Wednesday, December 15, 2010

We are pleased to annouce the launch of "Oregon Grains Bread," a new loaf from NatureBake featuring grains from A2R Farms.

We are very pleased to announce the launch of Oregon Grains Bread, a new loaf made by the fine folks at NatureBake in Milwaukie Oregon. NatureBake is most well-known for being the bakery behind Dave's Killer Bread, a favorite in Oregon and the Northwest. NatureBake has been looking to do a loaf made from local products for some time, and we are honored to be able to provide them with the wheat, oats, and flax they need to make this bread happen! At present, A2R is the sole source of grains for the bread, but that will change in the very near future as we are working very closely with Stalford Seed Farms and several other growers as members of Willamette Seed & Grain, a collaboration of a handful of like-minded growers and other ag industry folks. The web page that NatureBake has posted sums up the experience so far, so I encourage everyone to go to their site and have a look! You can find this bread on the shelves beginning this week at Fred Meyer, New Seasons, and First Alternative Co-op. This is a HUGE step forward for local farmers growing food for local markets! Thank you to Harry MacCormack for his work leading up to this, and a very special thank you to Willow Coberly of Stalford Seed Farms, without whom this bread would not have been possible. Click the title of this post to go to the Oregon Grains page on NatureBake's website.