Douglas Michael

Abstract:


My life as a cartoonist and what that taught me about baking bread, sprouted grains, and running a company

From a life-changing tick bite (yes, followed by Lymes Disease), to a pivot from a career as a cartoonist to embracing a mission to “Let food be your medicine,” Douglas Michael will share his journey of creating a non-inflammatory, non reactive line of breads and granolas based on sprouted grains rather than flour. He will also present the nutritional knowledge he gained by working with nutritionist Lyn-Genet Recitas while, in the process, building and growing a profitable, yet unconventional business, and how he plans to take it into the future.

Cartoonist/baker.


Michael established Columbia County Bread in 2013. Operating out of his home kitchen in Bloomsburg, PA. Columbia County Bread & Granola’s success.

Benefitted from early collaboration with NY Times bestselling author and nutritionist Lyn-Genet Recitas. Today, CCB&G bakes a full line of sprouted grain breads, pita, crackers along with their line of flax-based granolas and snack  bars.  

CCB&G regularly records six figure sales from both Amazon and its own website, ColumbiaCountyBread.com.  Additional sales are generated thru its distributor, Garden Spot Foods as well as a growing list local health food stores, hospitals and specialty retail outlets.

The company is preparing to move into a new facility with a retail storefront scheduled to open sometime this summer.