Jul 27, 2021
Cascade Organic Farms harvesting 4 tons per acre of hard red wheat
Cascade Organic Farms is wrapping up the harvest of several thousand acres of new-crop irrigated organic hard red wheat, and the crop is looking very good.
A recent survey by Cascade Organic Farms of its various fields of irrigated organic wheat showed outstanding quality and yields, according to a news release from the company.
Cascade Organic Farms is a family-owned and vertically-integrated producer of organic wheat, organic flour, organic dry beans (pinto beans, black beans, etc.), and other organic crops in Washington State, according to a news release from the company. The company has several thousand acres of certified organic irrigated farmland with rich volcanic soils near the east slopes of the Cascade Mountains and irrigates the crops with Columbia River water fed by mountain glaciers.
For the 2021-2022 season, Cascade Organic Farms is estimating several thousand tons of new crop organic wheat (beginning in August) from its organic farms. Its yields of organic wheat (~4 tons per acre) and its protein levels (ranging from 13% to 16%) are some of the highest in the world.
Additionally, Cascade Organic Farms has modern state-of-the-art shipping and storage facilities and can ship its bin-run organic wheat in bulk hopper bottom trucks or in hopper bottom rail cars, or Cascade can clean its organic wheat and ship it (domestically or internationally) in 2,000 lb. totes or super sacks in trucks, intermodal containers, and rail boxcars, according to a news release from the company.
The company has a modern organic flour mill (Cascade Organic Flour) near its organic farms that can produce a variety of organic flours, including organic whole wheat flours, organic sprouted flour, organic rye flour, organic corn flour, etc. as well as various organic sifted flours, according to a news release from the company. Recently, Cascade Organic Flour unveiled and introduced 5 lb. retail bags of Organic Whole Wheat Flour and 5 lb. retail bags of Organic All-Purpose Flour.
Representatives of Cascade Organic Farms (and Cascade Organic Flour) plan to attend the Natural Products Expo. West from March 8-12, 2022 in Anaheim and the International Baking Industry Exposition from Sept. 17-21, 2022 in Las Vegas to discuss its organic wheat and organic flours with various domestic and international buyers, according to a news release from the company.
Above, July 2021 Cascade Organic Farms Hard Red Wheat being harvested in Washington State. Photo: Cascade Organic Farms