One of the hardest things for me about going local (beside missing my morning cup of joe) is the lack of local grains available. Wanting to find out why, I contacted Bill at Valentine Hill Farm, an organic artisan bakery here in Indianapolis. Their wheat flours, soy flour, and spelt flour are 100% whole grain, certified organic… but are they local? Unfortunately not.
Valentine Hill Farm tries to locate ingredients for their baked products as close to Indianapolis as possible. Unfortunately, wheat does not grow well in the state. Because of this, their major ingredient comes from several different states including Michigan, Kansas and Minnesota.
To go without grains is not something I could not do for a long time, so I am going to try to do the next best thing and get them from an local organic bakery, like Valentine Hill Farm. Needless to say, I was delighted to dive in to these whole wheat muffins from them this week!