ROYAL CITY, Wash., April 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Cascade Organic Flour, LLC. (dba Cascade Organic Farms) will be displaying/exhibiting at the Tortilla Industry Association (TIA) Convention and Exposition (IBIE) in Las Vegas on May 1-2, 2017. The tortilla industry is one of the fastest growing sectors of the baking industry and demand for organic ingredients in the tortilla industry has been growing rapidly.
Cascade Organic Flour, LLC. (dba Cascade Organic Farms) is a family-owned and vertically integrated producer of organic flour, organic wheat, organic beans (pinto beans, black beans, etc.), organic corn (sweet corn, dry corn, etc.) and other organic crops in Washington State. We have several thousand acres of certified organic irrigated farmland near the east slopes of the Cascade Mountains, and we grow our wholesome organic crops (wheat, beans, corn, etc.) with Columbia River water fed by mountain glaciers.
For the 2017 growing season, Cascade Organic Farms began planting/growing a new crop of organic wheat, organic beans and organic corn last month at its farm(s) in central Washington State. During both planting and harvest, we use state-of-the-art global positioning satellite guided tractors to decrease fuel consumption and reduce carbon or greenhouse gas emissions.
Additionally, Cascade Organic Farms has a modern organic flour mill (Cascade Milling/Cascade Organic Flour) near it farm(s).
In February of 2017, Cascade Milling/Cascade Organic Flour earned Safe Quality Food (SQF) Level 2 Certification, which means that we have successfully completed a stringent food safety auditing process, and verifies that our flour mill and warehouse are in compliance with HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point) guidelines and principles.
Administered by the Safe Quality Food (SQF) Institute, the SQF Certification Program utilizes a single standard that is used by all sectors of the food industry, from production to transport and distribution. Completion of this certification program ensures businesses (such as Cascade Milling/Cascade Organic Flour) have the documentation they need to demonstrate the steps they've taken to increase food safety and comply with other government and industry food safety standards. The SQF Institute standards conform to the highest food safety standards under the Global Food Safety Initiative.
Moreover, our (Cascade Milling/Cascade Organic Flour's) special milling system utilizes the entire organic whole grain wheat (grown at our organic farms) to produce healthy and natural organic flour(s). In particular, our highly efficient one-pass mill naturally processes the bran, germ, and other beneficial elements of our organic whole wheat in one-step into a very nutritious organic whole wheat flour. The resulting organic whole wheat flour from Cascade Organic Flour's mill contains more macronutrients, protein and vitamins than refined fortified white flour offered by traditional mills, which remove much of the protein and nutrients in the grain. Furthermore, our organic flour is made up of much smaller particles and has similar functional, convenient and easy-baking qualities as white refined flour, while still retaining all of the natural beneficial nutrients, vitamins, minerals, fiber, bran, and germ of the whole grain.
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