Good bread is fundamental to good chow. While I'm a huge Acme Bakery devotee, Acme is far from Modesto. For good bread in Modesto, we have Word of Mouth Bakery. WOM is the child of David Bradford, who is totally devoted to providing the maximum in delicious breads to the people of Modesto.
Yesterday at the Farmers' Market, we bought a loaf of the seed-encrusted Sourdough, today that loaf is gone. That's the sign of wonderful bread: you can't stop nibbling.