Twin Bears started in 2010 as a vision of a sustainable future shared by Emily and Andrew Roy as they sat in a small urban apartment in Pleasant Hill, CA. They had a vision of transforming suburban yards into regenerative food and medicine systems. They got married, had a kid, and kept working toward realizing their vision. A job transfer led them from the Bay Area to Frederick, Maryland. They knew this was the place to create their vision. They purchased a house and began transforming the lawn into a mini food forest.
Once the garden was established, they continued their exploration into local food movements, the politics of food, community building, and herbal medicine. Emily teamed up with a few other locals and worked to pass legislation to allow backyard chickens in Frederick. It was their love of naturally fermented and local foods that sparked the creation of Twin Bears Bakery. Andrew connected with local miller and farmer Ian at Migrash Farms and tried local fresh flour for the first time. That experience changed our perspective on grains and Andrew became an advocate for supporting local grain economies. The bakery draws inspiration from so many passions that its operation has quickly become a hub of activity around Twin Bears. We are humbled and thankful for the attention and support we have received from the community and look forward to being your baker.
Andrew, Emily & Zia
Twin Bears Bakery
Uniting Farmers, Millers & Communities through bread.