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Unit 502, 857 Beatty Street
Vancouver, BC

At Palmer And Sons we make all of our leather pieces with only our own hands here in Vancouver, Canada.  My son Jack, and myself design, prototype and produce each piece one at a time from start to finish. We construct only a handful of these limited designs each week using traditional methods, heritage materials and vintage tools.  Our aim is to bring you objects that are timeless and peaceful in their principles.  Our English heritage hopefully shows through in our designs.  We hope you enjoy our limited issue leather designs, we feel they speak to a slower, calmer, and more enjoyable mode of life.

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Want to know more about why Palmer And Sons now has bread ? 

Sourdough School Lesson #01 Basic Sourdough 3 Hours $110

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Join us in our fab loft in the heart of downtown Vancouver, BC and spend 3 hours building enough skill to start making your own Artisan Sourdough Bread at home.  You don't need anything, no previous skills, just a burning desire to make your own sourdough, we will provide the rest and get you on your way.

Our method, brought together by researching various published contemporary and historic breadmaking methods, typically has a 24 hour cycle.  That means we start our bread on Friday evening and have fresh bread to eat on Saturday early evening.  We specifically built this method around our busy lives, so that we can have the best bread possible and not be too tied down to our kitchens. 

The method has 5 distinct stages each taking less than 1 hour, and in some cases a few minutes.  Total time spread over our 24 hour cycle is around 2.5 hours.

So we are going to take all those stages and, through a little bit of magic and a lot of prep work by ourselves, compress it into a 3 hour lesson at the end of which you will head home with all the skills, a chunk of our sourdough, a jar full of a live boisterous sourdough culture, and the knowledge needed to make your own bread the following week.

It's not super simple, but neither is it super difficult.  The lesson is totally hands on.  As with everything Palmer And Sons we don't use machines.  The lesson has no more than 12 students and is typically run in a 2 student buddy system, so bring a friend or we will build teams on the day!

What do You Need?

Not much, just a watertight medium sized glass jar or 500ml mason jar . Just remember it's food, so super clean hands, tied back hair, or a baseball cap, and please don't show if you are at all ill.  Get ready to soak up a ton of info, though everything is covered in handouts too.


What Will I Get?

A lot of knowledge and confidence.  A understanding breadmaking the sourdough way, and of dutch oven use.  A generous chunk of a fresh sourdough.  A ready to use sourdough culture with in depth instructions on how to keep it alive.


Who Will Teach Me?

I teach all the classes myself.  I have over 12 years in the restaurant industry across the UK, but more importantly I have been making bread for the last 9 years, perfecting my skills, methods, and recipes.  I also lecture at a local programming school (Visual Analytics, and Rapid Prototyping) and so I really enjoy teaching people and building engaging lessons.  

But most importantly I love bread.


Lesson Structure

Hour 1

Understand what makes a sourdough, the levain culture, storing, refreshing, and using your culture.  

Hour 2 

Working through the various stages of weighing the ingredients, mixing your dough by hand, and  fermentation.

Hour 3

Shaping loaves, and baking the bread using dutch ovens 


Voucher Lessons Schedule (when booking please include you Social Shopper/ Groupon Voucher(XXXX_XXXX) number if any, email of guests, and one phone number).  We will confirm by email within 48 hours.


Groupon/Living Social/Social Shopper Dates

NOTE.. If dates end up with less than 4 students 48 hrs before class then we reserve the right to cancel that class. 

Sorry . .. We Don't take inquiries or bookings over the phone


Basic Sourdough Lesson #1  3 hours May 11th 2017 10:00am-1:00pm Book

Basic Sourdough Lesson #1  3 hours May 20th 2017 2:00pm-5:00pm Book

Basic Sourdough Lesson #1  3 hours June 3rd 2017 10:00am-1:00pm Book

Basic Sourdough Lesson #1  3 hours June 3rd 2017 2:00pm-5:00pm Book


NON-Groupon / Social Shopper Dates

PAYPAL/SQUARE/CASH ONLY  $60 %45 discount

We also organise private parties of 6 or more PAYPAL/SQUARE/CASH ONLY  $60 %45 discount per student, flexible days and dates.



Fine Print

  • No-Show.  If you do not show for a class then there will be no refund

  • Cancellation of parties of 3 or more must cancel at least 4 days prior to lesson

  • Cancellation Within 48 hours of lesson: Can rebook with a $20 surcharge

  • Cancellation Prior to 48 Hours before lesson: Can rebook with no charge 

  • Pre-booking required by email at and subject to availability
  • Classes start January, 2016
  • Class dates will be posted online at
  • More class dates will be added upon demand
  • Minimum 4 people per class and maximum 14 people per class
  • Supplies and equipment are provided (other than a medium size glass jar)
  • Tax is not included (tax will be calculated on discounted price $85)