In September 2001, Ashland Baking Company first opened its doors with only a handful of employees, a small product line, and big dreams. Since then, the bakery has been enthusiastically welcomed into the community.  Throughout the years we have increased our product line to offer an impressive array of high quality, handmade products.  We make our breads, pastries, desserts, sandwiches, and coffee six days a week for the residents and visitors of the Chequamegon Bay region of Lake Superior.

Our bread is served at the tables of many area restaurants and can be found on the shelves of many retail outlets as well.  In 2009, the bakery was featured in Lake Superior Magazine, describing it as an essential place to visit on the south shore of Lake Superior.

While Ashland Baking Company has grown, our mission as a small, artisanal bakery has not changed. We strive for excellence in everything we do, from the handcrafted breads & pastries we bake to the fair trade coffee we brew. We hope to provide friendly, efficient customer service in a warm atmosphere.

We were the third business on the block to open with a commitment to community and the environment.  The Chequamegon Food Cooperative and The Black Cat Coffeehouse are our neighbors on the 200 block of Chapple Avenue.   Together the trinity of these businesses has become a gathering place for the community, where people come to share ideas as well as good food.   This block became the natural choice for the Ashland Area Farmer’s Market, which fills the street on Saturday mornings throughout the summer and fall. 

***Please note: To place a hold or special order, you must contact our store and place the order, either via phone or in person. All special orders require 48 hours of notice, and Monday pick-ups and certain bread varieties require 72 hours of notice. Sending a message on this website does not guarantee that we will receive your order; it must be placed with a person. Please call us at 715-682-6010.