Some serious mis-information has been posted about the products of Wheat Montana and their products.
To have a "Certified Organic" label a product must meet certain minimum standards. The producers must be inspected and use only natural fertilizers and no chemicals to have this label. Period!
The law does not recognize those producers that go beyond that standard, that produce superior products. This is why What Montana does not advertise that they are certified organic. Their flour is certified to be chemical free of well over a 100 known chemicals after it is milled in the latest high tech flour mill. They do not use chemical fertilizers. In addition they use NO animal manure. They will not risk the spread of any bacteria into their products at all. (Remember some of the recent problems with organic products that had salmonella from manure?) The grain produced by Wheat Montana goes directly to their own flour mill and directly to the consumer. Few other flour producers can deliver any product this pure!!!
In addition Wheat Montana uses no Genetically Modified grain whatsoever. Most flour millers try to achieve this but they have no way of really knowing the origin of their grain to grow the wheat.
This information is posted on their web site and on their menus and in their stores. I quess if you cannot read and walk up and ask if they are organic, you will get a quick answer that they are not. They are so much more than the minimum standards--Wheat Montana, in my opinion, if the Gold Standard of pure food.
I am a retired guy who loves to cook. I do not work for What Montana. I have been in a few hundred food production plants in my life. The Organic label is a good guide for those that want food that is chemical free. It is only a minimum guide and there are many marginal products on the shelves today that survive only for their organic label, not for the quality of the product they sell.
The food buyer should always be aware of the whole picture. Many people pay extra for poor quality food that gets turned out under the shield of being organic. Nothing in the Organic law says anything about the food quality or taste. Always use common sense.
America is the land of plenty when it comes to food choices. And there will always be leaders in food production and their will always be some that cut corners. Witness the recent mess in peanut butter.
Wheat Montana grows, mills, bakes, sells their own product. It is a marvelously successful family operation. They only sell a few products. The Prairie Gold whole wheat (whole grain) flour is a marvelous high protein, high fiber flour. In a modern hammer mill, the flour is ground differently than most conventional mills. Most people rave over the taste of this bread and are shocked to learn that it is whole grain. I use it exclusively in all breads from Banana bread to Rye (I do add some rye flour) bread. I challenge anyone to show me a better tasting product or healthy product.