In addition to producing grass-fed beef, the Janzens are collaborating with farm operator Norm Oeding to grow and sell our own locally grown, certified organic whole grain that is also freshly milled on-farm at Janzen Family Farms. It is then baked locally into various bread products, including whole-grain bread, raisin bread, hamburger buns and dinner rolls.
We are really excited to offer you the chance to get two of your main staple foods—bread (or flour) and meat—from one local source. You can find it at farmers markets, in stores, on-farm, online and at cafés/restaurants. (See below for details.)
LOCALLY GROWN, FRESHLY MILLED ORGANIC FLOUR
The grain we grow for human consumption is hard white winter wheat and hard red winter wheat. We currently use certified organic grain from Norm’s family farm Spring Creek Ranch in Kingman County, as well as from a few other local certified organic producers in central Kansas, whom we know and trust. The cropland at Janzen Family Farms is officially in transition to certified organic, and we hope to mill and sell our first JFF certified organic wheat next year (2010).
In summer of 2008, we renovated one of the farm buildings at Janzen Family Farms to house a Meadows 8-inch stone micromill, which Norm had previously operated in Kingman County. Having passed our inspection from the State of Kansas, we now mill fresh flour at JFF. You can even pick up your freshly milled flour on-farm and visit our mill, now called “Henry Creek Flour Mill” after the creek that runs through our land. (It's best to call to make sure we're around to facilitate your delivery.)
Janzen Family Farms "roundtop" building housing JFF's "Henry Creek Flour Mill" micromill
Norm Oeding with "Norm's Flour" Micromill at Janzen Family Farms, now called "Henry Creek Flour Mill"
THREE GRAIN PRODUCTS: We at JFF produce three main types of grain products: · organic wheat berries (whole and cracked), · organic flour (freshly stone-milled), and ·bread produced with organic whole grain flour (sold under the label “Little Red Hen Bakery”). Norm Oeding, JFF farm manager, developed the brand names and products “Norm’s Flour” and “Little Red Hen Bakery” prior to his employment with JFF, and he is now continuing with the Janzens at JFF. Together, we aim to supply our customers with top-quality, certified organic grain products, grown and freshly stone-milled right here in central Kansas. The mill at JFF is called “Henry Creek Flour Mill.”
Little Red Hen Bakery bread, produced in cooperation with JFF
WHERE CAN I GET IT?
We offer various ways to buy our grain, flour and bread. We are especially active in the Peabody-Newton-Wichita-Topeka-Lawrence area. You can reach us:
·ONLINE: Our “Henry Creek Flour Mill” flour (formerly “Norm’s Flour”) and "Little Red Hen Bakery" bread are available via internet sales through the Wichita Food Co-op (www.wichitafood.coop).
·AT THE FARM:You can pick up our products at Janzen Family Farms. Please feel free to email us at email@example.com, or call (316) 799-2670, if you have any questions, or would like to arrange a pick-up.
·THOUGH SPECIAL DELIVERY:In addition to the Newton-Peabody area where we live, we have family members living and working in the Wichita, Topeka and Lawrence areas and make frequent trips back and forth. If you would like to arrange a special drop-off, this may be possible, particularly for a bulk order, so please do not hesitate to ask.
·AT PRAIRIE HARVEST'S CAFE:You can enjoy our flour in the sandwiches made in the deli/café area of Prairie Harvest (Newton), where they bake bread daily using our flour.
·IN RETAIL STORES:You can find "Little Red Hen Bakery" products at the retail locations listed below.
·MAIL ORDER:If you’d like us to mail you some flour, just ask! We can send it around the country.
WHICH RETAIL LOCATIONS CARRY JFF GRAIN, FLOUR & BREAD?
BREAD FROM NORM’S “LITTLE RED HEN BAKERY”: ·Food for Thought (in Wichita) ·Whole Foods Association (Normandie Center, Twin Lakes, and 21st & Maize, in Wichita)
OUR FLOUR (in bulk packaging labeled “Kansas grown”): ·Prairie Harvest (Newton) ·Food for Thought (Wichita)
RED AND WHITE HARD WINTER WHEAT BERRIES: ·Prairie Harvest (Newton) ·Food for Thought (Wichita) ·Whole Foods Association (Normandie Center, Twin Lakes, and 21st & Maize, in Wichita)
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