At the Farmers Market recently I had an interesting conversation with a customer regarding the type of oil I use in my bread. I use a mixture of canola and coconut. She was concerned whether they are non-GMO. I know the coconut oil is, but I wasn't sure about the canola. It is very easy to determine that by the "no gmo" sign on the label. It is NOT on the canola label. She knew the wheat I use is non-gmo and chemical free, and she encouraged me to use an oil that compliments that. My goal is to have the healthiest breads available to people and that is one of the reasons people buy it.
I have researched the GMO topic on-line this morning, when I SHOULD be baking for Markets tomorrow. It's kind of "mind blowing" and I don't completely understand it all. All I know is I will do everything that I can to make the healthiest products available. My breads and products are a specialty and people know it. Everyone who comes to our tables at the Farmers Markets will hear my "speech" as I ask them if they have had my breads before. If they have not, I tell them how special they are, that I mill the non-gmo, chemical free, wheat within minutes of the flour going into the dough. I have a dish of wheat grain and I tell them there are 27 nutrients in one little kernel and they are all in that loaf of bread. Nothing is taken away, or artificial ingredients added to it, like the store bought breads.
Our customers can rest assured that the ingredients in my bread are the healthiest that I can provide. The bread label includes: 100% whole wheat (freshly milled) flour, yeast, salt, honey, coconut oil. That's pretty simple, and DELICIOUS.