Big Sky Bread
Working at the Swarthmore Farmers Market for 5 years, Chris Capobianco is obsessed with baking. In his sophomore year of college, Chris decided to take a break and started working at a local bank. One day his friend’s father walked through the bank doors and asked if he would like to start helping out with his baking company, Big Sky Bread, at local markets. Chris couldn’t pass up the tempting offer and began his baking prologue. For 3 years Chris worked the overnight shift at the bakery making pastries, granola, their biggest seller, and his favorite product, pepperoni and cheese bread.Come to meet Chris, his awesome hair, and delicious baked goods every week.
Big Sky Bread Co. is a local, independent purveyor of the freshest, best-tasting whole grain products available in the Brandywine Valley.
Big Sky products are shortcut-free, with no chemicals or hydrogenated oil. Customers note the brevity of ingredients on its labels. The one on the Italian peasant bread reads: “Flour, water, salt and yeast.” The flour is stone-ground at a Montana mill.
The owner, Patrick O’Neill, says he does with ingredients, mixing, temperature and fermentation what mega-bakeries do with oil and chemicals. It takes a staff off 11. His Italian peasant bread ferments for eight hours.
For Big Sky’s owner, the best part of his business is working with his hands – and handing the product over to a happy customer. “You can feel something and know it’s right,” O’Neill says. “It’s very satisfying.”
1812 Marsh Road, #9, Wilmington, DE 19810