Taking Care of Your Bread
The best approach of course is to buy bread in small quantities, often, and enjoy the freshest bread possible.
When buying our unsliced loaves, the best way to store it is to leave it at room temperature in a paper (or cloth) bread bag, or if cut, packaging it in a plastic bag and storing it in a dark, dry place such as a breadbox. Never refrigerate bread for this only hastens the staling process. To refresh your bread, lightly sprinkle or mist with water and place it in a preheated 400°F oven for 6 to 8 minutes or until crusty (this also restores the bread's crust on humid days). Let it rest for a couple of minutes before slicing. Our pan loaves should be kept in the plastic bag they come in and stored in a dark, dry place.
All of our breads freeze well and keep for several weeks if wrapped properly. Leave or place the bread in a plastic, air tight bag and place this in turn in a freezer-quality plastic bag. To defrost frozen bread, remove from the freezer, take the bread out of the packaging, and let sit at room temperature for three to four hours. Follow the method described above for refreshing.