Welcome! The Homestead Oven is a gluten-free cottage bakery serving the Charlottesville, VA area. We specialize in gluten-free artisan sourdough breads made with freshly milled, organic grains and wholesome ingredients.
The Homestead Oven was created to share our love of gluten-free sourdough, fermentation, gardening, beekeeping, nature and kitchen craft, and also as a way to help others bring these rewarding traditions to life within their own hands and homes.
For those in the area, our bread is baked fresh and available for at several farmers markets throughout the year, as well as a few local grocers. We also have a limited amount of shipping orders available each week. Please visit Order Here for more information.
Our kitchen and products are fully insured and under inspection by the Virginia Department of Agriculture.
The Homestead Oven has been growing steadily over the last year, and I now struggle to keep up with the increasing demand. Everything quickly sells out at the markets and grocery stores, and I continue to get requests for special orders and new offerings. Even now operating at max capacity, I just cannot keep up. It is time to take the next step!
What does the next step look like? It looks like moving from my home kitchen into a small commercial kitchen (solo or shared), and hiring some help. I feel this is the only way for The Homestead Oven to meet the current demand, as well as lay a strong foundation for future growth.
To support this next step, I have created a GoFundMe fundraiser! My goal is to raise $35,000 to purchase additional kitchen equipment, including another oven, flour mill, worktables, storage racks and other kitchen essentials, hire help and pay rent as the business expands, and pay for any buildout the new space may need.
I am very excited to take this next step, and deeply grateful for any support you can offer. For more information or to make a contribution, you can visit www.gofundme.com/homestead-oven.