Written By Guest Writer Artisan / Edibles Nov 16, 2011 Fry’s Red Wheat Bread SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter PinterestByron Fry and Jennifer McKimmie of Niagara Grocery holding Fry's Red Wheat Bread. Photo by Timothy TrebilcockThere’s a new bread slinger in town. Byron Fry swaggers into Niagara Grocery in his green apron and brown checked vest with baskets full of delicious home baked bread, and you can tell he means business. He’s only been baking bread for 3 years, yet he’s built up a very good reputation for his goods at local food hotspots like the James Bay Market. His European style country breads are made from mixed grains reliant on the addition of rye flour to wheat flour. He uses natural leaven giving it a unique flavour and aiding in digestibility for those with intolerances to wheat. Using local heritage varieties of Red Spring Wheat ensures freshness, intense flavour and sustainable practices. As a result he has trouble keeping up with demand. And Byron comes by his moniker honestly. “After I’d been baking for awhile, I found out there were serious bakers on both sides of the family going back over a hundred years,” says Fry. His maternal grandfather owned numerous bakeries on Vancouver Island and his great grandfather, Charles Fry, moved from Bristol in the 1890s to run a bakery in Moosejaw, then left for Victoria where he ran a bakery called Fry’s Red Wheat Bread until just after the second world war. Baking out of a rented commercial kitchen in Metchosin has allowed him to expand production and distribute a little more widely through the winter months. You can now purchase Fry’s high quality whole wheat country bread, baguettes and pastries at Niagara Grocery, Fairfield Market, Hilary’s Cheese and the Victoria Winter Market.– By Timothy Trebilcock Fry’s Red Wheat BreadVictoria, BC250-590-5727 WebsiteFacebook Find Fry’s Red Wheat Bread at the following locations: Niagara Grocery579 Niagara StreetVictoria, BC Fairfield Market1275 Oscar StreetVictoria, BC Hilary’s Cheese1034 Fort StreetVictoria, BC Victoria Winter MarketFirst and third Saturday of each month at Market Square bakerybreadEdiblesVictoria 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 Artisan / Food / Food Shops March 14, 2014 Ten Years of True Grain Bread “The original Cowichan Bay Bakery and its Okanagan sister location celebrate a decade of baking made from freshly milled, local, organic ... Read More Artisan / Good For You / Health / One ingredient August 6, 2013 The Vinegar Lady Vinegar is one of the world’s most widely used condiments—every culture around the world utilizes the pantry staple. The Italians love their ... Read More Artisan / One ingredient / Vancouver July 19, 2013 Earnest Ice Cream: Vancouver’s Very Own A day without ice cream is a day wasted. At least that is how entrepreneurs Ben Earnst and Erica Bernardi of Vancouver’s Earnest Ice Cream feel. ... Read More Artisan / Food News / One ingredient June 10, 2013 Cheese of the Month June: Blossom’s Blue A little bit of blue cheese goes a long way. That’s the literal truth about Blossom’s Blue, an exceptional blue cheese made by Moonstruck Organic ... Read More Artisan / One ingredient April 29, 2013 Cheese of the Month May: Alpindon Eat is happy to announce we will be featuring one “Cheese of the month” article each month online. Expand your cheese tastes! ... Read More Artisan / Sustainability April 11, 2013 From Farm To Table: The Real Story If you’ve heard the term “farm-to-table”, it’s likely you have an idea what it means. There’s something to do with sunny days, farmers’ ... Read More Comments are closed.