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BUDGE BREAD CO.

MISSOULA, MONTANA

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WEDDING RECEPTIONS

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ANNIVERSARIES & REUNIONS

HOLIDAY PARTIES & DINNERS

GALAS & FUNDRAISERS

SPORTS EVENTS

RELIGIOUS CELEBRATIONS

GRADUATION PARTIES

OFFICE MEETINGS AND EVENTS

THEATER & MUSIC PERFORMANCES

FILM SCREENINGS

-CUSTOM SCORING UPON REQUEST-

Wedding Reception - Bigfork, Montana (Photo: Rio Chantel)

Varlet Film Screening - Brooklyn, New York

Wedding Reception - Bigfork, Montana (Photo: Rio Chantel)

Franny Rizzo's 5th Birthday Party - Missoula, Montana

MT+NYC Collaborative's New Years Eve Pop-Up Dinner

Clyde Coffee - Missoula, Montana

 
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about

BUDGE BREAD CO.

JOHN BUDGE

In 1863, my great, great, great grandfather Merritt Penwell travelled to Virginia City, Montana in the height of the gold rush and started a bakery. He provided bread for the miners of this wild west town while doing a fair amount of prospecting himself. He then moved northwest of Bozeman near the Bridger Ridge in 1865 to build and operate the Union Flour Mill, the 2nd existing flour mill in the Montana Territory, and farmed his own wheat. 

I became interested in breadmaking while living in a small apartment in Brooklyn, New York. It was there where I created my Special Starter from scratch (it is the same levain strain I use to this day) and became versed in the art of sourdough and the methods of extending fermentation and baking the loaf dark to enhance flavor. After moving to Missoula in 2019, I was delightfully surprised to learn of my Montana breadmaking heritage and am happy to continue its legacy as a cottage baker.

- John Budge

(Proprietor, Budge Bread Co.)

Merritt Penwell

Virginia City, Montana

Great, Great, Great Grandfather Merritt Penwell

Penwell's Union Flour Mill

Gallatin County, Montana

 
"Just bread and water and delightful toil is all I need"

- JOHN MUIR

 

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