What is a bread subscription?
A bread subscription is a regular order of bread that we will make and deliver to your local collection point once or twice a week (depending on your subscription). It works like a veg box scheme where you make regular payments and the farm sends you seasonal veg. With us, we will send you whatever bread you have ordered and deliver it to a local collection point.
Where do I collect my bread?
You can collect your bread from the collection point that suits you. We have a number of collection points across Leeds in neighbourhoods like Bramley, Headingley, Chapel Allerton, Woodhouse, Roundhay, Pudsey, Horsforth and the city centre. Most of our collection points are wonderful independent food outlets and venues well worth checking out anyways! Two of them are housing co-operatives’, creating innovative and effective solutions to current housing shortages; and one is a bar and venue run by a workers’ co-op and members club, putting the control and profits back into the hands of the people who work in and use the space.
When do I collect my bread?
Details of the opening hours of your chosen collection point can be found on our collections point map.
How do I pay?
You can start a bread subscription by making a bank transfer, setting up a standing order, or by PayPal. You can either have a 4 week or a continuous subscription. Payment for continuous subscription is by standing order.
What if I collect it a day late?
Because of the short shelf life of fresh bread we encourage staff at our collection points to eat any bread that remains uncollected the day following delivery. For example, if you usually collect on a Tuesday and your bread remains uncollected at the end of the day on Wednesday, it may well be gone by Thursday. You can always get in touch with your collection point and check with them. We cannot give you a refund for uncollected bread.
What if I go on holiday?
We encourage you to give the bread to a friend or neighbour in the event that you go on holiday during your subscription. They will thank you! However, if you cannot find a willing friend, please contact us with plenty of notice. We can pause your subscription and allocate a ‘credit loaf to your account’. Likewise, if you are leaving for an extended period or going on a longer holiday and wish to pause your bread subscription, please email us at email@example.com giving us at least one weeks notice so that we don’t waste produce. Please remember that all our loaves are slow fermented and we start making your bread a good few days in advance.
A credit what?
A credit loaf! If you need to pause your subscription, instead of having to cancel and then restart your standing order, we can simply allocate a credit loaf to your account. You can claim your credit loaf/loaves at any time – we can deliver the additional loaf along side your usual subscription. If, for some reason, you have clocked up a lot of credit loaves, you can stop your standing order for the appropriate number of weeks and we will continue to deliver your loaves until you’ve used up your credit loaves are ready to restart your standing order.
Can I change my order halfway through my subscription?
Yes, you can change your order if you give us at least one weeks notice. Just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
What are the broader benefits of bread subs?
They allow us to dramatically reduce waste. We know how many loaves to make each shift as we know what our customers will need on a week by week basis. What that also means is that we can offer you the bread at a good price since we do not need to factor in wastage costs (which many small suppliers need to do). Also, it means you can regularly get our bread and because we sell directly to you, we are able to get your feedback, which means a lot to us! In addition, as a small workers’ cooperative we are striving to model an alternative way of working and producing which puts people and planet at the forefront. Your support helps us do this!
Can I become a bread collection point?
Yes. If you are interested, we would love to hear from you. We will deliver bread to any collection point in areas we deliver to, that has interest from at least 10 subscribers. Please get in touch to discuss.