© 2021 — Jen's Artisan Breads


The Passion

Jen’s Artisan Breads strives to bring you a healthy loaf of bread, bursting with flavor. Our bread is slow fermented, using high quality flour, filtered water, and fresh ingredients, that are local when possible.

Our passion is two-fold, not only to bake bread that provides nourishment, but also allows us to form valuable friendships, gathering opportunities and promote community. We believe bread can be comforting and life giving.

  • Jen’s cranberry orange bread makes fabulous French toast!


    Penny McIntire, Facebook Reviewer
  • This bread is so good that I try to take it in my suitcase when I travel. Great bread great variety!


    James Brown, Facebook Reviewer
  • Wow… where has this bread been in the now 25 years I have been in the USA!


    David Poole, Facebook Reviewer


Our Bakers

Jennifer Koertner

Jennifer Koertner

Mount Morris resident Jennifer Koertner has always loved to bake. She fell in love with the breads she found in Europe while serving in the U.S. Army. Instead of the mess hall for breakfast, you could find her at the local backerei. For years, she has been in pursuit of that perfect loaf – a substantial bread with a crusty exterior and chewy crumb. To her delight she has found that artisan bread, and is able to provide it and other goodies for you today at local events and farmer’s markets.

Sarah Meacham

Sarah Meacham

I have always had a love for bread.  It was always a part of our family meals growing up. My family went on a vacation to Disney World. Everyday we ate a different meal at Epcot. My favorite part was the bread that they would bring out before the meal. One place had particularly good bread. I was afraid we wouldn’t have it again.. so I filled my pocket with bread… after that I was the bread girl.

The next year,  I was able to visit a friend in Paris, France. Every morning we had a beautiful breakfast with different breads, jams, and fruit that we would get from the bakery down the street. I was able to bring some of the bread home with me but it was quickly gone. I looked but couldn’t find similar bread locally.

When I went to the farmers market in Oregon, IL, I bought a loaf of Jen’s bread. I was in love and knew I needed more of this in my life. It was exactly the kind of crusty bread I was looking for. I found her on Facebook and began to follow her. I was able to talk to her at a winter market at the cypress house in Rochelle, IL. She delivered my bread order to the business I was working in as a cook. It was there she asked me if I would like to help her bake.


Dyl N Onion

A great bread to dunk in cream cheese dip or pair with feta cheese.


Garlic Cheddar

At the top of our request list, this bread is unbeatable for famous grilled cheese sandwiches and is a wonderful dipping replacement for pasta when paired with marinara sauces.


Green Olive Parmesan

The perfect accompaniment to your favorite salad when you want a great, light dinner, or slice to make a quick and tasty mini pizza crust for your favorite toppings.


Jalepeño Cheddar

Spice up your next batch of homemade croutons or serve with fresh eggs and sliced tomatoes for a morning zip.


Lemon Rosemary

The gently complex blend of flavors in this bread are perfect for your next tuna melt or simply topped with raspberry jam or lemon curd.



The quintessential bread for famous Reuben or Rachel sandwiches.


Roma Tomato

The perfect vehicle for your favorite dipping oils or spreads.


Rustic Herb

A delicious, peppery bread with just the proper amount of zing to shine when served with your favorite dipping oils or spreads.




Perfect for Italian beef sandwiches, au jus, garlic bread with fresh Parmesan cheese, or toasted golden brown for bruschetta appetizers.


Bird Bread

Marry this nutty bread with grilled cheese for a delicious surprise or simply toast and enjoy with butter and honey.


Country White

A wonderful, versatile, crusty, everyday bread for all times and all tables.

$4 / $6

Farmhouse Oatmeal

Reminiscent of meals on the farm, served up warm and hearty, this aromatic, whole grain bread is slightly moist with a softer texture and flavor. It’s the perfect all-around accompaniment to breakfast, lunch or supper and deserves a place at any table where hungry eaters gather.


Hearty 10

A compilation of ancient grains and seeds. Wonderful toasted with butter and honey.



Excellent for all sandwiches, this is another moist and versatile bread loaded with cracked and whole flax, steel-cut oats, and rye that also makes topnotch buttered toast for any time of day.



That great, versatile favorite with its mild tang, great crust, and soft, chewy interior complete with holes, sourdough's fermentation process makes this the perfect bread for anyone with gluten sensitivities.


Fruited / Sweet

Apricot Dried Plum

A savory, not-too-sweet surprise that will perfectly compliment a holiday meal when warmed and served with butter and honey.


Blueberry Lemon

Elevate your French toast with this delectable bread and top it off with a blueberry compote or lemon and honey marmalade.


Cherry Walnut

Sophisticated plates will cheer over Feta grilled cheese sandwiches made with this savory bread or surprise your salad by using it for homemade croutons


Chocolate Babka

A favorite with customers, this luscious treat is laden with melt-in-your-mouth flavor and is your ticket to relaxation when gently warmed and paired with a dry red wine. Small or large loaf.

$6 / $10

Chocolate Stout

A rich and tasty pairing of decadent dark chocolate bites and the slow-roasted grains in chocolate stout. Equally perfect when toasted on a chilly morning or paired in the evening with a cold, full-bodied ale. Small or large loaf.

$6 / $10

Cinnamon Raisin

$5 / $7

Cinnamon Raisin Swirl

A breakfast and brunch staple or the foundation for a show-stopping Sunday morning Strata. Small or large loaf.

$5 / $9

Cranberry Orange

Pair this tangy/sweet treat with sliced turkey and a spread of herb cream cheese for a totally terrific grilled sandwich.


Specialty Items


When the occasion calls for this traditional Italian dipping cookie, it pairs perfectly with coffee, tea, or a glass of your favorite wine. Date-Walnut & Cranberry-Orange. 1/2 Dozen.


Bread Bowls

Use our bread bowls to hold your favorite soup or dip.


Bread Tray

Pick four of your favorite flavors and we'll do the slicing and arrangement.


Brioche Buns

1/2 Dozen


Cinnamon Roll


High Octane Bars

Jen's Energy Bars are loaded with deliciousness (oats, almond butter, honey, cranberries, flax meal, dark chocolate, coconut chia seeds, quinoa, and amaranth - WOW!) for a nutritious energy boost any time. They freeze well and are perfect to take a long wherever you may go. Single bar or full pan.

$2.50 / $20

Honey Butter

Our honey butter is lovingly mixed in our kitchen using sweet creamery butter, golden honey and a dollop of liquid sunshine for good measure. It’s a perfect spread for all our breads warmed or toasted in the morning - but especially when paired with our nutty or multigrain varieties. 4 oz. jar.


Find Us

Pinecrest Grove Community Center
– Home of our Bakery –

500 Evergreen Ln
Mt. Morris, IL 61054

Fresh Baked Goods
Tue AND Fri:  8AM – 12PM

Hazel’s Cafe

307 W Washington St
Oregon, IL 61061
(815) 732-7017


The Cypress House

718 10th Ave
Rochelle, IL 61068
(815) 562-4159


Curate Kitchen

120 W River St
Dixon, IL 61021
(815) 677-7032


Oliver’s Corner Market

748 N Brinton Ave
Dixon, IL 61021
(815) 288-7480


Polo Fresh Food Market

205 S Division Ave
Polo, IL 61064
(779) 226-1155



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