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  • Product Info

    Red Fife has deeper, more complex flavors than common hard red winter wheats, and breads made with it bake up moister, with a cohesive crumb. Because Red Fife has high gluten potential, it can be used by itself or mixed with low gluten flours such as rye or spelt.

    Red Fife wheat’s origin is unknown, but it is believed that Mennonite farmers in Poland grew the wheat that was shipped to David Fife, a Scottish immigrant in Canada, in the mid-1800s. Fife then grew the wheat and shared it with other farmers, calling it Red Fife because of its distinctive color. Red Fife set the baking and milling standards from the 1860s to the turn of the 20th century, and has been placed on the Slow Food Foundation for Biodiversity’s “Ark of Taste. It is thought to be a relative of Halychanka, a Ukrainian Heritage wheat, prized for its rich flavors and excellent baking qualities.

  • Great to Use In:

    Hearty sourdough breads, Yeast breads, Pie crusts, Flat breads, Pasta

  • Milled From:

    Organic Red Fife Wheat (Heirloom Hard Red Winter Wheat)

  • Protein:

    14.0%

  • Extraction:

    100%

  • Moisture:

    10.26%

  • Ash Content:

    2.3%

  • Falling Number:

    438/sec

  • more info:

    Whole Kernel

Customer Reviews

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Mark Roddy
Red Fife makes superb bread.

I generally bake a 50/50 mix of the organic artisan blend and one non-blended flour like red fife. Red fife is easy and delicious, lots of bounce, great taste and crust.

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Cindy Angeli

Love it! I use it for my starter for my sourdough bread.

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Daniel Lias
A great addition to the kitchen

I enjoy using this flour very much. It has a great taste and quality. I will purchase this flour again.

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Kathleen Majka
Finding the flours that resonate

I have been purchasing a variety of different organic flours from Janies Mill and also from a more local mill in Maine (where I live) with the purpose of figuring out what flours work for me in breads, cakes, pancakes, muffins, cookies, etc.. I now purchase Red Fife, mostly for yeasted breads. I love the taste and the texture. It is most important to find an organic flour that I can trust. We eat a lot of home made flour products in our family and the practice of spraying herbicides to quicken the harvest grosses me out. see below:

Glyphosate, the main ingredient in Monsanto‘s Roundup herbicide, is recognized as the world’s most widely used weed killer. What is not so well known is that farmers also use glyphosate on crops such as wheat, oats, edible beans and other crops right before harvest, raising concerns that the herbicide could get into food products.

I know where my flour comes from and that is important to me for the health of my family. Thank you for farming in our country and providing products we can trust. No to Monsanto and yes to smaller independent farmers.
Kathleen Majka RDN, MPH

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Sandra Taenzer
Fabulous flavor

We are retired on the North Shore of Lake Superior but lived in IL until 2005. We live so close to Canada my first experience with Red Fife was buying it in Canada. Loved it so I had to go looking for a new source once the Border was closed. And I found Janie’s Mill—what an extraordinary gift of amazing Red Fife and so many others. Thanks Janie’s Mill!

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We are proud to have these three 3rd-party certification seals on every single product that comes out of Janie’s Mill.  They show you that an independent organization has determined that our products comply with specific requirements for safety, quality, and provenance. You can then enjoy Janie’s Mill products in full confidence that they are organic, kosher, wholesome, and delicious!