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Oct022017

Bread Fest 2017 at the Mill City Farmers Market

The annual Mill City Farmers Market Bread Fest was September 30. Shoppers enjoyed informative mini lectures from renowned local bakers and a book signing from Beth Dooley.

The event started with a sampling of loaves from home bakers. All participants received a thank you gift from the market, including complimentary drinks from Spoonriver, choice of a MCFM hat or canvas tote bag, and a 2 1/2 lb bag of heritage flour from Sunrise Flour Mill.

September 30, 2017 Mill City Farmers Market

September 30, 2017 Mill City Farmers Market

September 30, 2017 Mill City Farmers Market

September 30, 2017 Mill City Farmers Market

September 30, 2017 Mill City Farmers Market

September 30, 2017 Mill City Farmers Market

September 30, 2017 Mill City Farmers Market

September 30, 2017 Mill City Farmers Market

September 30, 2017 Mill City Farmers Market

September 30, 2017 Mill City Farmers Market

In addition to a book signing of her new Savory Sweet: Simple Preserves from a Northern Kitchen, Beth Dooley emceed the program.

Presenters included Darrold Glanville of Sunrise Flour Mill, Jonathan Kaye of Heritage Breads, and John Jacobson, a local rye bread aficionado.

Beth also had a few of the home bakers come up and talk about their methods and recipes.

September 30, 2017 Mill City Farmers Market

Darrold's discussion was on demystifying sourdough and heritage wheat. He and Marty always have sourdough starter samples at their MCFM booth (along with instructions!). They are a wealth of information, and before you give up on bread due to a gluten intolerance, you should talk to them.

Sunrise Flour Mill sells organic Non-GMO Heritage flour. Every crop is rigorously tested for contaminants to assure a clean and pesticide free flour. The wheat is a pure strain that hasn't been genetically modified or treated with chemicals. You may also hear it referred to as an ancient grain.

September 30, 2017 Mill City Farmers Market

Jonathan Kaye has many years of experience as a chef, and it was only in recent years that bread became his passion. He went from sharing a MCFM vendor space with Sunrise Flour Mill, to having his own space, to opening a popular bakery and supplying the likes of Sanctuary with bread.

September 30, 2017 Mill City Farmers Market

September 30, 2017 Mill City Farmers Market

Jonathan uses a sourdough starter that's been added to for decades. All his breads begin with this starter - he does not use yeast. The combination of the sourdough starter and high quality flours from Sunrise Flour Mill produce breads that stay fresh a long time.

September 30, 2017 Mill City Farmers Market

September 30, 2017 Mill City Farmers Market

September 30, 2017 Mill City Farmers Market

September 30, 2017 Mill City Farmers Market

September 30, 2017 Mill City Farmers Market

September 30, 2017 Mill City Farmers Market

Jonathan demonstrated techniques for scoring bread (it makes a pretty pattern while baking, but also prevents "blow outs" and misshapen loaves).

September 30, 2017 Mill City Farmers Market

September 30, 2017 Mill City Farmers Market

John Jacobson provided a brief history of rye in the US, and how working with rye flour differs from others.

September 30, 2017 Mill City Farmers Market

September 30, 2017 Mill City Farmers Market

September 30, 2017 Mill City Farmers Market

September 30, 2017 Mill City Farmers Market

September 30, 2017 Mill City Farmers Market

John demonstrated how rye dough will not be elastic like the sourdough version Jonathan worked with in his presentation.

September 30, 2017 Mill City Farmers Market

September 30, 2017 Mill City Farmers Market

John's wife served samples of several rye breads, along with a yummy cookie recipe that begins with making a roux.

September 30, 2017 Mill City Farmers Market

September 30, 2017 Mill City Farmers Market

September 30, 2017 Mill City Farmers Market

September 30, 2017 Mill City Farmers Market

John also mentioned two of his favorite cookbooks.

September 30, 2017 Mill City Farmers Market

After Darrold, Jonathan and John's presentations, Beth had a few of the home bakers come up and talk about their Bread Fest samples and baking experiences.

September 30, 2017 Mill City Farmers Market

September 30, 2017 Mill City Farmers Market

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