HOLISTIC STEWARDSHIP FOR ABUNDANT LIFE
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Page 2: Prairie Red Fife heritage wheat and Blé Marquis de Loiselle wheat
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above aerial photo summer 2008
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Our intergenerational family farm is located in the heart of Canada’s western prairies, 50 kms northeast of Saskatoon, and just east of the town of Vonda in what is known as the Trinity region. We grow cereal, oilseed, pulse, clover and hay crops; and we also raise chickens, goats and rare breed Dexter cattle.
We have worked with certified organic & biodynamic management practices for 30 years on our farm which has been in the Loiselle family for 109 years now since the soil was first cultivated for agriculture. The soil and climate we work with produce very good quality hard red spring (HRS) wheat and we constantly strive to maintain and hopefully improve upon that. We have joyfully discovered the same HRS Red Fife wheat that my great grandparents grew on their homesteads in south western Manitoba then here at Vonda in Saskatchewan. Our family is giving it new life and we now offer Prairie Red Fife milling grain and flours for sale.
Taste some of Canada's past and help shape the future of food.
Red Fife wheat was the cornerstone of Prairie agriculture and we’re doing our part along with other farmers, seed savers, millers, bakers and bread lovers, to ensure its renaissance.
We are now also growing, processing and marketing the Son of Fife, Marquis wheat.
It was the first successful cross between Red Fife and Hard Red Calcutta from India and was first bred at Agassiz, British Columbia at one of the 5 Agriculture Canada research stations spread out across Canada at that time. It was first made available to farmers in 1909 and soon eclipsed its parent Red Fife as the dominant bread making wheat in N. America.
Since 2007 we have carefully grown and selected/rogued this wheat, starting with 11 lbs we obtained from a long time seed saver from Edmonton, Alberta.
Because of the particular strain we've selected and nurtured, we named it to suit our farm, terroir, and our bilingual heritage.
Our Blé Marquis de Loiselle Wheat, now represents for us a successful transition from a small amount of seed to having a sufficient amount of seed for our own needs and providing for consumer and commercial sales.
Marquis is more uniform than Red Fife as regards height and maturity, is earlier maturing, and is also a bit higher yielding.Pricing is the same for both of these exceptional heritage wheats.
Saving and growing heritage grains such as Red Fife and Marquis wheat is necessary to keep genetic diversity intact, to preserve our agricultural heritage, and work towards the common good of all. We’re committed to providing the highest quality, whole, nutrition filled, and tasteful foods.
Yours truly for abundant Life!
Blé Marquis de Loiselle heritage wheat - July 21, 2010
Certifed Organic since 1985
Championing Prairie Red Fife heritage Wheat
certifié biologique depuis 1985
Champions du blé héritage Prairie Red Fife
Blé Marquis de Loiselle Wheat – another heritage renaissance in the making since
2007 – - un autre héritage renaît depuis 2007 -