Leavened Bakery, specializing in naturally leavened sourdough breads, recently expanded from a wholesale bread bakery to an additional retail location in Gold Beach, Oregon. Bakery owner Meriah Timm describes her new place as an artisan bakery specializing in naturally leavened breads and pastries.

“Leavened is a title that represents my bread and myself,” says Timm, who grew up in Gold Beach and attended Oregon Coast Culinary Institute in Coos Bay, Oregon.

On Dec. 26, she featured challah loaves, along with orange, chocolate cranberry sourdough loaf and chantrelle kouign amann. Her menu includes naturally leavened breads, pastries, desserts and drip coffee from local roaster Nectar of Life Organic Coffee. Her bakery has the capacity to make up to 80 loaves of bread per day, as well as pastries, sourdough bagels and sourdough donuts.

“Breads and pastries are our backbone,” Timm says, adding that her most popular breads are Floyd’s French Batard, Polenta Rosemary and Honey Whole Wheat.