Who We Are.

We are Julia and Thomas Blaine: the duo behind Strong Arm Baking. We're tucked into a beautiful part Granville County, North Carolina, north of Raleigh, and just a little bit south of Oxford.

We’ve figured a lot of this out on our own. From our home-built wood-fired oven to the pathways into community around us, we've worked so hard to create this unique life. That said, we also couldn't do it without the help and support of our family and our community, who we treasure.

We promise to always deliver the product of our gratitude and to always do our best. So far, it's worked pretty well.



Oxford may be a smallish place, but it's a place that's huge on love, farms and good food. I've traveled much, and the memories that I hold most dear are the connections I've made over food. Starting Strong Arm was a way to take those connections and memories and bring them back to my community. I hope that in turn you will share the experience with yours.



The Oxford area is my home, but in my travels, I've had the privilege of meeting a wide variety of great people. Seeing the faces of our wonderful customers–whether at a market, or one of our pop-up dinners–is something that reminds me of why Julia and I do this. I care very deeply about your experience with Strong Arm, and it's my honor to work hard for you. I want to make sure that you're getting the freshest, most reliably crafted (delicious) product we can possibly offer.


the product of our love

… relies upon an incredible community of similarly dedicated and principled growers, makers, and farmers who have a commitment to quality that we trust, admire and support. Read about and visit our friends here.