Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Field Trip to Great Harvest Bread Company

Today we went to visit the Great Harvest Bread Company to see how bread is made.  The lady who led the field trip was so great with the kids! 

We got to taste lots of yummy bread while we were there! DSC_0046

First the lady read us a book about making bread! We learned about the five ingredients of good bread…wheat flour, water, honey, yeast and salt. Most of the store breads have a lot of preservatives. 


She showed us how to shake the wheat to get the grains.


We got to collect the grains and put them into a container.DSC_0057

The yeast smelled like stinky feet.  DSC_0065

This is the mill that they used to grind the wheat. DSC_0069

Here is the mixer that they used to mix all of the ingredients.DSC_0075 DSC_0077

We got to roll out our own bread dough.DSC_0093

This is the huge oven where they cook the bread.  There are 8 shelves in the oven.  Each shelf holds 6 pans of bread.  They can fit up to five loaves on each pan which equals 240 loaves of bread that can be baked at one time.  DSC_0105


Thanks Great Harvest Bread Company for a fun field trip! 

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