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Happy Campers Bakers | Posted July 9, 2016
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
Tacoma Boys – Tacoma Store
Tacoma Boys at South Hill – Puyallup Store
H&L Produce – Lakewood Store
Settler’s Country Market
Chimacum Corner Farmstand
Southend General Store & Restaurant
Lopez Island, WA
2J’s Fresh Market
Great Falls, MT
Good Food Store
Natural Grocers Billings
Natural Grocers Kalispell
Nature’s Pantry Natural Foods
La Grande, OR
Nugget Markets: Corte Madera
Corte Madera, CA
Nugget Markets: Davis, Covell
Nugget Markets: Davis, Mace
Nugget Markets: El Dorado Hills
El Dorado Hills, CA
Nugget Markets: Elk Grove
Elk Grove, CA
Nugget Markets: Novato
Nugget Markets: Roseville
Nugget Markets: Sacramento, Florin
Nugget Markets: Tiburon
Nugget Markets: Vacaville
Nugget Markets: West Sacramento
Nugget Markets: Woodland
San Juan Co-Op
Friday Harbor, WA
Boise Co-Op North End
Boise Co-Op Meridian
Coeur d’Alene, ID
Happy Campers Bakers | Posted March 16, 2016
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…. 🍞
Happy Campers Bakers | Posted January 30, 2016
Hello, Happy Campers!
Ever since we moved into our new bakery, we know you’ve been waiting so very patiently for us to resume our online orders of your favorite bread. Perhaps you’ve been by your toasters, imagining the mouthwatering smell of freshly toasted Happy Campers bread waft around your kitchen…. Some of you got out your almond butter and honey and cinnamon, which awaited a delicious slice of support. Some of you, an avocado and a bit of sharp cheddar. Or plenty of tremendously tasty sandwich fixings. But they all got a little lonely. They missed their favorite team member to bring them all together in scrumptious harmony.
So, where’s our bread?
Well. We had originally planned to get our online orders back up and running as soon as 2016 rolled around…. A few things got delayed, but then we were definitely on track for the end of January! But…argh, the end of January is already here. And we’ll be honest — we are terribly sorry to still be out of stock! You’ve been so amazing to wait as long as you have, and we appreciate it tremendously. But, in light of one last delay, we feel like we owe you several explanatory details as to why you’ve had to wait so long to enjoy more of your delicious loaves of Happy Campers….
In our new bakery, we have been navigating the production transition as quickly yet thoroughly as possible. Along with baking thousands more loaves than we ever have before, we’ve been incredibly focused, calibrating our many ovens, tweaking our baking sensors, freezing and thawing and testing slices for texture, making sure we can continue to bring the bread you know and love to even more people. We do know that a few problematic loaves have slipped by us, but we’ve been learning increasingly with each production run, and frequently working around the clock to make huge improvements! We have been dialing in all our equipment on the largest scales — because we really want to get it right for you.
And, of course, we wouldn’t be the happy campers we are if we weren’t on some adventure of ambition — we’ve also been working the hardest we’ve ever worked on anything so far, and it’s finally going to happen soon! (Hint: something huge that rhymes with ‘Shmalifornia’). All we’ll say right now is that a giant announcement is coming…. So exciting! 😉
But seriously — you must be amazing at spreading the word about us and our mission to make the healthiest, tastiest gluten-free breads, because…wow. It seems submitting our product request form to all your favorite stores really does work! You’re the best. Keep it up, and please tell all your GF friends about us; we want to bake them our yummy loaves, too! 😀 In the past few months, we have gotten lots of our delicious breads to many hungry happy campers in plenty new places and stores, hooray! But, it turns out, we need to bake even more, because we barely have any loaves left for our online orderers! An amazing problem for us to have, but a problem nonetheless. So….
Along with the needs of a bigger bakery (producing many loaves) is a bigger storage facility for our breads — from which our online orders will ship. Setting it up promptly with everyone involved has proven difficult. This is actually the only remaining cause of delay until we’re able to reactivate the online orders, so we will strive to make this happen pronto! All we want to do is bake the truly best gluten-free breads we can for you!
Now, to answer the specific question that’s probably on your mind: We’re on track to be fulfilling our online orders again in the second half of February — which realistically seems like the timeline for us, now. We’re pretty bummed we’ve had to keep shifting our dates. We don’t like that you’ve had to wait so long. We’d love to be able to send you some of our yummy bread weeks ago, but we want to make sure everything goes as perfectly and smoothly as possible before starting all the orders up again. We promise it will be worth it in the long run!
Again — we can’t thank you enough for your patience! Your appetites for our deliciously nutritious bread always impress us, and we’ve never been more excited to bake you our loaves! Things are about to get huge for us (and you!) this year, so we’re buckling up and getting ready for a roller coaster ride. A tasty, tasty ride. Are you ready? Have your scrumptious sandwich fixings on hand…. 😉
Happy Campers Bakers | Posted January 16, 2016
Hi, Happy Campers!
As you probably know by now, we’ve been hard at work for the past several months, enjoying and learning all the new ins and outs of our brand new bakery. It’s something about which we are incredibly excited, and have been working on for a long time! After five years of baking at our original place, we finally outgrew it. So far, we’ve been absolutely delighted to be in a baking space that perfectly allows us to keep up with all the amazing demand from all over the country!
