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You’ve seen us at The Big E, and you’ll find our breads at The Big Y!
Welcome to the Pittsfield Rye and Specialty Breads Company, the Western Massachusetts home of superior craft-baked breads that are made with old world care and dedication to quality. Pittsfield Rye Bakery was founded by Charlie Robbins in 1929 when he moved from Brooklyn, New York with his original rye bread recipe. Now owned and operated by a third generation of the Robbins family, we continue the traditions that would make our grandfather proud. Pittsfield Rye and Specialty Breads is primarily a wholesale baker, although we do have a retail store that is open Fridays and Saturdays, from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM. In addition to frozen dough, thaw & serve, and par-baked frozen breads, we provide bread to restaurants, hotels, schools, and supermarkets throughout the region. We have also been partnered with the Big Y World Class Markets for over 20 years, and you might find us at seasonal farmers’ markets and craft fairs. We are a nut-free and kosher pareve facility using only the finest ingredients, expertly developed recipes, extended fermentation, and hearth baking. Our mission is to provide exquisite products and service that will exceed our customers’ expectations, focusing on the creation of breads and rolls that are essential components of a healthy lifestyle.
Retail store open Fridays and Saturdays, from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM.
Farmer’s BreadOur signature “Farmer’s Bread” is a perfect example of how our business philosophy and fine baked goods go hand in hand. Quite simply, this loaf stimulates all five senses, a visual treat topped with wholesome rolled oats and sunflower seeds. Our Farmer’s Bread ingredients include sesame seeds, poppy seeds, minced onion, dill weed, rye chops and honey. It is quite possibly the tastiest bread you will have ever eaten, also sold in The Big Y stores under the name “Berkshire Bread”. Another healthy favorite is our 100% Stone Ground Whole Wheat 12 Grain. We like to think of this bread as “health in a loaf”. We are also pleased and honored that our Oatmeal Cinnamon Raisin Bread was named one of America’s Top 10 Raisin Breads in the first annual competition sponsored by the California Raisin Marketing Board and the American Institute of Baking, held in Manhattan, Kansas.
All of our breads are made in a new, environmentally controlled facility, where they are baked in a 5-deck stone oven. This state-of-the art oven ensures that each hearth-baked loaf has the maximum oven spring (volume), a beautiful shine, and the perfect crust. Our flour is never bleached or bromated, and we are continually challenging ourselves to formulate new and exciting recipes, techniques, and healthy living alternatives. In addition to breads, we produce a variety of rolls (including Kaiser, grinder, dinner, and hot dog rolls in all sizes) as well as pizza shells and pizza sheets.

Hover over the thumbnails below to view larger versions of the photos, or click on any hyperlinked bread name to learn more about many of our fine breads. Each link will open a PDF file showing nutrition facts and a list of ingredients. Then ask for them in your favorite store, or visit us during our store hours. Our breads are currently available at fine food retailers and specialty markets in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Vermont, and New York. Wherever you find our breads, we are sure that you will relish the experience!
Rick & Renée Robbins & Family
Ryes, Pumpernickels and Challah

Original Seeded Rye Bread Plain Rye Bread Marble Rye Bread Black Russian Pumpernickel Bread Challah  

Seeded RyePlain RyeMarble RyeBlack Russian Pumpernickel • Challah
Breakfast and Dessert Breads

Oatmeal Cinnamon Raisin Bread Pumpkin Spice Bread Death by Chocolate Bread Cinnamon Burst Bread Sweet Purple Wheat Bread

Oatmeal Cinnamon Raisin BreadPumpkin SpiceDeath by ChocolateCinnamon BurstSweet Purple Wheat
Italian Breads

Old World Italian Bread Ciabatta Bread Kalamata Olive Bread Filone Artisan Bread Baguettes Tuscan Italian Bread

Old World Italian • Ciabatta • Kalamata Olive • Filone Artisan Bread • Baguettes • Tuscan Italian Bread
Wholesome Grains

Wholesome Farmer’s Bread 100% Stone Ground Wheat 12 Grain Bread

Wholesome Farmer’s Bread100% Stone Ground Whole Wheat 12 Grain
Pittsfield Rye and Specialty Breads Company, 1010 South Street, Pittsfield, Massachusetts 01202 | (413) 443-9141
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