The Fresh Loaf

News & Information for Amateur Bakers and Artisan Bread Enthusiasts

New to the Forum and newish to bread making

Kneading One's picture
Kneading One

New to the Forum and newish to bread making

Hello Folks!

Last May I tried my hand at wild yeast sourdough bread and have found that it is truly addicting to bake my own bread! I have tried a few different flours and thus far a combination of hard red winter and soft spring wheat is my favorite, at the time being. I stumbled upon this site looking for places to buy wheat berries in the Northern California area. I am also on the verge of purchasing a hand grinding machine as well. I am definitely leaning towards the Country Kitchen Grain Mill. I am also contemplating building a cob oven in my back yard. Yes, I do tend to go all out when I get involved in anything. I have been very interested in the slow food movement and baking my own bread was actually what got me going on this hobby. So this has been a very interesting journey and I have been exceptionally pleased on the course(s) it has taken me on. So if anyone knows of places that they could recommend for the purchasing of wheat berries, I would greatly appreciate their input. I look forward to learning more about bread making and joining this wonderful community.  Richard




Bakingmadtoo's picture

Hello Richard and welcome. I can't help with your question I am afraid, I live in the UK, but I am sure someone will be able to point you in the right direction.