Single Source Short Run: Spelt
ORGANIC SPELT FROM VOGEL FAMILY FARMS IN MINDEN CITY, MI
Gene Vogel wanted to get away from toxic chemicals when he had kids on his farm, and in 1995 went Organic and never looked back. He has been keeping chemicals off of his crops and carefully building topsoil with cover cropping and rotation for 27 years, and today he farms with his son.
Spelt is an ancient precursor to wheat. It has a warm, nutty flavor that modern hybrid wheats simply do not deliver. It also has a greater concentration of nutrients than modern wheat, especially protein and antioxidants. Its gluten structure is gentler (and easier for many to digest) than the gluten in modern superhybrid wheats.
Scan the QR code on the bag to hear an interview with Gene Vogel about how he uses his land to sequester carbon and provide healthy food from his family to yours.
MILLED AT JANIE'S MILL IN ASHKUM IL
The Vogel Family's spelt is milled at Janie's Mill in Ashkum Illinois, a leading organic miller right in Long Table's back yard. They provide a critical step in the grain chain for many of the area's organic and regenerative farmers, and we are proud to work with them.
SHORT-RUN SINGLE SOURCE SERIES
Each 12oz heirloom grain pancake mix in this series will feature grains from just one regenerative farm, bringing you stories of how that farmer is working to hand a longer and better future down to the next generations. Explore the rich variety of nutrition-dense flavors that prior generations worked so hard to hand down to us. Simply scan the QR code on each bag to see these stories.
Sourcing in this way allows us to showcase the meaningful but often invisible work that these farmers do, day in and day out. This direct trade relationship also guarantees a fair price for their crop.
Thank you for supporting a regenerative farm today! It is your interest in regenerative farming that will convince more farmers to farm more acres more responsibly.
- Mix together the egg, the melted butter (you can use oil as well), and the milk (you can use non-dairy milks of all kinds).
- Add the pancake mix. Mix again.
- Fry hot & ungreased.
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If you do not feel that these make best pancakes you have ever eaten, just reach out to us with your order number within 30 days of ordering and we will gladly refund you.
How many pancakes does it make? →
1lb bag: 50 4 inch pancakes, 10 at a time. 12oz bag: will make 40 4 inch pancakes, 10 at a time. Shake Packs: 10 4 inch pancakes (or 6 6 inch pancakes).
Can I make waffles with these? → Yes. Add 2T/30g liquid to any of our pancake instructions.
Is it organic? → All of the grains in our pancake mixes are organic. We are a small operation and it doesn’t make sense for us to pay to certify organic. Yet.
Why is there so much protein? → We use heirloom grains with high protein content and (sometimes) nut meal. We do not use any industrially manufactured protein powders.
Is it NON-GMO? → Yes it is. GMO foods are bad for the soil, bad for biodiversity, bad for the resilience of local economies, bad for long-term pest management, and really bad for family farms. We are a small operation and it doesn’t make sense for us to certify Non-GMO. Yet.
It is Vegan? → All of our mixes are vegan. View vegan preparation instructions.
Is it whole grain? → Yes. Yes. All of our pancake mixes are not just whole grain, but whole-kernel. Our grains are stone-milled, which is the most complete kind of grain you can eat. Most so-called 'whole grains' have the germ (the most nutritious part of the grain) removed to extend shelf life. It's a trick, and we don't use it.
What are Heirloom Grains? → Heirloom grains are grains selected and planted from the best of each year’s crop, as was done for thousands of years before the industrial revolution. They have a variety and richness of flavor that modern grains simply cannot approach. Many of them contain gluten, but their gluten structures are fundamentally different: gentler, easier to digest.
How come popcorn flour is so low on the White Knight ingredient list? → Because it’s so light, and ingredients are listed by weight. It’s over half the product, by volume. That’s the whole point ;)
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What we hand down to the next generations matters.
Building a regenerative food system is literally the planet’s best hope at handing down a livable world to the next generations. That’s why we source our heirloom grains from small regenerative farmers who use restorative practices (like no-till farming, crop rotation, cover cropping, and composting) capture carbon, build biodiversity, filter water, and restore critical topsoil for future generations. All while plowing profits into small-business economies.
Thank you for handing down something better.
When I saw the short run spelt variety, I ordered two bags knowing I would use this not only for pancakes but some of my other creations! The quality and taste is way better than anything you can buy at the store and the vibration that comes off of this it's soul satisfying. I look forward to these short runs because I know so much love goes into these products. Thanks again Sam and the whole family over at long table, a forever customer Gerry the mailman!!
Have not tried this one yet,but based on the other flavors, I have no doubt that this will be super. I am looking forward to trying. I have tried other flavors and they are healthy and yummy.
Perfect for tasty, light waffles (with added pecans, of course). They have nice texture and flavor. Like others here, I do not use syrup on any Long Table cake/waffle, it's overwhelming. Butter + a dab of cinnamon sugar or maple sugar. Or only butter works too. The flavors are too good to drown in sugar.
Heirloom grains taste better and are better for you than their modern counterparts.
Stone-milling those grains gives you a true whole grain: all of its taste and nutritional value - unlike modern roller-milled 'whole grains' (which have had their most nutritious and flavorful elements removed for the sake of shelf-life).
High protein, high fiber pancakes made from stone ground whole heirloom grains & nut meals. No Industrial protein powder, no filler, no tricks.
Just the strongest start to your day possible.
Our future depends on food.
Regenerative agriculture is built on four principles: carbon capture, biodiversity, water quality & soil health.
By sourcing plant-based products directly from local regenerative farmers, we protect the world that our kids and grandkids will grow up in.