Frederick White Soft Winter Wheat Facts 2019
In 2019, Frederick White Soft Winter Wheat was grown in Independence Township on 5.5 acres on the farm known historically as “Pleasant View Farm.” This farm was established in 1824 by J.M Welsh. Welsh is listed in the Caldwell Atlas as a farmer, grain, stock and wool grower. The farm was dormant for many years; however since 2006, organic grains and hay were grown on this farm. Weatherbury Farm has farmed this land since 2017. The farm has been certified organic since 2006.
The wheat was planted on October 25, 2018.
Clover was frost seeded into the Frederick Wheat on April 9, 2019. (The clover suppresses weeds, aids in holding up the grain and, eventually provides nitrogen to the next crop.)
The Frederick Wheat was harvested on July 14, 2019.
At the 2019 Washington County Fair, the Frederick Wheat sheaf won 1st place and the jar of Frederick Wheat grains won 2nd place.
In 2012, the Frederick Wheat sheaf won best of show. In the many years we have been going to the fair, this is the only time that a wheat sheaf won this honor.
For an illustrated explanation of how Weatherbury grains become flour, visit the from seed to flour page.
More information on Frederick Soft White Winter Wheat below the pictures!
Frederick Soft White Winter Wheat emerging from the winter.
Field of Frederick Soft White Winter Wheat.
Pastry Flour in the field!
Harvesting Frederick Soft White Winter Wheat.
About Frederick Soft White Winter Wheat
Frederick White Soft Winter Wheat was developed under the auspices of the Ontario Cereal Crops Committee and does well in our area.
Products Milled from Frederick Soft White Winter Wheat
Frederick White Soft Winter Wheat is milled into organic unbleached whole and sifted pastry flour, both of which are unbelievably tasty and a great way to punch up nutrition in cakes and pastries.
Health benefits of Wheat
Wheat is an excellent source of protein, dietary fibers, manganese and selenium. Wheat’s fiber boosts the digestive process and improves overall metabolism. The vitamin B content of wheat provides you with energy. Additionally, the complex carbohydrates in wheat keeps you feeling fuller longer and give you energy over a longer period.
Managanese, which wheat is rich in, acts as a co-factor for greater than 300 enzymes involved in the production of insulin and glucose secretion. Wheat’s betaine content prevents chronic inflammation, which is a key constituent in rheumatic pains and diseases. Additionally, its anti-inflammatory property reduces the risk of ailments like osteoporosis, heart diseases, Alzheimer’s disease, cognitive decline, and type-2 diabetes.
Pastry flour can be ordered on our order page.
To read more about pastry flour, please visit our products page.
More information on Frederick White Soft Winter Wheat and other grains grown at Weatherbury Farm are on the grains we grow page.