I became obsessed with Great Harvest Bread when I was at BYU living in Provo and there was a bakery on University Parkway. 1) It's basically homemade bread, without any of the work, 2) they give you a free slice of bread just for going in. What more could a poor college student ask for?
We have a group of moms and kids from church that meet and have a little music class during the school year. In the summer, when the older kids are out of school, we do field trips (ie: blueberry picking, zoo, wading pool, fire station tour, etc.).
Today we had a tour of Great Harvest Bread. This was our third tour. I LOVE IT! My favorite episodes of Reading Rainbow are the ones when they show how cheese is made and how crayons are made. So touring a bakery is awesome for me. And the man who owns our Great Harvest, Baker Bob, does an awesome job. He bases it off of the story of the Little Red Hen. He shows us wheat seeds, and how it grows and how they grind it. It's all hands on. Everyone gets some wheat and salt and yeast to dump into a huge mixing bowl. Then a huge wooden spoon to mix. They all get a peek at the wheat grinder and the giant mixer. They each get a ball of dough to roll out on the floor (we don't eat it). Then he puts all the dough in the oven (he must dump it after we leave, right?) and we each get a slice of bread and a coupon for a free loaf on a later visit. If there is a Great Harvest Bread near you, they almost all give tours and I highly recommend it.