Thank you to everyone who participated in our chia seed contest. I have contacted all of the winners. If you did not win this time, keep trying! we have lots of great giveaways and chances to win coming up in the next few months!
We have a lot of exciting things happening here at the mill, so I thought I’d give a recap of what’s going on. Probably the most exciting thing happening for us right now is the addition of a new mill to our gluten free facility. The shop is busily constructing the structure to be ready when the new millstones arrive from Denmark (I hear they’re on a ship somewhere in the Atlantic right now). This new mill will allow us to keep up with the demand for delicious, whole grain gluten free flour. Some of the flour that will be ground on this new set of stones include teff flour, garbanzo bean flour, sorghum flour and—coming soon—oat flour! We’ll keep you informed as our new gluten free products reach completion.
Bob has been gushing about our Golden Spurtle victory since we got back from Scotland last fall. To help tell our story, he had this great display installed in our lobby. Not only does it document the competition, but it showcases our personal version of the Golden Spurtle. The REAL Golden Spurtle is on display at the store and will travel back to Scotland this fall for the 2010 competition. The one shown here is ours to keep as a reminder of our win over the Scots. The display also shows the new packaging of our steel cut oats. The packaging tells our story and includes both the winning recipe and our recipe for the specialty category, Oregon Orchard Oat Brûlée. I’ve found the beautiful packaging on store shelves here, so look for it next time you’re shopping for your steel cut oats.
There is even more exciting stuff coming down the line- new products, really big news for our mill and Bob’s big 8-1! I’m not at liberty to spill all the beans and grains just yet. Cheers!