Grain-y Goodness: Tall Grass Prairie Bread Company supporting community

Posted on Jul 26, 2018 by The Forks Market

It’s that time of year again. The grain will be flying about The Market as Tall Grass Prairie Bread Co. refills their grain bin, which you can find just beside Fools & Horses. Every three months, they bring in a huge truck load of 100% organic wheat grain from local farmers in Gilbert Plains, Manitoba.

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One of the many things we love about Tall Grass Prairie is that they love supporting local. They believe that people should eat nutritious, quality food and always support organic agriculture, that is, agriculture conducted without the use of artificial fertilizers or pesticides. Like us, they value community and the people who work in this province to create sustainable agricultural practices.

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They take that grain and mill it into the flour used for their drool-worthy cinnamon buns, breads, cookies, pies and more right in The Market. Every part of the grain gets milled into flour because every bit contains nutrients and minerals that are not only super good for you but also add flavours and textures that give it that signature Tall Grass Prairie Bread Company taste.

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The whole process is a beautiful reflection of Manitoba. The grain comes from Manitoba, is brought into a space that was essential in the formation of Manitoba (The Forks), milled right in the building, baked by skilled Manitobans, and then sold to hungry Manitobans and visitors who can’t resist the aroma of cinnamon buns as they pass Tall Grass in The Market.

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So next time you grab some goodies, take a peek around the corner and back-track the process a little. It might make you appreciate that cheese croissant a little bit more (as if you needed another reason to love it).


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