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specializing in
natural breads + pastries

Saltine Baking Company was founded in 2014 by owner + CEO Ashley Schmalenberg. While cooking + baking professionally within Saskatchewan, Ashley discovered the art of making sourdough breads. The challenge of baking naturally leavened breads was an inspiring and never-ending pursuit that has carried us as a small business through many iterations - a home-based bakery, farmers market purveyor, restaurant wholesaler and ultimately a retail location since the fall of 2018. Our bakery was built with the intention of blending a passion for naturally leavened breads + professional cooking techniques while supporting local farmers. The products within our shop are made using organic Saskatchewan grains and as many locally sourced ingredients as possible - Three Farmers Camelina Oil, Kitako Lake Honey, Millers By-Gone Farm eggs, Vancouver Island Sea Salt, Heliotrope Organic Farms vegetables and more. Our team produces all of our breads + pastries each week with care and intention by hand.  Loaves are hand-mixed & shaped daily with a cold fermentation overnight before baking to produce a more flavourful and easily digestible loaf. We produce nearly all of our fillings for pastries from scratch - including preserves & pickles, ricotta, vegetable fillings and more. Much of our summer is spent bulk purchasing and preserving local produce from farmers to carry us through the winter months.  ​ Ultimately we hope that our care and intention comes through in our baking by providing our community delicious products. This pursuit continues to be never-ending as we strive to better ourselves daily in everything we do. ​ Thank you for being here. Ashley, Angela & team.

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