Do any of these bakers ring a bell?
Farm & Sparrow Bakery
Flat Rock Village Bakery
Loaf Child Bakery
Wake Robin Farm Breads
West End Bakery
You have probably enjoyed at least one of these local breads slattered with butter. I eat bread from five of these bakeries on a regular basis. What is their common bond? Each of these bakeries is involved in the North Carolina Organic Bread Flour Project, a project that is conducting organic wheat trials in North Carolina. The goal is to provide local bakers with access to locally-raised wheat & locally-milled fresh flour ~ for baking the made-with-heart artisan breads we delight in eating.
My friend Jen has been heading up the North Carolina Organic Bread Flour Project, and the group has recently organized into Carolina Ground LC3 (an LC3 is a cross between an LLC and a non-profit). There’s a big fundraising push underway to take the project to the next level and get the mill up and running. As I write, 65 people have already donated over $3600. Each of us can jump right in and donate to a yummy cause… Check out their fundraiser site at http://kck.st/dRWAuR. You get bread for bread!