Stone Hearth Bakery was established in 1982 with a mandate to operate a retail and wholesale bakery while providing work skills training for people suffering from emotional and mental health difficulties. In 1992 the bakery closed briefly due to financial difficulties. Later that year HRDA, now MetroWorks, seized the opportunity to purchase the bakery and continue with the work skills adjustment program.
Today Stone Hearth Bakery is a kosher commercial bakery with a primary goal to operate a viable enterprise supported by a work adjustment skills training program. Stone Hearth produces premium quality European-styled breads, bagels and specialty baked goods that are distributed throughout the Maritimes and can be found in most major grocery stores. Stone Hearth is the only kosher bakery east of Montreal.