White Sonora Wheat Flour Now Available

14 September, 2012 at 02:03 PM

We have an exciting announcement: We now have Arizona-grown and -milled White Sonora wheat flour available for purchase from our retail and online stores! This is the first time that locally grown White Sonora has been available in the region in decades. What's more, this particular wheat was grown by none other than our co-founder Gary Paul Nabhan himself, and his partner Duncan Blair. Now's your chance to taste an essential piece of our border region's history!

White Sonora was one of the first wheat varieties introduced to Baja, Sonora and Arizona by Spanish missionaries in the late 17th century. Drought-tolerant, disease-resistant, highly adaptable, nutritious, delicious, low in gluten, and versatile in the kitchen, it was a major staple crop in Sonora, Arizona and California up through the first half of the 20th century. White Sonora was responsible for the invention of the wheat flour tortilla, and therefore made burritos and chimichangas possible! It is currently being brought back into commercial production through a collaborative effort spearheaded by Native Seeds/SEARCH.

Whether it's tortillas, bread, pastries, or pizza crust, you will find many great uses for this wheat. More products, including whole grains useable for brewing, will be added in the future.