Evelyn’s Crackers HO, HO, HO-liday Gift Cards Now Available!!

$50 Dollar Gift Cards are now available!! The gift cards can be redeemed at the Brickworks and Wychwood farmers markets, or through or our mail order form. Click through this link: Evelyn’s Crackers Gift Cards!! and the gift cards will be mailed to you, or the special whole, heritage grain, loving person in your life. The cards can also be picked up at […]

Ooo…That Smell. Freshly Milled Grains

I recently met Sophie the lead miller, grain tester and bread baker for La Milanaise at a restaurant in Montreal. This impassioned young woman approaches milling organic grains like none other. In her test kitchen, she studies the properties of grains from the field to the oven. In a buzzing hot-spot in downtown Montreal, over […]

Heritage Grains. Why They Are Worth it.

Heritage grains may be the final cog in the wheel of the good food and sustainable farming movements. These special grains were bountiful leading up to the 1900’s and vital to westward settlements in North America. They were grown for their adaptability, nutritional value, animal feed and fermented for spirits. By the 1950’s the population […]

Heritage Grains Have Personality

Red Fife Wheat A land race wheat that acclimates well to many growing conditions. This sweet nutty tasting heritage grain can be planted in spring, or winter. The “Queen” of wheats, she is grace under pressure-whatever you ask of her. From sweet to savory, bread to pastry, she delivers. Whole Spelt Flaky, nutty, sweet-natured, not […]

Kneading Conference East 2013: Crackers, Wood-fired Ovens & Tandoor Baking. (Recipes)

Evelyn’s Crackers participated in the Kneading Conference again this year. Co-teaching three workshops with Naomi Duguid: Crackers, Tandoor Baking and Grain Tasting was like a homecoming seeing many of the familiar faces of fellow lecturers and attendees. The conference draws some of the best talent in bread baking, oven building and anything related to dough […]

Bartering after the Market

Saturday is a big day for business. Movie theaters, restaurants, retail stores, shopping malls, coffee shops and markets are all busy on Saturday. If all the sounds from credit card transactions, cash registers and coin purses could be heard at once it would be quite impressive. With all of this noise happening on Saturday there […]

Can Farmers Markets Sustain Small Businesses?

A few years ago we discovered an endangered heritage wheat (Red Fife), that became the canvas of our creativity and a gateway to the farmers markets. Evelyn’s Crackers is in our 5th year and can still be found at several farmers markets in Toronto. Our crowning achievement was representing Canada at the Slow Food Conference […]