0% loan funded August 2019
Althea Bread is a Charlottesville, Virginia-based business owned by Marian and Susan Bayker. After founding the business in 2018, the couple expanded their business skills through a 16-week entrepreneur workshop at the Community Investment Collaborative (CIC) in Charlottesville in early 2019. Althea Bread is named after the Greek word for wholesome and healing. In that spirit, they use whole grains and grind much of the flour they use with a stone mill. They have also shown a commitment to local grain farmers by sourcing when they can from local organic grain growers around the region. The business received a 0% SOIL loan in August 2019 to purchase two new stone mills to help them boost production and sales.