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The Happy Camper Blog

We see this section as a chance for you to get to know us better! We’ll post stories from our trips, fun baking stories…anything that goes on in our lives and we feel is worth sharing — especially big news! We invite you to do the same on our Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest – photos, stories, comments, suggestions, we want to hear from you! Sign up for our email list here.


ANNOUNCING: Happy Campers Gluten Free Bread Is in South California and Arizona!

Happy Campers Bakers | Posted November 11, 2016

Six years ago, when we were baking only a few loaves a week in our tiny home kitchen, we never could have imagined this. 🙂

In the beginning, we set out simply to bake the best GF, allergy-friendly breads we could. Super-nutritious. Unconditionally delicious. Last fall, we were thrilled to bring our tasty breads and buns to Seattle. Earlier this year, we made our most ambitious expansion yet into northern California. So many of you requested us in your favorite grocery stores, and we were more than happy to oblige! We’ve been blown away by your amazing appetites and support, and our ovens have been happily working overtime.

But those of you in southern California, thought, “Yeah, yeah…San Fran and the Bay Area are great and stuff, but what about us in L.A.? In San Diego?” Well, we’ve been listening and hard at work getting our deliciously nutritious breads where you are!

Today, friends, is that glorious day. 🙌

socal-arizona

YES. FINALLY. Your favorite Happy Campers Gluten Free bread is now available in SoCal! Like, it’s waiting on shelves for you to go pick up and devour! That’s right — tell every one of your GF Los Angeles friends that they can now enjoy our organic, vegan, and insanely tasty breads right where they are! Sandwiches in Santa Barbara! Crostini in Carlsbad! Toast in Temecula! You get the idea. Many additional SoCal stores are also coming soon (San Diego, you’re in the next couple weeks), so stay posted!

And it’s all because… You. Love. Good. Food. We’re overjoyed to see your passion for fueling life with only the best goodness is the same as ours. Our high-quality loaves are packed with everything you want in a gluten-free bread: Healthful ingredient variety! Awesome nutrition! Mouthwatering flavors! We bake each delicious loaf with organic, 100% non-GMO ingredients, so you can be sure you’re nourishing your body with wholesome goodness!

But as awesome as SoCal is, we couldn’t just stop there…. We’re also now in Arizona! 😃 YEP. Arizona, too. Because you asked for it. Phoenix! Scottsdale! Tuscon! Prescott! Gilbert! We heard you loud and clear

And if you’re not in California or Arizona, feeling left out and hankering for our particularly tasty GF bread, don’t worry! You can be sure we’re working hard to get our yummy loaves to where you are. (We’re coming for you! Please keep bringing those product request forms to your stores! It’s by far the most effective way. 😀 )

Now, we know how hungry you can get, so please go pick up a couple yummy loaves in these new stores to let them know you’re serious about enjoying our bread! 🍞🍞🍞

Erewhon: Calabasas
Calabasas, CA

Erewhon: Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA

Erewhon: Venice
Venice, CA

Frazier Farms: Oceanside
Oceanside, CA

Frazier Farms: Vista
Vista, CA

Isla Vista Food Co-op
Isla Vista, CA

Lassens: Los Feliz
Los Angeles, CA

Lassens: LaBrea
Los Angeles, CA

Lassens: Echo Park
Los Angeles, CA

Ocean Beach People’s Co-op
San Diego, CA

Organic Roots
Temecula, CA

Organix
Eagle Rock, CA

Rainbow Acres
Los Angeles, CA

The Whole Wheatery
Lancaster, CA

Natural Grocers: Gilbert
Gilbert, AZ

Natural Grocers: Prescott
Prescott, AZ

Natural Grocers: Phoenix
Phoenix, AZ

Natural Grocers: Scottsdale
Scottsdale, AZ

Natural Grocers: Tucson Oracle
Tucson, AZ

Natural Grocers: Tucson River
Tucson, AZ


Homegrown with Happy Campers

Happy Campers Bakers | Posted November 5, 2016

Hey, Happy Campers! We’ve got some exciting news! 😃

You know how we’re super-passionate about bringing you the truly tastiest, healthiest, GF bread we can? Of course you do. Well, we’re delighted to share that we’ve made an awesome new friend who feels exactly the same way about what they do! Meet Homegrown Sustainable Sandwiches. Just like we’re committed to bringing you the best GF bread out there, they’re incredibly passionate about making the best possible sandwiches out there! And wow, do they do wonders. Delicious, delicious wonders.

