Photo: Ross' BreadRoss' Bread in Ridgefield, the popular bakery and café announced on March 31 that the business was changing hands from one Ridgefield family, Ross and Val Schneiderman, to another, Amy Freidenrich after six years in business.
The bakery follows the tradition of neighborhood European bakeries, with daily homemade breads (the Sweet Earth is a personal favorite), to cakes, pastries and soups using predominantly organic flour and ingredients. The location, tucked in the busy Marketplace at Copps Hill, has supported its mission and established the café as a popular meeting spot.
In an excerpt from a letter from the Schneiderman's, the business underscored the community support and its vision:
From the very first day, you have supported us beyond our wildest imagination. We went from a business plan of two bakers and a couple of part-time front counter helpers, to a staff of 4 bakers and 15 employees. We never looked at Ross' Bread as our primary vocation (we both have other full-time careers and neither of us were trained/schooled to run a retail business). Instead, our vision was building a place to offer the finest baked goods, great coffee and tea, and a communal meeting place in the European tradition of bakery-cafés. Those values hold true today.
Ross' Bread is located at The Marketplace at Copps Hill Common at 109 Danbury Road in Ridgefield, CT 06877. 203.438.4822 and rossbread.com.