Edible Schoolyard Loaf (2 Pack)

The Acme Bread Edible Schoolyard loaf is a 100% whole-grain bread, developed with Alice Waters of Chez Panisse to pay homage to her Edible Schoolyard project at King Middle School in Berkeley. The challenge was to make a whole grain bread that was soft and a little sweet, so that kids would love it. This loaf expresses the values of the Edible Schoolyard, being nutritious and simple made with local ingredients. This year, it's made with California Yecora Rojo wheat. 

Besides the wheat, this bread contains a little honey, a bit of coarse rye pumpernickel meal, and salt. It is leavened with a starter containing the wild yeasts that occur naturally in the flour and the bakery environment. The rustic and whimsical shape of the loaf celebrates irregularities that arise when bread is made by hand.

Deep flavorful and sturdy crust, light interior crumb, malty sweet, spongy texture with a wonderful wheaty quality that invites quality butter and yet does not need it to stand on its own.

Suggested Uses: This loaf is excellent as table bread and as toast with jam and butter. It goes very well with salads, is excellent with cheeses, and makes a hearty, moist, sandwich.


  • This package includes 2 loaves that shipped frozen
  • Each loaf measures 8″ × 6″ x 3″ and weighs 1lb and 5oz.

How to Defrost

This loaf has been frozen at its peak of freshness. If you plan on eating it right away, let it sit at room temperature to defrost, it should be ready in 3-4 hours. If you intend on keeping it frozen, to eat at a later time, put it in another plastic bag, zip lock preferably. It will keep for up to a month in the freezer if wrapped properly. To defrost, take out of the freezer, but keep it in its wrappings, and let it defrost at room temp for at least 4 hours or overnight.

If you would like to freeze the loaf in slices, let it defrost for 3-4 hours (or less as soon as you can get a bread knife through it) and slice to desired thickness. Freeze the bread slices separately, (this will keep the slices from sticking together in the bag) then place all in a bag together in the paper bag or parchment paper and plastic bags, and freeze. Remove slices as desired. They will thaw out much faster than the whole loaf, in about a half hour.

Don’t be tempted to microwave your bread to defrost, as this dries it out and makes it rubbery.

To serve the bread warm, wrap your bread in parchment paper and foil and place it in an oven heated to 400 degrees for 3 or 4 minutes.


From: Acme Bread
Ingredients: Whole Wheat Flour, Water, Organic Pumpernickel Meal, Honey, Sea Salt, Yeast

Customer Reviews

Based on 14 reviews
Merritt Greene

Fresh and delicious. Ice cream sandwiches are wonderful! Thank you!

Stephanie Masterman
Great brown bread

Thoroughly enjoyed schoolyard loaves! Sliced thick for tuna fish sandwiches! Yum.

Tastes great

Not typically my type of bread but this is fresh and hearty.

S. Sax
Pure Deliciousness!

Love the taste and fullness of this healthy bread!!!

Annamarie Canadeo

Absolutely delicious bread,, will order again,, toasts deliciously!!!!

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