You can find our locally grown and produced flours at Oryana Natural Foods Market in Traverse City, as well as Whole Foods stores throughout the state of Michigan.
In 2013, William Koucky began harvesting, cleaning, and stone-milling grain into flour. Grain proved an exceptional rotational crop for our farmers growing canola and sunflowers for our oil operation. The last stage in developing the local food market is developing a grain economy. As of yet, a local grain market is almost completely absent within Michigan. Soft wheat, which is used predominantly by the cereal industry, is the primary grain Michigan grain farmers grow. Expansion of the farming and production of hard wheat is necessary for artisan baking and pasta manufacturing. Using local grains will stimulate the local grain economy in Michigan and is providing bakers the ability to produce products using local ingredients instead of importing from out of state. Growers are looking for alternatives to commodity grains and although hard wheat is a commodity, local hard wheat is not due to its scarcity.
MICHIGAN GROWN & PROCESSED | NATURAL | NON-GMO | COLD PRESSED