A Fresh Start

Steve and Barb Kaiser have owned and operated this bakery since September 13, 1996. We love baking bread and goodies for the best customers in the world and working with some awesome people, too!

We specialize in made-from-scratch breads and goodies and believe in doing things the old fashioned way. We grind our own whole wheat flour and make every dough from scratch right in the bakery every day. If you get there early in the morning you can watch us kneading and shaping dough into bread!

This Great Harvest Bread Co. in Rockford is a dream come true — our dream! Our passion for great tasting, nutritious bread, and our desire to run a community-based business, led us to Great Harvest. They have been making great bread for communities across the U.S. for over 30 years.

Our Great Harvest looks like no other Great Harvest out there. We operate under a “Freedom Franchise.” The “Freedom” part means that we get to run our business in a way that meets our community’s unique needs. The “Franchise” part gives us access to the recipes and processes that Great Harvest has continuously improved for over three decades. The result is breads and sweets that will knock your socks off!

Several years ago we made the decision to pursue our dream. So, we said good-bye to Corporate America, kicked the suit and tie and are now up to our elbows in dough. We’re excited to bring this tradition to you, our neighbors and friends. 

Thanks for stopping by, we’re glad you came! 

Meet the Team

  • Don gets up before the sun every morning to make the doughs. Yay, Don!!
  • Connie is the queen of customer service. She'll call you by name and sing you song!
Great Harvest Bread of Rockford