Written By Guest Writer Okanagan / Places / Shops / Victoria Mar 2, 2016 Blazing a more sustainable trail for BC bakeries SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter PinterestTrue Grain Bread, a craft bakery and grain mill with locations in Cowichan Bay and Summerland, moves to baking exclusively with BC grown organic flourFrom the Press Release: According to livesmartBC, transportation is THE largest category of greenhouse gas emissions in BC. When shopping at a grocery store or farmers market, many people are mindful of where and how produce was grown and make their purchasing decisions accordingly.At the same time, we are still ignoring the fact that the wheat and wheat-based products we purchase travel vast distances across our country. In a common scenario, Prairie grown wheat is shipped to Ontario, processed (milled, baked, frozen) and sent to BC, logging over 7000 km in the process.True Grain Bread is blazing a new trail to change this. Bruce Stewart, President of True Grain Bread explains. “People are becoming increasingly mindful of the source of their food and the real societal cost. A paradigm shift is coming and we are excited to light the fuse. As of April 2016, everything we bake will be made with organic BC-farmed and BC-milled flour. We’re not talking about offering a loaf or two. That’s not good enough. We mean everything: every bread, every pastry, every baguette, every cookie. The organic flour within it was born in BC. Through new relationships and investments, we have achieved this and we are very proud.”“We have an environmental responsibility,” adds co-owner Todd Laidlaw, who runs the Summerland location. “We need real solutions and we need them quickly. When one of our customers buys a loaf of our French bread at our Summerland bakery, they can feel good knowing that the organic flour used to craft it logged less than 160km. Same thing for a croissant or baguette. That is huge. A small change in behavior can have a big impact.”True Grain Bread has retail bakeries in Cowichan Bay and Summerland and True Grain flour is available in many BC grocery stores and available to craft bakeries in BC.www.truegrain.ca SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Written By: Guest Writer We get many people writing guest articles for us, as well as past contributors. This is the Guest ... Read More You may also like Events / Okanagan June 22, 2017 Deconstructing Dani García and the Feast: Food and Film Festival Everyone loves popcorn and junky food before a movie, but arguably—or absolutely—better are hand-selected local bites and drinks. Patrons to ... Read More Okanagan / Wine Festivals March 22, 2017 Canada 150: The Purity and Diversity of BC Wines The 2017 Vancouver International Wine Festival celebrated Canada’s 150th anniversary with Canadian wines at the core. Punters lined up for a taste ... Read More Events / Okanagan / Vancouver / Victoria December 3, 2014 The Best Sommelier in BC: From Wine Waiter to Rock Star Celebrity chefs have been around for a while, but rock star sommeliers are a newer phenomenon. The mousey definition of “wine waiter” doesn’t ... Read More Okanagan / Wine Festivals August 14, 2014 Garagiste North: Small Guys Wine Festival Sept 14 The term ‘garagistes’ was born in the 1990s, referring to a renegade group of winemakers flying under the appellation radar. They chose to make ... Read More Non-Alcoholic / Okanagan / Vancouver / Victoria August 8, 2014 Pop Art: Artisanal Sodas On days like this, there is nothing I crave more than putting my feet up, relaxing in a cool backyard, and sipping on an icy cold glass of something ... Read More First Look / Okanagan August 5, 2014 First Look: Roxy’s Diner Food Truck Many chefs dream of owning a restaurant, but reality can be less rosy than fantasy when there’s more at stake than one has anticipated. Vincent ... Read More Comments are closed.