The Stoneoven Bakery is located 40 minutes south of Alpena or 20 north of Oscoda. Our beautiful natural surroundings inspired us to create an ecologically friendly method of baking that did not have a harmful impact on the environment. We use only fallen wood to heat our ovens.
The stone ovens were built by hand, using materials native to our area such as lumber, soil and clay.
Our specialty is authenic German Bread, for which we developed our own formulas. We use only organic ingredients in our breads and Gourmet Granolas. For our baking mixes and baked goods we use organic ingredients and as much local ingredients as we can get. Currently we use local honey ( in county), local maple syrup ( 80 miles), local fresh farm eggs ( in county), Traverse City dried cherries. Some of our flours come from Michigan as well.
We sell our bread at several local Farmer's Markets as well as at our bakery. To further promote local agritourism and local eating we just founded the Alcona Food Trail Association, which brings together local producers and customers.
Tough not a bakery product, we are plannig to start a line of fermented foods and pickles made from local produce.
We are the only bakery in northeast Michigan to offer authentic German breads made with organic, wholegrain flours and baked in an outdoor, wood-fired oven. Feature articles in several newspaper have prompted customers to visit our bakery from as far away as Toledo, Ohio. Our Gourmet Granolas and brownies,scones and muffins are made with local ingredients like honey, maple syrup, eggs, and Traverse City dried cherries. Our products are available at local Farmer's Markets and at our bakery.
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My husband has been missing good German bread ever since studying there in the 60's, and we were thrilled to discover this wonderful bread at our farmer's market.... [more]