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Monday, August 19, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Culture Breads hits Kickstarter goal

Culture Breads raised more than $20,000 in a successful Kickstarter campaign to launch a brick-and-mortar location in Spokane’s South Perry District.

In all, 131 backers supported the project, raising a total of $21,746. The all-or-nothing campaign needed $20,000 to succeed.

Proprietor and bread baker Shaun Thompson Duffy plans to open his shop in early 2018. It will feature a custom-built wood-fired oven, mill and fermentation closet as well as walk-up counter where customers can buy bread by the pound as well as flat breads and other baked goods.

Meantime, he’s been selling his artisan loaves through a subscription service as well as through wholesale accounts, including Rocket Market.

Thompson Duffy specializes in baking bread with ancient, heritage or landrace grains, such as spelt, einkorn, rye, Egyptian barley and Turkey Red wheat. He sources grain from within about an hour’s drive from Spokane. And that’s one of the things that makes Culture Breads stand out from other artisan bread shops. While some mill their own flour and some use wood-fired ovens – and some do both – he doesn’t know of a shop that does both with locally grown grain.

For more information, reach Thompson Duffy at

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