Wildflour Community Bakery is unique because it is owned by the community and run collectively. This means that you, as an interested person reading about the Bakery, are an owner. This gives you the right to attend Community Involvement Meetings which are held quarterly and at which community members and bakers make decisions together about policies and directions for Wildflour Bakery.
The next Community Involvement Meeting will be on Sunday, January 19 from 12-2 pm. A potluck brunch will precede the meeting at 11:30. All interested community members are encouraged to attend both the meeting and the potluck. The agenda is posted in the Bakery and may be added to before the meeting by community members. To date, the agenda includes a possible wage increase for workers, a report on possible changes at the Daily Grind (the Bakery's supplier of organic flour), and a year-end financial report.
Wildflour Community Bakery was begun in 1975 to provide healthful baked goods and education to the community. The work is done by six collective members and an always-evolving group of volunteers. Wildflour has become a successful business, offering over 20 kinds of whole grain bread made with organic, locally milled flour, as well as goodies of all kinds. There are dairyless and wheatless offerings of both bread and goodies. lt's educational program, "Rolling in Dough," teaches Ann Arbor schoolchildren how to make healthy bread while explaining some basics about nutrition and food politics.
Wildflour Community Bakery, 208 N. Fourth Ave., Ann Arbor, Ml 48104; 994-0601.