Great Harvest Bread Co. Invites Community to Participate in Local Food Day Event!

Annapolis, Md., Oct. 18, 2011 – The Annapolis Great Harvest is participating in the first annual Food Day – a nationwide campaign to change the way Americans eat and think about food on Monday, October 24 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m at the bakery.  Customers are invited to participate in a Whole Grain Trivia Contest and sign a petition to increase the availability of real foods to those less fortunate.

“Food Day is all about supporting minimally processed, natural foods, and sustainable and humane food practices,” said bakery owner Thomas Storm.  “We’re thrilled to participate and are thankful to the organizers for creating a national discussion about healthy food and food practices.”

National Food Day events across the country will advocate progress toward five central goals: reducing diet-related disease by promoting healthy foods; supporting sustainable farms and stopping subsidies to agribusiness; expanding access to food and alleviating hunger; reforming factory farms to protect animals and the environment; and curbing junk-food marketing to kids. 

Originally founded in 1976 in Great Falls, Mont., Great Harvest has more than 200 bakeries located throughout the nation including Alaska and Hawaii.  All bakeries are locally owned and operated, and no two are alike. Great Harvest is known for handcrafted breads made with freshly ground whole wheat purchased from family-owned farms. The neighborhood bakeries create an array of legendary fresh-baked breads and sweets, as well as specialty items during the holidays. Great Harvest mills its whole wheat daily. The fresh flour is used within two days to guarantee the best taste and nutritional value.

The Annapolis Great Harvest bakery is located at 208 Ridgely Ave, and is open between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday. For more information, visit their Facebook page at