Edible Omaha

Incorporating Love and Local

Two Birds Bakery

When two artists with a love of baking cross paths, great things are sure to ensue. At least, that seems to be the case for Trilety Wade and Megan Thomas, friends who connected immediately through their love of creating art—both visual and edible.

Founders of Two Birds Bakery, based in Elkhorn, Nebraska, the duo strongly believes in supporting local farmers, and they source milk, honey, flax seed, rolled oats, eggs and butter from an array of nearby farms. “It is definitely rewarding using local products,” Trilety says. In every sale, both parties have found that they benefit. “The flavor and color of our muffins and cookies is much more robust with local butter than with other butters,” Trilety says. “Our products that use locally sourced items are a little more expensive, but we knew when we began that we were dedicated to local.”

“Using local products requires more planning and more money, but the result isn’t just a more delicious baked good,” she says, “it’s also strong personal relationships with the families who are working hard to promote sustainable agriculture throughout the state of Nebraska.”

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The bakery makes its home in a former U.S. Post Office building, built by Trilety’s great-grandfather in 1957. With help from Trilety’s mother, Barbi Hayes, who inherited the building from her mother, the two remodeled the space with the help of BVH Architects. As a result of the abundance of natural light that streams in through the many windows, according to Trilety, “there’s not a dark spot in the bakery.”

The bakery’s doors are open at 2812 N Main Street in Elkhorn Tuesday–Friday 7am–2pm and Saturday 9am–3pm.
Find it on Facebook and online at TwoBirdsBakeryOmaha.com.

—By Emily Beck