St. Clair business Breadventures is on the rise

For Jess Hill, St. Clair resident and owner of Breadventures, her love of baking all began with cookies.

“We had to take a life skills class in 7th grade where we were taught how to make chocolate chip cookies,” Hill says. “That’s when I fell in love with baking.”
Breadventures sourdough bread.
In Dec. 2021, a neighbor and family friend came by to show her how to make sourdough bread which reignited her interest in baking.

“After making a few loaves, I remembered how much I enjoyed baking and wanted to start sharing it with others, ” Hill says. “It piqued my interest in starting a business and it felt like the right time.”

In early 2022, Hill launched Breadventures and as time went on, more requests started to come in. Wanting to expand her business, she incorporated several new offerings such as scones and, her husband’s favorite, cinnamon rolls.

“Scones are some of my favorite baked items,” Hill says. “I didn't notice many places in our area carrying them, so I thought what a great addition to my bread business.”

She began selling her baked goods at local farmers markets and pop-up events as well as offering options for weekly deliveries to businesses and residents.

Scones made by Jess Hill, owner of Breadventures.“I really enjoy having people try my pastries,” she says. “My most requested menu items are garlic and cheddar sourdough and my orange cranberry scones.”

One of the local businesses that participates in the weekly deliveries is The Shampagne Room in St. Clair.

“Breadventures is amazing, always coming up with the best flavors for our guests at The Shampagne Room,” says owner Ashley Macpherson. “Our favorite is lemon confetti [scones] … the sourdough loaf with rosemary was perfect for Thanksgiving.”

Hill says she is looking forward to the future of her business and has big plans for Breadventures.

“I have a three-year plan that includes a mobile food trailer and possibly serving breakfast locally a few days a week,” she says. “A more long-term goal is a storefront.”

To learn more about current offerings or to make an order, visit Breadventures on Instagram @breadventures13 or at

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Andrea Harrington has been a freelance writer for The Keel for many years and enjoys telling stories about the people and communities across the Blue Water Area. In addition to her work with The Keel, she also substitute teaches for East China and Algonac School Districts and offers creative marketing content working one-on-one with local businesses. She loves everything fall-related and in her free time, is an avid watcher of horror movies and enjoys spending time with her husband and Italian greyhound, Marchello. Contact Andrea at