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When you buy bakery bread you want it to last for a long time, that can’t happen if you don’t store it properly. This post will give you some tips to maintain you bread’s freshness for more time.

Keeping Your Bread Fresh in Newtonville, MA

You just went to your local Great Harvest bakery and got a delicious and nutritious loaf of bread. You can just picture all the tasty sandwiches you’ll be eating during the week. Unfortunately, you fail to store you bread correctly and it goes dry. There are still many things you can do with stale bread, but right now all you really wanted was your fresh bakery bread. If only you’ve known how to keep it fresh. Well, to help you avoid that sad, sad scenario from happening, Great Harvest of Newtonville has collected a few pointers to help you maintain your bread fresh for longer.

Give it Some Air

You know how bread boxes usually have tiny air holes? That’s because the bread need to breathe a little. If you’re dealing with freshly baked or hot bread you need it to let it cool before you store it. Placing it in an air-tight container will make the steam create condensation and make your bread soggy, it also quickens the possibility of mold growth. If you’re going to place it in a container with holes, don’t overdo it, too much air will make your bread dry out.

Room Temperature

The first thing you should know about bread storage for freshness is that it should be kept in a dry area, inside a somewhat air-tight container. If possible, you should steer away from the warmest area of your kitchen. You probably won’t resist eating your whole loaf of bakery bread in a couple of days, so the best way to go is to store it at room temperature and out of direct sunlight. If you have a bread box, it would be ideal. Come and try out the great variety of breads Great Harvest of Newtonville has to offer. The bakery has some delicious options you can serve your family or your dinner guests. Call ahead to place your order or learn about the menu at:(617) 928-1162.

Use Your Freezer

Some people think that storing your bread in the fridge is the key to keeping it fridge. It’s not, in fact, it can actually make your bread go stale. If you don’t plan on consuming you bread soon, the best idea is to store it in the freezer. It's best to leave bread that you will be eating in the following two  to three days out on the counter. Place your bread in a plastic bag, freeze it, and just heat it in the microwave when you need it. One thing you should know about bread and the freezer is that it can only be kept there for so long before it develops freezer burn. Bread develops frost much faster than other frozen foods.

Slice it at Home

Sliced bread is more convenient, yes, but it also loses its freshness sooner. Pre-sliced bread has been exposed to more places, therefore it has been in contact with more air. Slice your bread as you need it. When you slice your bread, start form the center instead of slicing it at the ends. Push the cut sides together, they act as a barrier protecting the rest of the bread from coming in contact with air.


Storing your bread in plastic can go both ways. If you double-wrap it in clean plastic and place it in a cool, dry place, plastic will keep your bread fresh for longer. It’s a good idea to try in places with dry climate. Be sure that there isn’t a single drop of moisture present because it can turn the plastic storage into a mushy bread creator and even a mold incubator.

Reviving Stale Bread

If you’re not ready to let go of your stale bread, there are a few tricks you can try to revive it. Just remember that if your bread has gone moldy, there’s no coming back from that.
  • Wrap your bread in aluminum foil and warm it in the oven for 5- 10 minutes. Let it cool for a bit and eat it fast. You can only try this method once though.
  • Add a slice of apple to your packaged bread, it might just soften it enough for you to eat it.
  • Moisten a paper towel and wrap it around your bread, place it in the microwave for 10 seconds.

For Deliciously Fresh Bakery Bread in Newtonville, MA

At Great Harvest of Newtonville you’ll get the best and healthiest bread options in Newtonville, MA. Their bread is made from freshly milled grains and they have lots of tasty options. If you’re looking for the perfect bread for your grilled cheese or maybe you need a sweet treat, Great Harvest is the place to go. Check out their bread and goodies online or give them a call at (617) 928-1162 to learn about their menu and lunch options.
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