Lammas Fayre Flour by John Letts
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Lammas Fayre flour, by John Letts at Heritage Harvest, is a very special range of heritage and ancient English organic flours available online exclusively from BakeryBits.
The product of several decades of sweat and academic rigour, John Letts has collected an extensive range of historically and botanically authentic cereals. All grown organically on farms in Buckinghamshire and Wiltshire, John grows them the traditional way, that is, in mixed populations (strains) that are well suited to local growing conditions.
Modern cereals are grown one strain at a time and for huge, uniform yields. These cereals need to be mollycoddled since they cannot cope with variable climates, pests or diseases. Growing mixed populations, the traditional way, ensures that there is always a reasonable crop – and the ancient cereals are adapted to seek the nutrients they need from unfertilised soil: the modern strains need to be pampered with lots of fertilisers.
The flours that John makes from these cereals are rare (no one else has them) and in many cases, once gone, they will be unavailable until the following harvest.
All the flours are excellent for artisan bread bakers and are perfect for those wanting to try something new (…or old).