new stone mill for Tall Grass
[Sept 22, 2019] Some of our regular Tall Grass
Prairie Bread Company customers may have recently
noticed a slight difference in the texture and
taste of our bread and baked products.
The reason for this temporary change is all in the
After 17 years of hard grinding, our faithful mill
needs to be replaced, and we are temporarily using
local and organic flours thanks to DeRuyck’s Top
of the Hill Farm in Treherne, Manitoba, and the
Prairie Flour Mill in Elie.
We are also working on an interim milling plan
that would see us take our Red Fife grain to an
organically certified farm facility to achieve
something closer to our regular grind.
Meanwhile, Lyle Barkman and Loic Perrot, who lead
our milling and baking decisions, are heading off
to Toronto to look at a mill more suited to our
needs. Red Fife has a harder kernel leading to
greater wear on millstones. So we need to look for
a model that allows us to dress, or re-cut, the
stones ourselves to maintain their sharpness. This
means, in addition to milling and baking, we will
also learn the time-honoured craft of dressing
Thank you for your understanding while we search
for the best grind to produce our own fresh flour
for the breads, cinnamon buns, and all of our
other baked products. We promise to keep you
posted as we grind along.
- The Tall Grass partners and staff
Come to the
kitchen! – that's Grass Roots Prairie
, where we offer hot meals
daily. They're hearty and ready for you in a few
minutes. Selected from a wide variety of
delicious and traditional recipes. We always
have both vegetarian and meat dishes available.
Try one of these:
- Half-pint black bean chili
- Shepherd's pie, made with local organic
- Chickpea potato stew
- Mac and cheese
- Turkey pot pie
- Vegetarian or bison lasagne
- Three-rice pilaf
- and more…
Also at Grass Roots, check out our fine
selection of heat-and-eat foods, to take home.
- Hearty oven-ready meals
- Wholesome gourmet soups
- Baba's perogies
Also add to your
table with house-made salads, preserves,
Nature's Farm noodles, and lots more.
Local food. Made from scratch.
Grass Roots Prairie Kitchen is part of the Tall