The Handmade Bakery Coop

The Handmade Bakery (HMB) is a not for profit community supported artisan bakery in Slaithwaite, West Yorkshire. We are a workers co-operative, owned and run by our members. It consists of a flourishing bakery producing 1500 loaves of real bread and patisserie each week, and a vibrant contemporary café space. Established in 2009, we are proud to be at the heart of our local community. The Handmade Bakery pioneered the idea of the Community Supported Bakery. The support of local people committing to a regular HMB loaf on subscription was integral to the establishment of our business. More recently the generous support of local people enabled the bakery to move to its present much larger base. As part of this innovative business model we pay back our lenders their interest in bread. These Bread Bond holders were the first of their kind in the UK.

CSA Model

Community owned

CSA produces

  • Other: Bakery

Name of main contact

The Handmade Bakery


01484 842175


[email protected]



CSA Location