Bread has always been a big part of my life. My mum and dad both baked at home and when i was growing up we ate toast, toast and more toast!

Good bread takes patience, passion and instinct. The wild yeast starter and long fermentation act as a natural preservative and flavour enhancer, giving the bread superb depth and character.

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Dark & White Sourdough (1.6kg):
Wheat, dark rye, spelt,
Halen Mon sea salt, water.

Gooch's Sourdough (1.6kg):
Wheat, rye, einkorn, khorason, bara lawr,
Halen Mon sea salt, water.

Rye Sourdough (800g) 100% Rye:
Rye, black treacle, Halen Mon Sea salt, water.

7 Seed Rye Sourdough (800g) 100% Rye:
Rye, 7 seeds, Halen Mon sea salt,
forest of dean honey, water.

Raison Rye Sourdough (800g) 100% Rye:
Rye, raisins, black treacle,
Halen Mon sea salt, water.

Bara lawr & sesame Rye Sourdough (800g) 100% Rye:
Rye, bara lawr, sesame seeds, black treacle,
Halen Mon sea salt, water.

Spiced Rye (800g) 100% Rye:
Rye, black treacle, coriander, caraway,
cumin, Halen Mon sea salt, water.

Sharpham Spelt Sourdough:
Spelt, Halon Mon, sea salt, water.

Hay's farmers' market
Hay on Wye Farmers Market

As dawn arrives baking begins and by 8am a colourful cluster of loaves, from sourdoughs to focaccias, are lined up in trays.

Hay's festival 2012

"Once again I'll be supplying the Hay Festival with a range of handcrafted loaves."