Finding the bright side to a situation is easy if you know where to look.
Our passion is healthy bread and that is what we do wholeheartedly.
We’ve been making the lives of families healthier & happier simply by baking small batch breads a brighter way for over thirty five years. Our organic breads bring health, optimism, and a little fun not only to our families, but to families everywhere just by baking on the bright side.
What is now Rudi’s Organic Bakery began in 1976 as Rudi’s Bakery, a small local bakery opened by Sheldon Romer in Boulder, Colo. Romer named the bakery after Swami Rudrananda, a spiritual leader of an ashram in New York who was instrumental in bringing Eastern culture and spiritual traditions to many Americans. Rudi’s Bakery soon gained a reputation for nutritious, flavorful, preservative-free breads, rolls and buns.
In 1981, after a rigorous review process, Rudi’s entire product line became certified Kosher, and Rudi’s products began to appear on supermarket and natural food store shelves. The increased demand for Rudi’s offerings meant several moves to larger baking facilities. Rudi’s now occupies a 61,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art bakery in the heart of Boulder where its breads continue to be made in small batches using a special blend of centuries-old, craft baking techniques and modern baking methods.
Rudi’s Bakery became a leader in the organic industry in 1991, when the company started using organic ingredients. By 1998, Rudi’s was participating in an organic certification program, long before the U.S. National Organic Program was enacted in 2002. In 2001, Rudi’s Bakery became Rudi’s Organic Bakery, reflecting the company’s commitment to supporting and producing organic products.
Rudi’s Organic is part of Boulder-based Charter Baking Co., a recognized leader in organic and natural bread and baked goods.
Making a Difference:
Today Rudi’s is the leading producer of certified organic bread in the U.S., and specializes in the production and distribution of delicious organic bread and baked goods products. The Company is committed to baking high-quality organic breads that contain the healthiest ingredients possible.
It all starts with the ingredients we choose: they’re simple, wholesome and organic. We take great care in selecting the right ingredients and ingredient partners to make our delicious breads. This selection process means knowing the ingredients’ source all the way back to the seed, making sure every part of the bread is formed proudly with integrity. Rudi’s Organic has always been about living free – free of artificial ingredients, preservatives, high fructose corn syrup, trans-fat and genetically modified organisms (GMOs).
Rudi’s Organic breads are made in small batches using a centuries-old practice that allows the dough to ferment for 12 to 24 hours before the mixing and baking processes begin. This ensures the integrity of every loaf while making the use of preservatives and chemical rising agents unnecessary. Extended fermentation also allows for the development of rich flavors and textures. Our bakers let our breads proof slowly which adds more flavor. The fermentation process gives the bread a web-like cell structure or what some call “holes.”
Rudi’s Organic Bakery’s original mission of making nutritious, flavorful, preservative-free baked goods is alive and well today. We are firmly committed to making the world a healthier place, and to conducting business practices that sustain and improve our environment and the communities in which we live and work. From our products to our ingredients to our commitment to sustainability and local communities, Rudi’s Organic is committed to healthy people, a healthy planet and healthy communities.