Tall Grass Prairie Bread Company

Tall Grass Prairie Bread Company

The Jubilee Fund was happy to announce its support for the Tall Grass Prairie Bread Company. In 2009, Tall Grass will be enlarging its existing bakery on Wolseley which will allow for more production space, larger ovens and a larger sales space that will allow the customers more space to move around and look at goods displayed in shelves and coolers. It will continue to have a neighbourhood feel, but with more products to better serve its customers.

In September 1990, the tiny bakery opened in the Wolseley neighbourhood with a clear vision for using only organic grains, milling whole grain flour, local ingredient buying, baking from scratch and recently adding freshly pressed organic sunflower oil. Tall Grass was ahead of its time in 1990 when issues like organics and buying locally was seen as only of interest to food radicals. Recent public awareness of food issues has opened up another whole customer base for their products. Today Tall Grass employs forty-three persons at their two locations.

Tall Grass Prairie Bread Company

When speaking with Lyle Barkman, one of the partners at Tall Grass, he stated, “I first heard about the Jubilee Fund from Nigel Mohammed at Assiniboine Credit Union. The Jubilee Fund is a wonderful organization in the work they do helping people and improving Neighbourhoods.” He expressed his appreciation to the Jubilee Fund for supporting their project which will allow them to obtain full stainability. Without the Jubilee Fund’s support, the expansion may not have happened. This project was a great opportunity for the Jubilee Fund to partner with an organization that has a great history and a growing future!

www.tallgrassbakery.ca