Guest Blog Post: Bob’s Red Mill
Bob’s Red Mill is one of the markets sponsors for this year. We’d like to thank Bob’s Red Mill for supporting our market. Please enjoy this blog post on their behalf.
At Bob’s Red Mill, our mission is to provide whole grain foods for every meal of the day. To fulfill our mission, we seek out the most diverse array of whole grains, seeds and beans from farmers across the United States and Canada. Bob’s Red Mill works closely with farmers to find only identity preserved grains and we strive to find our ingredients as close to home as possible, however some ingredients are best grown in climates like the Midwest (wheat) and Canada (oats).
If you’re not familiar with our products, we stone grind whole grain flours and cereals on century-old quartz millstones. Stone milling allows us to produce finely ground flours from nearly every grain, seed and bean imaginable, including wheat, spelt, rye, barley, teff, millet, quinoa, sorghum to name a few. Health experts are increasingly recommending whole grains for a healthy diet and we’re working harder than ever to bring more varieties of wholesome whole grain foods to you.
Not only do we work diligently to bring products of the highest quality to our community, we work tirelessly to uplift our community and have partnered with Oregon State University, Oregon Health and Science University and the National College of Natural Medicine (NCNM) to fund programs that promote nutrition education and research. Childhood obesity is a cause that is near and dear to our heart, so we have worked to develop a program with NCNM called the ECO Program (Ending Childhood Obesity) that educates families about affordable healthy eating. The classes teach low-income families how to read labels, shop for healthy products and cook whole grain foods.
In 2010, we became an employee owned company and if ever you meet one of our 200 employee-owners, you will likely notice how much we love where we work. Bob’s Red Mill makes healthy, wholesome products that we can feel good about. We currently produce over 400 products, including a full line of certified organic products and over 70 gluten free products.
If you’ve never been to our store, we encourage you to come out for a visit. We also offer tours of our manufacturing facility, M-F from 10 am to 11 am. We’d love to meet you. Thanks for supporting the Montavilla Farmer’s Market- we’re happy to be partnered with such a wonderful organization.