We now have organic Spelt Flour for sale! This is the only grain that we are currently not growing ourselves. Spelt is an ancient grain that has a slightly longer growing season. We have secured some seed from a southern Alberta farmer and we are hoping that within a few generations we will be able to grow our own local Spelt. In the meantime, due to strong demand we are milling spelt flour from the grains we have purchased off-farm. It is a wonderful looking flour...bright white with a red bran. Beautiful. I haven't had a chance to bake with it yet, but I am looking forward to having some time to do something with it soon.
Today's sales at Old Strathcona Farmers Market were strong for the Spelt. Folks are certainly eager for Organic Spelt flour! Every week at market is better than the last and the feedback we are getting from our customers is glowing. I know we are on the right track with what we are doing and it inspires me to continue.