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Downtown Bakery





Ross and Karna Murphy, with 10 full- and 5 part-time employees


Open since 1987, the Downtown Bakery & Creamery is a family-run bakery in Healdsburg, California. Founded by Kathleen Stewart on the principles of farm-to-table cuisine, Downtown Bakery offers handcrafted, seasonally inspired goods. In 2021, when Kathleen decided to retire, Heraldsberg natives Ross and Karna Murphy purchased the bakery and its crowd-favorite recipes. 


The bakery uses a natural sourdough starter, Clover-Stornetta and Petaluma Farms eggs, cane sugar, and fresh fruits. All flours are organic and sourced from a South San Francisco-based mill that buys grains grown in the western United States. Many of the fruits and nuts in Downtown Bakery’s products are sourced from Sonoma County growers. 

Fun Fact

Downtown Bakery was one of the first vendors at the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market in 1993. They have been here on Saturdays ever since.


Healdsburg, California


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