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ERIE COUNTY, OH – Organic Spelt Flour Available

January 18, 2010

Got Spelts?

The Erie Fresh CSA has recently acquired a local, certified organic spelt flour share for those who are interested in using whole grain flour in the kitchen – now available before the farmer’s market season starts!

Not to be confused with oats or wheat, spelt is a member of the same grain family but is an entirely different species. This 9000 year old grain originated in the Fertile Crescent and over the centuries found its way through Europe where it remained a very popular grain for hundreds of years. To Germans, it is their beloved “Dinkel” and is now found in a wide variety of foods and beverages from bread to beer. To Italians, it is called “Farro” and is found in gourmet soups, pizza crusts, breads and cakes.

Spelt is a superb fiber resource with large amounts of B-complex vitamins and other nutrients that are easily absorbed by the body. Total protein content is 10-25% greater than the common varieties of commercial wheat. Replace this whole grain flour cup for cup in whole wheat recipes – the light, slightly sweet, and nutty flavor makes it an ideal choice for muffins and cookies. It is said to be perfect for pancakes!

Because of the availability and quantity of this share, Erie Fresh would like to extend an offer for $18.00 per 25lb bag. This includes storing instructions and recipes.

(Does a 25lb bag seem overwhelming? Please specify in your order if you are looking to share a share.)

Erie Fresh will secure the full order by the end of January and will make arrangements for payment and pick-up. The spelt flour share will also be available during the 2010 Erie Fresh CSA season, alongside the fruit and vegetable, pasture-raised eggs, bread and fresh-cut flower shares.

Email or call to place an order: eriefresh@gmail.com or 419-290-0442 to talk with Joshua or Lauren.

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