Here is a selection of the hearth-baked breads and pastries we create in our bakery.
Handmade slowly-fermented hearth-baked bread
DeRego's Bread was established in 2013 when Troy DeRego began baking artisan bread and pastries for sale at the Starkville Community Market. In May of 2015, with a great deal of local support from a community eager for real bread, the bakery on Main Street opened.
My love of bread began with trips to the Portuguese bakeries during visits to my grandparents in New Bedford, Massachusetts. I baked my first loaf at sea on a research schooner! I have studied at the San Francisco Baking Institute, and as a proud member of the Bread Bakers Guild of America I have attended workshops with many of my bread making heroes.
I am grateful for the opportunity to share my craft with this community and I hope to become your local bakery!
For us, it is all about the bread. There is a movement happening, bringing together old methods with new knowledge, creating better tasting, more nutritious, and more interesting bread. Bread has been nourishing people for thousands of years and we are excited to continue that tradition right here in your neighborhood.
We bring the same interest in whole grains, complex flavors, and good nutrition that guides our bread making to our pastries. We believe in more flavor and less sugar. We believe in whole grains because they taste great. Try one of our honey biscuits and you will believe, too!
What better way to sample our bread than as a delicious sandwich? We keep it simple with choices such as the Jambon Buerre, featuring our baguette, and grilled cheese on toasted Starkville Sourdough. We hope you will take a loaf home and try it yourself!
Speaking of cheese, a hunk of Aged Beemster and a loaf of bread is all it takes to make a meal! We are excited to feature a selection of regional and imported cheeses in our deli case. Come back often to see the selection!
I want tot thank you for all you have done to make great flour from Southern farms available to bakers like me. Since opening my bread bakery early last year I have become aware of just what an enormous undertaking this is. Here I am in a state dominated by agriculture where one would expect to[…]
Now you can place an order with DeRego’s Bread and have fresh artisan bread and pastries for special events, meetings, and gatherings! You can find the order form here on our website, pick one up in the bakery, or simply call us. All orders require at least 48 hours notice (it takes time to create[…]
Yesterday we held a ribbon cutting with the Greater Starkville Development Partnership. It was more moving to me than I expected. I have been dreaming of this for so long I have to remind myself that the dream is now reality! Everyday, this formerly empty building looks and smells more and more like a bakery.[…]
Thank you for a fantastic opening week, Starkville! The response has been overwhelming. Everything we can put on the shelf gets snatched up instantly, and the reviews have all been great! Now I must take a moment to step and back and assess what we have learned. My goal is to have a variety of breads[…]