Great Harvest Bakery to celebrate 10 years in business

Great Harvest Bakery in Grand Junction will celebrate 10 years in business with free bread, a barbecue and drawing.

The celebration is scheduled for May 31 and June 1 at the business, located in unit 130 of the Grand Mesa Center at 2464 U.S. Highway 6 & 50.

Owners Chad and Heidi Ragland will offer customers a free loaf of honey whole wheat bread with any purchase on those days as well as triple stamps on their bread loyalty cards.

The Raglands will host a free barbecue from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days that will include face painting, balloon animals, cotton candy and on May 31, a bump and jump for children. Also on May 31, a drawing will be held for a year’s supply of Great Harvest bread.

“We’re grateful for the opportunity to make new friends and to be a part of their everyday routine as well as holidays and celebrations by making delicious breads, rolls, muffins, cookies and more,” Heidi Ragland said.

In addition to a wide range of fresh-baked and handcrafted whole grain breads, Great Harvest Bakery makes hamburger buns, cookies and muffins and serves a variety of sandwiches.

The business contributes to local nonprofit organizations and charities and donates leftover breads and sweets on a daily basis. Chad Ragland said. “As local business owners, we believe we have a responsibility to give back to the community that so loyally supports us. We believe in the golden rule and want to see our neighborhood thrive and grow as a positive environment to live and raise a family.”

Great Harvest Bakery is open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. For more information, visit the website located at