Shepherd's Grain has always believed that the food we grow first and foremost must be the most flavorful and best quality available in the marketplace. To this day the only varieties we grow are the ones professional bakers have tested and identified as the highest quality available. We test and segregate every variety grown on every farm, every year and blend them to meet the exacting standards of the bakeries, pizza makers, and restaurants we serve. Now with the experience we have developed and the data we have collected, we are working directly with the wheat breeders to ensure the feedback we get from bakeries is incorporated in the development of new varieties. Facilitating this dialogue from the consumer to the breeder is just one of the many things that makes Shepherd’s Grain unique. We invite you to find the many ways these flours can enhance the quality of your finished baked goods. Shepherd's Grain started as a company just over 15 years ago when a group of farmers dedicated themselves to utilizing on the most sustainable agricultural practices to produce wheat varieties as described above. We currently have 37 farmers in our group and we farm in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana and California. The farmers are all practicing no-till, regenerative farming focusing on the health of the soil for future generations. By not tilling the soil, we are able to reduce wind, rain and tillage erosion, save fuel, reduce labor costs and ultimately increase crop yields. We are sequestering carbon in the soil and in conjunction with the other aspects of no-till, we are increasing soil microbial health and diversity for better plant nutrient absorption, while improving wildlife habitat & diversity and air & water quality. We are actually increasing topsoil every year. All of these attributes are regularly inspected and certifed by Food Alliance, a third party non profit organization who certifies farms and ranches for a myriad of sustainable practices. Our crops are trackable back to the farms where they were produced.