Welcome to La Houlette de vie Bakery. Bread & Pastries that are naturally fermented, using freshly milled local organic grains.

✻ La Houlette de Vie – The Staff of Life (French)


Partial range of breads currently available.
All breads are made with organic ingredients and use natural fermentation for leavening.

Pain au Levain

Made with Orchard Hill Farm and Milanaise organic flour. Wheat, water, natural culture (levain) salt.

OHF Grain

Made with Orchard Hill Farm and Milanaise organic flour. This loaf is similar to Pain au Levain (above) but with addition of toasted grains (sunflower, flax, sesame, pumpkin).


Made using Orchard Hill Farm's grown and milled spelt, this simple loaf combines the added nutritional benefits of spelt with those of naturally fermented wheat.


100% rye flour from Orchard Hill Farm with flax and malted barley.

Wise Walnut-Raisin

Pain au levain base with the addition of organic Walnuts, Raisin, and a hint of Sage.


Normally a yeasted dough, this baguette instead uses a traditional culture.


An olive oil based dough with herbes de provence and coarse sea salt.


Made with naturally leavened dough that is layered with organic butter.


Various locations where the bread
can currently be purchased

Covent Garden Market

London, ON
Saturday 8 - 1pm

Please join us February 2022.
(Upstairs on the mezzanine)

Horton Street Farmers' Market

St. Thomas, ON
Saturday 8 - 12pm (reopens spring 2022)

Closed for 2021 season.

Stratford Sunday Market

Stratford, ON
Sunday 10 - 1pm (reopens spring 2022)

Closed for 2021 season.

CULTIVATE Virtual Farmers' Market

St. Thomas, ON
Thursdays 3 - 6pm (Finished for 2020 season)


La Houlette De Vie translates to “The Staff of Life”, a phrase that makes reference to bread’s role as an important diet staple. This bread will fill you up for hours with nutrients that aren’t found in bread that has been mass produced.

All La Houlette De Vie doughs are naturally fermented and simply made with flour, water, sourdough, and salt. This is a process that can take up to 24 hours from start to finish.

The flour for La Houlette De Vie breads comes from: Orchard Hill Farm, Meunerie Milanaise


Seth Wiggin (Miller / Baker / Seller)

Phone / Text: 519-319-3517
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