Oberkulmer Spelt Facts 2019

Oberkulmer Spelt Fields 2019 • Organic Spelt Flour • Weatherbury Grain Tracker

Oberkulmer Spelt Fields 2019

In 2019, spelt was grown in Independence Township on 3.6 acres on the farm known historically as “Pleasant View Farm.”   J.M Welsh established the farm in 1824.  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 spelt was planted on October 22, 2018.

Clover was frost seeded into the grain on April 12, 2019. (The clover suppresses weeds, aids in holding up the grain and, eventually provides nitrogen to the next crop.)

The spelt was harvested on  July 20, 2019.

At the 2019 Washington County Fair,  the Oberkulmer Spelt sheaf won 1st place and the jar of Oberkulmer Spelt grains won 1st place.

For an illustrated explanation of how Weatherbury grains become flour, visit the from seed to flour page.

More information on Oberkulmer Spelt below the pictures!

April 12 2019

Oberkulmer Spelt after Winter • Weatherbury Organic Spelt Flour

Oberkulmer Spelt emerging from the winter.

July 16 2019

Oberkulmer spelt • Organic Spelt Flour in the field • Weatherbury Farm Grain Tracker

Spelt in the Field

July 20 2019

Harvesting Oberkulmer Spelt • Weatherbury Farm

Harvesting Spelt

About Oberkulmer Spelt

Spelt is one of the three ancient hulled wheats.  At Weatherbury Farm,  we grow Oberkulmer Spelt, which is a robust old Swiss landrace.

Oberkulmer is a true spelt with no modern wheat genetics.

Spelt is protected from the elements by a hull which doesn’t come free in harvest (unlike the hulls on wheat which do).  The removal of the hull prior to milling requires special machinery.  Weatherbury is lucky to have a spelt dehuller, built by Farmer Nigel.

Products Milled from Oberkulmer SpeltWhole Spelt Flour · Weatherbury Farm

Oberkulmer Spelt is milled into organic unbleached whole and sifted spelt flour.   Sourdough spelt bread is thought by many to be the most tasty of breads.  Spelt berries (also available), with their chewy texture and nutty sweet flavor, can be used as a hot cereal, in a salad or in place of rice for a soup or pilaf.

Health benefits of Spelt

Spelt is one of the healthiest foods.  Prized for its superior nutrition, spelt is higher than wheat in protein, minerals and vitamins.  With a gluten entirely different from wheat, spelt imparts a nutty flavor.  It is gentle for the whole digestive tract and strengthens your immune system and your nerves.

More Information

Spelt flour and spelt berries can be ordered either for our monthly on-farm pickup or you can have your order sent to you.

To read more about spelt flour, please visit our products page.

More information on spelt and other grains grown by Weatherbury Farm is on the grains we grow page.