Hand selected from around the world for their nutritional properties, our grains bring stories and embody diversity.
Locally grown grains are the missing component in many regional food systems. Against the Grain Farms aims to renew the production and use of locally gown heritage grain in our region.
All of our grains are non-GMO, planted each year from open pollinated saved seed and are grown on our farm with the bees in mind.
Shelley Spruit has a long relationship, diverse history, and serious passion for working with grain. For the last 30 years she has been a grain farmer, baker and chef, ancient grain restorer and researcher.
Shelley Spruit is the recipient of the 2018 Canadian Nuffield Scholarship. The Nuffield scholarship offers an opportunity to those focused on making a positive difference in agriculture and is designed to enhance leadership capacity in Canadian Agriculture.
Whole Grain, Ancient Varieties , Locally Adapted. If it doesn't have a story, we don't grow it. What are Heirloom Grains? Prized for their rich, distinctive flavours and unique nutritional benefits, heirloom grains are true grains that have not been genetically modified, but rather grown as nature intended. Known as a dietary staple for thousands of years, our ancestors once relied upon these ancient grain varieties to provide nourishment and sustenance. . We look forward to working with passionate manufacturers, bakers, distillers, and brewers. We offer wholesale, retail and grain share options. Please see our products page for more information and custom orders.