For over 35 years, Rudi’s Organic Bakery has been baking small batch loaves of bread. It all began in 1976, as a small local bakery opened by Sheldon Romer in Boulder, Colorado. Romer named his shop Rudi’s Bakery after Albert Rudoph, a spiritual leader Swami Rudrananda, who lead of an ashram in New York and was instrumental in bringing Eastern culture and spiritual traditions to many Americans.
Rudi’s Bakery soon gained a reputation for nutritious, flavorful, preservative-free breads, rolls and buns.
Then in 1981, Rudi’s entire product line became certified Kosher, and distributed to supermarket and natural food store shelves. The increased demand meant a move to a much larger baking facility. Rudi’s now occupies a 61,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art bakery in the heart of Boulder.
Breads continue to be made in small batches using a special blend of centuries-old, craft baking techniques that allows the dough to ferment for 12 to 24 hours before the mixing and baking processes begin. This ensures the integrity of every loaf while making the use of preservatives and chemical rising agents unnecessary leaving a rich flavor and texture in every bite.
In 1991, Rudi’s Bakery became a leader in the organic industry and in 1998, Rudi’s was participating in an organic certification program, long before the U.S. National Organic Program was enacted in 2002. Rudi’s Bakery became Rudi’s Organic Bakery, in 2001, reflecting the company’s commitment to supporting and producing organic, specialty crafted breads, muffins and bagels.
They even have a kid’s bread free of artificial ingredients, preservatives, high fructose corn syrup, trans-fat and genetically modified organisms (GMOs). They also have a full gluten-free line. Click to see their breads, muffins, bagels.
Rudi’s Organic Bakery is part of The Hain Celestial Group, Inc., a leading natural and organic food and personal care products company in North America and Europe.