About the Bakery
Handmade slowly-fermented hearth-baked artisan 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!
Support your local artisan bread bakery by committing to a loaf a week with a bread subscription.
Here is a selection of the hearth-baked breads and pastries we create in our bakery.
Support your local artisan bread baker with a Summer Subscription and we will reserve a loaf a week for you through the end of July. Pick-up is at the bakery at 109 W Main St. in Starkville every Wednesdays 11:00 am – 6:00 pm beginning May 11th and running 12 weeks through July27th. The cost is $7[…]
Nearly every day someone takes me aside and tells me about the ethnic neighborhood bakery of their youth where they made that thing that you just can’t get anymore and how there was always a line out the door whenever the bread was coming out of the oven.
I have a few of those memories, too. They inspired me to create my own neighborhood bakery, a journey I have been on for many years now. […]
We have been at this for just over ten months now. There have been so many changes at the bakery in this short amount of time I can hardly believe it! Through it all, one thing has remained constant: my goal to figure out how to get great artisan bread to my customers at just the right[…]
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[…]
Choose how many loaves per week and what day you would like to pick them up at the bakery.
- 1 loaf of artisan bread @ $7.00 per week
- Pick-up at the bakery during regular business hours 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
- This subscription session runs through the last week in July