We’ve never seen so many of our loaves at once before! It’s just incredible, and it’s all thanks to you. 😀
In between making sure our Wild Buns are consistently round and plump, calibrating our many new ovens, and enjoying the tantalizing scent of hundreds of our loaves baking at the same time — we went outside and discovered that 2016 was suddenly in full swing! And goodness, do we have some great news for you throughout this year…. We can’t wait to share what’s to come!
Okay, okay, it’s no secret that we absolutely love baking the healthiest, tastiest gluten-free goodness we can for all of you. Ever since we started baking Happy Campers breads and buns, we’ve been committed to continually improving them with even better nutrition, amazing texture, and always scrumptious flavors. To be honest, we’re pretty happy with our awesome breads! But, you know, we’re far too enthusiastic and adventurous to just leave it at that.
We’re excited to say — now that we’re just a little bigger — it’s time for us to make our loaves even better for you. Later this year, we’re headed to go all-organic, and get official Organic Certification for all our products! Woohoo! As you might know, we are tremendously proud of baking each loaf with high-quality ingredients, and that all our products are almost completely organic already! Of course, an awesome variety of healthful nutrients is great, but a consistent quality of nutrition is also important. It’s something we care deeply about, and know you do, too.
Due to various limitations of current geopolitics and agriculture, a reliable supply of enough organic teff seeds for our flours is increasingly difficult to source! As you might imagine, we want nothing more than to be able to bake the most deliciously nutritious — and organic — gluten-free breads we possibly can for you. So, we began our research. We spoke with many nutritionists, and carried out all sorts of experiments and tests—and discovered the perfect replacement for those tiny teff seeds in our awesomely nutrition-packed flour mix….
Sorghum, an ancient cereal grain, was originally cultivated in Africa, where it has long-remained a nutritious staple—and for good reason! It’s full of super-healthful vitamins and minerals like phosphorous (makes our bones happy!), and niacin and iron, which support a healthy metabolism and immune system. Who doesn’t like that? Sorghum also has excellent protein, and contains plenty of dietary fiber that can benefit blood-sugar management and weight control. (It’s packed with more awesome antioxidants than blueberries, too!) Basically — sorghum is almost nutritionally identical to teff, so you can be sure you’ll continue to get the same high-quality organic nutrition you’re used to in every delicious slice of our bread. In addition to our many baking experiments, we even did tens of tremendously tasty toast tests — just for you, of course! Sometimes the commitment to go all-organic is hard work. 😉
Oh! — we hear the ovens beeping! Several batches of fresh Cravin’ Raisin Cinnamon Spice loaves must be done…back into the bakery we go!
We can’t wait to tell you about everything on which we’ve been working so hard recently — but more great news soon! Until then, give someone a good hug, make your favorite tasty toast, and enjoy all the good things you possibly can. 🙂
Happy Campers Bakers | Posted November 21, 2015
Hi, Seattle Happy Campers! We have some really, really great news for you…. 😀
You might have heard from a little birdie, but we’re so excited to say that it’s finally official: Thanks to you, Happy Campers Gluten Free bread is now officially in Seattle, and we couldn’t be more excited!
Yes, that’s right! You can now find and pick up our nutritiously delicious loaves in all the Seattle Whole Foods, PCCs, several co-ops, and more! Woohoo! Check out our awesome store-finder based on your location to see where we are closest to you!
We’re incredibly proud to bring our gluten-free bread to so many of you who demand the best. Our loaves have everything you want in a gluten-free bread: healthful ingredient variety, truly awesome nutrition, and mouthwatering flavors! Each delicious loaf is baked with organic, 100% non-GMO ingredients, so you can be sure you’re fueling your body with wholesome goodness! In addition, they are free of all common allergens: no soy, no corn, no rice, no dairy, no eggs, no nuts, no potato…. Best of all — we stay true to our promise of quality: no loads of junk or filler ingredients! Just the good stuff.
After all your amazing store requests for so many months, Seattle has now become our first major expansion outside Portland…(so far 😉 )! It’s surreal and crazy and amazing, and we wouldn’t have it any other way. We’re absolutely thrilled to see that so many more people are hungry for truly healthful, nutritious, gluten-free bread!
We have watched with excitement, anticipation, and elation as our little dream of baking truly healthful and flavorful gluten-free bread for many has so wonderfully grown into reality! It’s astounding to us how far we have come: from making a few small batches of our loaves in our home kitchen, then our very own small bakery, and now in our new space big enough to bake to hopefully keep up with all of your impressive appetites! But through all these exciting changes, one thing has remained exactly the same: we absolutely love doing what we do, and we can’t wait to do even more of it even better! Seattle, of course, is just the beginning….
We have certainly said it before, and we’ll happily say it again:
We want to bake all the most nutritious, greatest-tasting loaves for you and your friends and your friends’ friends. It’s our mission to help everyone eat well and live well — to end the quest for truly good gluten-free bread once and for all!
Now grab a tasty loaf or two, and let’s go to a Seattle park…. It’s time for a scrumptious picnic. 🙂