True Grain has developed strong relationships in the BC organic grain farming community enabling them to source ALL their flour locally. In addition to their popular True Grain Untreated Unbleached BC organic White Flour, they have partnered with BC farmers who specialize in non-hybridized heritage and ancient grain varietals that are true to nature.
Bruce and Leslie Stewart
The True Grain story started in 2004 when founder, Jonathan Knight sought out the sleepy seaside village of Cowichan Bay, BC to create his vision – Fresh, Local, Organic, Handcrafted bread. He called his Old World-inspired European bakery True Grain Bread. Tantalizing the senses of locals, word soon spread beyond the Cowichan Valley, and Mr. Knight saw customers regularly travelling from Victoria. As the bakery grew, Mr. Knight found his hands less and less in the dough as he tended to other aspects of the business. Having the wisdom to realize it was time to move on, he spent the better part of 2007 searching for the right people to continue the spirit and philosophy of True Grain. In the spring of 2008 True Grain Bread transitioned to Bruce & Leslie Stewart, a young couple originally from Ontario. In January 2016, The Huffington Post recognized True Grain Bread as one of Canada’s Top 20 Bakeries. The awards and accolades attracted the attention of grocery customers who continued to request products for their shelves. True Grain was meaningfully different, & they wanted to support a craft business that in turn was relentlessly supporting organic BC grain farmers and millers.