Okay, so, now we want you to close your eyes — unless you’re driving or juggling flaming objects, at which point we’re just impressed you’re also reading this — and try to imagine the best possible sandwich you can. Just try it…the best sandwich. Flavorful? Yes. Drool-worthily delicious? Absolutely. The perfect proportion of textures? Exactly. Crafted from the highest quality ingredients available? Only always. Made from locally and sustainably sourced foods? Of course. Insanely creative ingredient combinations that will tickle your tastebuds and blow your mind? Uh, yeah! You get what we’re saying here, right? Homegrown actually makes these sandwiches! Like, ones that you can go eat right now! It’s basically scrumptious sandwich environmentalism. They are seriously the best in every measurable way we care about.

We immediately thought it was loaf at first sight a perfect partnership, so we decided to start baking special loaves for them to make their awesome sandwiches with your favorite GF option. OH, YEAH. 🙌

Mouthwatering images courtesy of Homegrown

Mouthwatering images courtesy of Homegrown

We and the amazing folks at Homegrown had the wonderful pleasure of visiting each other’s awesome food factories recently. We were so impressed with the care and passion that these folks put into the amazing food they make! (And did we mention that their sandwiches are delicious?) We really couldn’t be more excited to partner with them and support their passion to make amazing food for you to enjoy!

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hc-visits-homegrown

You should check out everything about Homegrown on their site, particularly their amazing menu (but be prepared to drool)! Homegrown has many locations in Seattle and several new ones in San Francisco, so make sure to go support them and us and your love for tasty sandwiches! We’re willing to bet you won’t be disappointed…. Happy eating! 🍞😋


Store Update: Happy Campers is in 31 new locations!

Happy Campers Bakers | Posted July 9, 2016

more stores after norcal

Hey, Happy Campers!

As so many of you know, we finally were able to bring our deliciously nutritious breads and buns to lots of NorCal stores just a few months ago — and we couldn’t be more thrilled to be baking lots of goodness for all you awesome hungry happy campers there! We’re beyond excited to see so many people wanting to nourish themselves with the highest quality of tasty, nutrition-packed food. Our ovens are happy, and so are we! 😃

But here’s the thing. We haven’t stopped our quest to bring you our yummy breads and buns, or even slowed down! We’ve been busily baking away, working on making even more delicious loaves for you, but also fulfilling many of your awesome store requests! → You can now find our breads in 31 more stores across Oregon, Washington, Montana, Idaho, and California!

Seriously, though — filling out our official product request form and submitting it to your favorite food stores in your area is by far the best way to get Happy Campers where you are! It gets us excited to bake for you, and directly lets the stores know that you want our bread! (They always listen to their customers!)

So, please continue to spread the good word about us and our breads, because it absolutely works! Help share our passion for wellness and good food, and tell all your friends about us and why Happy Campers is one of your favorite scrumptious snacks.

Speaking of scrumptious snacks…here’s that awesome list of all the new stores where you can pick up a delicious loaf of Happy Campers. Eat up! 😋

Third Street Market
Whitefish, MT

Wildberries Marketplace
Arcata, CA

Tacoma Boys – Tacoma Store
Tacoma, WA

Tacoma Boys at South Hill – Puyallup Store
Puyallup, WA

H&L Produce – Lakewood Store
Lakewood, WA

Settler’s Country Market
Ephrata, WA

Chimacum Corner Farmstand
Chimacum, WA

Southend General Store & Restaurant
Lopez Island, WA

2J’s Fresh Market
Great Falls, MT

Good Food Store
Missoula, MT

Natural Grocers Billings
Billings, MT

Natural Grocers Kalispell
Kalispell, MT

Nature’s Pantry Natural Foods
La Grande, OR

Nugget Markets: Corte Madera
Corte Madera, CA

Nugget Markets: Davis, Covell
Davis, CA

Nugget Markets: Davis, Mace
Davis, CA

Nugget Markets: El Dorado Hills
El Dorado Hills, CA

Nugget Markets: Elk Grove
Elk Grove, CA

Nugget Markets: Novato
Novato, CA

Nugget Markets: Roseville
Roseville, CA

Nugget Markets: Sacramento, Florin
Sacramento, CA

Nugget Markets: Tiburon
Tiburon, CA

Nugget Markets: Vacaville
Vacaville, CA

Nugget Markets: West Sacramento
Sacramento, CA

Nugget Markets: Woodland
Woodland, CA

San Juan Co-Op
Friday Harbor, WA

Moscow Co-Op
Moscow, ID

Medford Co-Op
Medford, OR

Boise Co-Op North End
Boise, ID

Boise Co-Op Meridian
Meridian, ID

Pilgrim’s Market
Coeur d’Alene, ID


Online Orders Are Back!

