Ross and Karna Murphy, with 15 full- and 10 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, Healdsburg locals 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 Petaluma-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.