Where does our bread come from?

Where does our bread come from?

Where does our bread come from?
Where does our bread come from?
Where are the cereals that make up our morning slices of bread? Where do the dried fruits that lie in the bread slices of our sandwiches come from? The answer to two producers in Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean!
In late August, I took the direction of Dolbeau-Mistassini to meet passionate producers, who contribute to the manufacture and flavor of Boulains des Campagnards breads. With the thousands of products available to us at the grocery store, we quickly forget all the necessary work upstream for them to arrive in our baskets. And sometimes, it feels good to remember! It's as if knowing where our products came from helped to appreciate them more.

These dried blueberries found in the Muesli cereal and blueberry Quebec loaf are grown in the heart of Lac-Saint-Jean by Bleuets Mistassini. They are harvested mechanically and transported to Bleuet Nordic where they are sorted with a laser (to separate the fruits from the leaves) and dehydrated. Through a well-honed process, the company transforms wild blueberries kept away from pesticides into dried blueberries without artificial additives or chemical preservatives. All the flavor of the fruit is concentrated in these little blue pearls.

A few miles away, the oat fields of Olofée Farm extend as far as the eye can see. The family farm holds the first oat processing plant in Quebec. From the end of August to the beginning of October, it is harvest time. The golden yellow strands are cut, and their grains are shelled and dried before being turned into flakes. Forty steps are needed to obtain these flakes that are found in our oatmeal bowls or in the Boulanges des Campagnards homemade oat and quinoa loaf.


Where does our bread come from? Where does our bread come from? Reviewed by Unknown on février 23, 2018 Rating: 5
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