Happy Campers Bakers | Posted March 16, 2016

Happy Campers Gluten Free bread

Yes! FINALLY! Our online orders! They have returned! 😃👏

But before you join the mad dash to go place your long-deserved orders for our deliciously nutritious breads and buns, please make sure to read these few important updates below! ↓

→ We now ship out orders every day in the workweek!

Yep, now you don’t have to wait an entire week for us to send you your box of nutritious deliciousness! Hooray! We’re baking in large enough volumes now that we can ship to you more frequently. Depending on where you live, you will receive your bread in 1-3 business days. The deadline to order is noon (Pacific) for shipment the following business day, so if we receive your order after this deadline, then we usually have to wait until another business day to ship. (Please take this into account regarding the weekend!)

→ Say goodbye to multiples of five!

We used to ship many of our orders via USPS, which provided a particularly significant benefit to using boxes whose capacity was five loaves. They didn’t work for us for a number of reasons in the end, so we decided to shift completely to the more reliable UPS and FedEx. But, you know, if you’re just that hungry….

→ You can now order entire cases of our breads or buns!

If you want to order 6 loaves of the same flavor, you can now order a wholesale case! Om nom nom. This is the best option if you have a particularly impressive appetite, need to stock up for a tasty expedition, or if you’re simply nice enough to share. Our wholesale cases include a discount from the retail price of individual loaves. This is how we ship our products to all our stores, so it makes us happy to also send you wholesale cases — they’re all ready to go!

→ Shipping costs are a little different than you might be used to.

Because we have shifted completely to UPS and FedEx, and are now using more consistent and reliable packing materials for you, we’ve slightly shifted around our shipping price tiers. They’re still great, especially if you’re hungry! The best part, of course — if you order at least 10 loaves at a time, we’ll gladly pay for your postage — your order ships completely FREE!

→ We ship directly to 50 48 states.

We’re unfortunately not shipping to Hawaii or Alaska anymore, just the contiguous 48 states. We know; we’re sorry, Hawaii and Alaska residents! ☹ Our shipping system is now based solely on UPS and FedEx, and we just couldn’t figure in a way to make the Air shipping costs worth the inclusion. We are continuing to explore all options, however, and are doing our best to get our tasty breads and buns where you are! (You can definitely help us both by submitting our official product request form at your local health food stores.)

Okay, that’s it for now! We don’t want to keep you here any longer than you need to be, so head over to our online store and order away! We’re excited to finally get you our yummy breads again! Our ovens are ready…. 🍞


Get Free Samples of Happy Campers! (NorCal Demo Schedule)

Happy Campers Bakers | Posted February 20, 2016

Happy Campers Gluten Free bread (Bay Area)

Jan has embarked on his road trip to the Bay Area to demo our tasty gluten-free breads for you! Make sure to check out his demo schedule below to see where and when he’ll be slicing up some delicious (and free!) samples of our yummy loaves! Please tell your friends and come to your local store to say hi! 🙂

2/19 (Friday)

🍞 → Whole Foods Sacramento at 3-6pm

2/20 (Saturday)

🍞 → Rainbow Grocery at 10am-1pm
🍞 → Bi-Rite Market (Divisadero) at 1:30-4:30pm

2/21 (Sunday)

🍞 → Natural Grocery (El Cerrito) at 11am-2pm
🍞 → Natural Grocery (Berkeley) at 3-6pm

2/22 (Monday)

🍞 → Bi-Rite Market (Divisadero) at 11am-2pm
🍞 → Rainbow Grocery at 4-7pm

2/23 (Tuesday)

🍞 → Natural Grocery (El Cerrito) at 11am-2pm
🍞 → Natural Grocery (Berkeley) at 3-6pm

2/28 (Sunday)

🍞 → Whole Foods Alameda at 11am-2pm
🍞 → Whole Foods Redwood at 3:30-6:30pm

2/29 (Monday)

🍞 → Whole Foods Lafayette at 11am-2pm
🍞 → Whole Foods Walnut Creek at 3-6pm

3/1 (Tuesday)

🍞 → Whole Foods Ocean at 11am-2pm
🍞 → Whole Foods 2001 Market Street at 3-6pm

3/2 (Wednesday)

🍞 → Whole Foods Petaluma at 11am-2pm
🍞 → Whole Foods Sebastopol at 3-6pm

3/4 (Friday)

🍞 → Whole Foods Napa at 11am-2pm
🍞 → Whole Foods Sonoma at 3-6pm

3/5 (Saturday)

🍞 → Whole Foods Coddingtown at 11am-2pm
🍞 → Whole Foods Santa Rosa at 3-6pm