This week I finally got to experiment with a wonderful Sonora Heritage Wheat grown by Jacob and Courtney Cowgill in Powers, MT. This is my first (almost) single farm loaf! 75% freshly milled, whole grain Sonora Heritage Wheat grown by two people that truly believe in organic farming, family farms and local food.
Let me introduce you to these wonderful farmers and Prairie Heritage Farm in their own words:
“The farm is owned and operated by Jacob and Courtney Cowgill, two central Montanans returning to their roots. We both left Central Montana as young adults, for school and careers but came back as soon as we possibly could.
We wanted to find a way to make a life in Central Montana but we also wanted to give back to the communities that raised us -- to be part of sustaining and reinvigorating the culture and economy of rural Montana.
Prairie Heritage Farm is, in a lot of ways, the kind of farm that existed in this region 50-100 years ago: diversified, small-scale and locally based. Our vision is to be a model for how to revive elements of that old kind of agriculture alongside the kind of agriculture that has sustained our communities in the last several decades.
We believe that family farms nourish not only the people who work them, but the people they feed and communities in which they live. We believe organic agriculture, diversification and a robust local food system are good for the health of our farm, our customers, our community, ourselves and our environment.” To read more about Prairie Heritage Farm and see pictures you can go to their website www.prairieheritagefarm.com
I am very excited to be working with them and am honored to use their grains in my bread. Let me know what you think!
This week’s Share
German Rye Bread
Ingredients: MT org. wheat flour, org. rye flour, sourdough culture, sea salt, honey, barley malt, org. coriander, org. fennel, sea salt.
Polenta Sandwich Bread
Ingredients: MT org. wheat flour, org. yellow corn , water, sourdough culture, sea salt.
Baker’s Choice: Montana Heritage Bread
Ingredients: Sonora Heritage Wheat, MT org. wheat flour, water, sourdough culture, sea salt.