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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

ANNOUNCING: Happy Campers Gluten Free Bread Is in North California!

Happy Campers Bakers | Posted February 13, 2016

Today’s the day, today’s the day! We are overjoyed to announce the most exciting news we’ve ever had….

We are FINALLY in all 43 Whole Foods stores in North California! Yes, that’s right. 43! Yaaay, NorCal! (More smaller stores are soon to come, of course, but we wanted cover the big ones for you first!) You can check out our awesome store-finder based on your location to see where our super-nutritious, unconditionally delicious breads are closest to you!

We’re so stoked! Like, totally psyched! And we’re also just plain excited, because YAY, NorCal! (Okay, okay, we know not all of you talk so, um, radically, but we’re just a bit giddy with glee right now.) We couldn’t be happier to finally be able to bring you our breads for you to enjoy! 😀

norcal announcement

Our high-quality loaves are packed with everything you want in a gluten-free bread: Healthful ingredient variety? Check! Awesome nutrition? Check! Mouthwatering flavors? Check! We bake each delicious loaf with organic, 100% non-GMO ingredients, so you can be sure you’re nourishing your body with wholesome goodness! In addition, we craft them to be completely free of all common allergens: absolutely no soy, no corn, no rice, no dairy, no eggs, no nuts, no potato…. And best of all — we stay true to our promise of quality: no loads of junk or filler ingredients. Really, just the good stuff!

As most of you know now, we have begun to hit our stride in our wonderful new bakery, where we’ve been happily baking amongst the scent of thousands of fresh loaves rising, and oven timers chiming. It’s only been a few months since we began baking our breads for many different Seattle stores, and the response there has been spectacular!

Now, we thought Seattle’s appetite for our bread was impressive, but, like, whoa. All of you around the Bay Area are seriously jonesing for the good stuff! Fun Fact → Of all the places in the whole country, ever, you have proven to be the consistently hungriest for our yummy breads! So, here we are, beyond delighted to finally get plenty of it down to you!

And if you’re not in the NorCal region, feeling left out and with a hunger for a particularly tasty gluten-free bread, don’t worry! You can be sure we’re working hard to get our yummy loaves to where you are. (Yes, SoCal, you’re next, so please keep bringing those product request forms to your stores! 😀 )

As always, we will cheerfully strive to bake the most nutritious, delicious gluten-free loaves that we possibly can. It’s our passion to help make it easier for everyone eat well and live well — to end the quest for truly good gluten-free bread once and for all!

We have absolutely loved every step of this thrilling journey so far, and yet our excitement makes us feel like we’re just getting started…. This is the first of many awesome announcements for us this year, so make sure to stay posted!

But first, if you don’t mind, we have a favor to ask of you:

Please spread the word about us, and tell all your NorCal friends about us, too! The more we can impress the stores in these first couple weeks, the better it will be for everyone — let the stores know you love our bread! We’re calling on you to storm the gates! (And by ‘storm the gates’, we mean ‘get your tasty Happy Campers fix from your nearest Whole Foods’. 😛 )

Okay — that’s all for now! We don’t want you to be here for too long; we want you to get outside and enjoy your lovely day! But definitely give an extra hug to your friends and family. Listen to a song that makes you dance with wild abandon. And, of course, remember to go to your nearest Whole Foods and stock up on all the fixings for a scrumptious sandwich!

Happy eating! 😀

Online Orders Update: Bread, Where Are You?

Happy Campers Bakers | Posted January 30, 2016

online orders 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…. 😉

Did Someone Say, “All-Organic?”

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!

Happy Campers Gluten Free – Wild Buns (Organic)

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.

organic logo preliminaryWe’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….

Happy Campers Gluten Free (Teff → Sorghum)

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. 🙂