Warm, doughy goodness comes out in full force this week in Somerville’s Union Square, thanks to Somerville Bread Company. The bakery’s production space at 201 Somerville Ave. kicks off its retail operation on Thursday, when customers will be able to order through a walk-up bread window.
Baker and owner Nick Robertson and his team will have the familiar artisan bread loaves along with biscuits and bagels available to go out of the bread window, which bears the bakery’s signature light blue color — hard to miss by sight, though the smell of baking bread might be a bigger draw.
Robertson sold his bread at local farmers markets before opening the first official Somerville Bread Company storefront at 415 Medford St. in February of 2016. He also runs an outpost within Boston Public Market and offers bread-making classes. Now, with the move to Union Square, SBC has nearly five times the production space it did before, with more room for classes. Neighborhood Produce took over the Medford Street space and continues to stock Somerville Bread products.
SBC’s breads are made using a three-day cold fermentation process, and types range from baguettes to German rye, andama, and buckwheat maple. The retail arm of the Union Square space will operate Thursday through Sunday, with biscuits and bagels available on weekends and the rotating selection of breads available each of the four days. Customers can pick up loaves from the Bread Window on Thursday and Friday between 2 and 6 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.