If you are an artisan bread baker, we think you will love Camas Country's Red Fife Heirloom Wheat Flour! Triticum aestivum, the botanical name for Red Fife, is a hard red wheat named after David Fife, a Scottish immigrant who brought the Red Fife seed from Scotland to Canada in 1842. It was once the standard bread wheat grown across America and is now actively preserved and protected as a heritage heirloom variety of wheat. It has not gone through the mass hybridization of many modern wheats which some think has contributed to the increased cases of gluten sensitivity we see today.
Red Fife wheat has a more complex taste than common hard red wheats with a herbaceous and nutty fresh wheat flavor. It is a sturdy, early maturing wheat that produces a superior quality of flour. The flour can be used all on its own to make a 100% whole grain bread or it can be mixed with lower gluten flours such as spelt and rye. It produces a beautiful loaf of bread with a dark, caramel colored crust and a moist, satisfying crumb. It is said to elevate flour from being "just another ingredient".
An added feature of this wonderful flour is that it is completely local...the Red Fife is grown in Junction City, Oregon by Hunton's Farm and it is stone ground into flour by Camas Country Mill right here in Eugene. Camas Country Mill uses a stone grist mill which is the most ancient form of flour mills. This type of milling allows for the entire grain kernel to be ground including the bran, germ and endosperm which in turn retains all of the inherent nutrition, vitamins and minerals of the grain.
Blend: 100% Red Fife Wheat
Product shelf life is dependent upon storage conditions and is highly variable. Product should be stored under cool, dry, dark conditions in a humidity controlled environment. Industry standard for product shelf life, when stored under optimal conditions, is 12 months from date of manufacture.
- Naturally Kosher
- Stored in an AIB Superior Rated Facility
Note: The information listed above about protein and ash content are averages only. They may change from year to year depending on growing conditions of the wheat. For the most up to date information, please contact our sales department at firstname.lastname@example.org.