With the holidays fast approaching it seems like a good time to talk about ancient grains, Red Fife and Spelt wheat that we carry here at the store. We are fortunate to have local sources of both grains that are grown, harvested and milled nearby.
We get our Red Fife, from Ironwood Organics near Gananoque. Red Fife was originally grown between 1860 to the 1900s in Canada and thankfully farmers like Chris Wooding have the passion and patience to keep these seeds of the past growing.
Sonset Farm in Inverary is our source for spelt flakes, kernels and the spelt flour featured in this week's recipe. Spelt produces baked goods with a lighter, more tender crumb than ones made with whole wheat flour and it can be substituted one to one for all-purpose or whole wheat in most recipes.
Show ancient grains some love and start baking with them now.
1. Sift together flours, salt, and baking powder. Cream butter and sugar until incorporated. Do not over mix.
2. Add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture. Mix on low until just incorporated.
3. Roll the dough 1/2 inch thick. cut into desired shapes. Cover and chill.
4. Preheat oven to 350. line a baking sheet and sprinkle with sugar.
5. Bake until edges lightly browned about 20 minutes.
cool and enjoy!
Check out our new items added to our online order for the upcoming holiday.
A selection of take and bake Christmas cookies, tarts and a chocolate yule log.
We will also be adding stuffing and cranberry sauce for the week of Christmas.
A reminder this is our week we deliver to Brockville Thursday the 17th.
lease get orders in by Wednesday morning.
Thursday 17th, 3 pm -6 pm
Friday 18th & Saturday 19th, 10 am - 6 pm
Sunday 20th 10am - 5pm
Tuesday 22nd, Wednesday 23rd, 10 am -6pm
Thursday 24th, 10 am - 4 pm
Sunday 27th, 10 am - 5 pm
Wednesday 30th & Thursday 31st, 10 am - 5 pm
I am Wendy Banks a 6th generation farmer from Lyndhurst, Ontario. I have been selling farm produce since the wee age of five when my parents first set me up with a corn stand at the end of the driveway. I have always been focused on providing quality products and providing customer service with a smile.