Farm Bread from Mediterra Bakehouse Southwest: This Week's Fresh Pick

Joining the ranks of other delicious artisan bread bakers in town like Noble Bread and Pane Bianco, Mediterra Bakehouse Southwest adds to its loaves a certain visual flair that others just don't have. While the flagship Mediterra operates out of Pittsburgh, a Coolidge branch, opened by the founders' father, started turning out bread in 2012 and since has been a farmers market favorite. Crusty on the outside and pillowy on the inside, the farm bread has great sourdough flavor. And the signature swirling design atop each loaf is what makes us stop and pick up a couple of loaves time and time again.

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Price: $6

Vendor: Mediterra Bakehouse Southwest

Where to Pick It Up: Ahwatukee Farmer's Market, open Sunday from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. and Old Town Scottsdale Farmers Market, open Saturday from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m.

What Else to Grab: French Baguette and Olive Farm Bread

Let's just say that when it comes to using your loaf of farm bread from Mediterra, it isn't rocket science. You can cut it into slices and make sandwiches or just eat it by the chunk, as we've been known to do as soon as we're out of eyeshot of other farmers market folk. Each variety of Mediterra bread, which includes loaves studded with Kalamata olives, French baguette, and more, is $5 or $6, or you can get two of any kind for $10. For the rapidly dwindling chilly nights, nothing is better than toasting up a buttery slice of Mediterra's farm bread until it's nice and crunchy and then dunking it in a bowl of your favorite soup.

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Heather Hoch is a music, food, and arts writer based in Tucson. She enjoys soup, scotch, Electric Light Orchestra, and walking her dog, Frodo.
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