Bread a big ticket item at Saskatoon’s Ex

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August 11, 2013 - 8:22am Updated: August 11, 2013 - 10:13am
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Doukhobor bread at the Saskatoon Ex. Angela Hill/News Talk Radio
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The Doukhobor Society of Saskatoon cooks loaves of bread 100 at a time in their massive, wood-fired clay ovens during the Ex.

More than 1,000 loaves were made each day from Aug. 6 to 11.

It’s the only time of year the society fires up the ovens, and the line up to buy the bread – either by the loaf or by the slice, with butter and jam – easily rivals the wait for spudnuts.

They're big loaves, crusty on the outside and soft in the middle and as one of the volunteers pointed out, the Doukhobors were making organic before organic was a thing.

Money raised from the bread goes to the Doukhobor Prayer Home as well as several to support Saskatoon-based organizations and charities.

Sunday marks the last day to get a loaf.

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