Our Essential FreshSeal™ packaging provides our authentic artisan bread with locked-in freshness for months, not days, so you can enjoy the highest quality bread on-demand with no freezing or preservatives.

In contrast, traditionally packaged bread that doesn’t get purchased from grocery stores gets thrown out at the end of the day, creating tons of waste. Our unpurchased traditionally packaged bread gets donated or go to farms for animal feed.

The Essential Baking Company cares. The Essential FreshSeal™ packaging is not manufactured or formulated with BPA, or any other substance is known to be harmful and is recyclable symbol 7 where facilities exist.

If you live in the Pacific Northwest, the greater Seattle or Portland areas, Ridwell accepts all our bread bags for recycling. Clicking through from our site will give you $10 off your Ridwell membership. Please support them and tell them we sent you!

Discover how Ridwell is different from conventional recycling by viewing this infographic.


EPA estimates that in 2018 in the United States, more food reached landfills and combustion facilities than any other single material in our everyday trash, at 24 percent of the amount landfilled and at 22 percent of the amount combusted with energy recovery. Reducing wasted food will help the United States address climate change, as 20 percent of total U.S. methane emissions come from landfills.” Source: EPA.gov

“In the United States, food waste is estimated at between 30–40 percent of the food supply. This figure, based on estimates from USDA’s Economic Research Service of 31 percent food loss at the retail and consumer levels, corresponded to approximately 133 billion pounds and $161 billion worth of food in 2010.” Source: FDA News Release October 18, 2018 “Wasted food is the single largest category of material placed in municipal landfills and represents nourishment that could have helped feed families in need. Additionally, water, energy, and labor used to produce wasted food could have been employed for other purposes. Effectively reducing food waste will require cooperation among federal, state, tribal and local governments, faith-based institutions, environmental organizations, communities, and the entire supply chain.” Source: FDA News Release October 18, 2018

For more information on ways you can reduce food waste at home check out EPA.gov.