Organic Buckwheat Flour
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2.4 lb / $5.79 per lb
Buckwheat isn't actually wheat, and it doesn't actually contain gluten, but don't let that fool you. Its fine texture and earthy, smoky flavor make it an unimpeachable addition to any baked dish.
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With a history going back to 6000 BCE, buckwheat is more closely related to rhubarb than it is to grain. It works great as a cover crop, growing rapidly to keep out weeds, but we like it best in our breakfasts. The light caramel color of butterscotch before it’s ground, it yields a nutty, vaguely bitter flavor millennia in the making.
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How it does good
Going back to basics to transform local farming
Grain is a staple in many diets, so it’s no surprise that modern manufacturing expanded to make production bigger and faster, often at the expense of small farmers and their communities. Maine Grains is out to change all that, putting chemical-free farming and a stone milling process back where they started in the Northeast. They support their community in growing crops sustainably, creating jobs while revitalizing the environment. Their focus on traditional practices allows them to provide local bakeries and breweries with great-tasting products and promote soil revitalization with grains as a natural weed deterrent. Their commitment to conservation began with recycling an old jailhouse as a gristmill and led to their becoming a zero-waste facility.
Maine Grains maintains relationships with each of the farmers it sources from, helping them to develop eco-friendly growing practices and providing economic support to strengthen their community. Through the Kneading Conference, they support and inspire further innovation in the industry.Learn More
supporting key causes
Maine Grains partners with Maine Grain Alliance, a nonprofit promoting innovative and restorative growing practices for local farmers. Maine Grains also works with Maine Liberation Farms to aid immigrant farmers in their development of community, production, and culturally-appropriate practices.Learn More
low carbon footprint
All their byproducts are either composted or passed on to other producers for reuse, such as in feed for livestock. This makes Maine Grains a zero-waste facility.Learn More
The brown paper bag their products come in is curbside recyclable and home compostable. All you have to do to compost is peel off the paper-based sticker and recycle it.Learn More
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About the Brand
In Skowhegan, once vacant buildings are humming again with new life and new businesses thanks to Maine Grains. The company has helped Skowhegan, a once prominent grain town, take center stage in a global renaissance to relocalize grain economies. Communities across the globe look to Skowhegan as an example of how to successfully restore the benefits of regional grain production and heritage seed. Maine Grains is committed to making the most delicious, nutritious foods with whole grains.Shop Brand
How to use
Buckwheat flour is a classic in pancakes and crepes, but we also love it in soda bread. Just mix with bread flour, buttermilk, and a few baking cabinet favorites, then cook.
What People Are Saying
- blueberry bread
To be the first time I have used any of your products I was pleasantly surprised. Because of my arthritis I was looking a better flour to bake with. I tried the blueberry bread on the label and totally enjoyed it.
Have not used it yet, I know it'll be great, do you sell a larger bag. Thank you !
Grandkids Approved and Classics for Camping
Great buckwheat—stamp of approval from our grandkids when Pappy Joe makes them and adds blueberries. My wife and I enjoy them when we are out camping, come out of our tent in the morning and I start the coffee percolating and flip and serve the buckwheat pancakes with a steaming mug of coffee—of course I add the blueberries before flipping.
Locally made and gluten free!
I was so excited to find a local source of this flour! I mainly use it to replace graham flour in my gluten free crackers and bread, but I see some ployes in my future and am definitely going to try the blueberry bread (with Maine blueberries, of course) from the recipe on the back.