We are ‘farmersdotter organics’, Cawston, BC.
- Yve Kosugi @farmersdotter: Certified organic garlic farmer, wood-fired sourdough baker, original garlic scape salt maker. I like wine.
- Morris Holmes @farmersdotter2: Certified organic garlic farmer, assistant wood fired sourdough baker, assistant original garlic scape salt maker. Studio guest homes.
We grow stuff out of the ground and on trees. Some of it ends up in our wood-fired oven breads. Bread we are proud to say is naturally leavened. That is to also say made entirely without commercial yeasts. The bakery portion of our operation is not certified organic however we bake with certified organic ingredients whenever possible.
The benefits of naturally leavened bread over commercial yeast risen breads is subtle yet substantial. Suffice it to say commercial yeast is designed to react very quickly and doesn’t allow sufficient time for enzymes to break down starch molecules. That means your digestive system must work very hard to finish the process of breaking down the starches and in some people that can lead to a bloated feeling. Hence the term gluten sensitivity. A naturally leavened bread like ours mitigates that demand on your digestive system and thus can be better tolerated.
A well made sour dough bread can be, for some but not all sensitive types, an alternative to the more dense and cardboardy gluten free… um bread. Is it really bread without gluten? Just saying. Yes, we are biased. We revel in the magic and beauty that is gluten. And butter. A lot of butter.
Our passion is living what to some may be an aspirational lifestyle and to others shear madness. In addition to butter, our passion is living life well and sustainable off the farm. No boss and no commute. We chronicle our activity because we want you to know how our personal choices support our passion.
Something else: At farmersdotter organics we like change. Change for the better. We believe the best way to effect change is to vote with your wallet. You’ll here us say from time to time that the “most powerfull vote is the one in your wallet.” Every time you open up your wallet and pay for a product or service you make a vote. Yes, sign as many petitions as you can, lobby as much as you can, fight against the multinational food and chemical companies but, real and substantial change only occurs when you change somebodies bottom line. Take away or add to their profits and you will get noticed. Vote with your wallet.