Five Things You May Not Know About Bob’s Red Mill

by Sheryl Kelsh on August 4, 2020

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Bob's Red Mill

One thing I have enjoyed the most about working from home is that I now have more time to get creative in the kitchen. My new go-to resource has been the recipe section of Bob’s Red Mill website which features a large variety of wholesome cooking ideas for every meal of the day. Bob’s Red Mill features a bountiful selection of stone-ground, whole grain, organic, gluten free, and paleo-friendly flours fit for any kitchen. If you care about eating and cooking healthy then Bob’s Red Mill is your go-to supplier.

Some things you might not know about Bob’s Red Mill are:

  1. Bob Moore and his wife Charlee met on a blind date in 1952. Twenty-six years later they founded Bob’s Red Mill together. It was Charlee who first inspired the couple’s whole grain adventure when, in the early 1960s, she decided to create a healthier life for her family by feeding them wholesome, natural foods—fruits, vegetables, beans, and whole grains.
  2. Bob’s Red Mill uses old world engineering of a stone mill. Their stone grinding mills are much like the one used during early Roman times. Unlike high-speed steel rollers, their quartz millstones ensure the most nutritious part of the whole grain remains intact.
  3. You don’t have to leave your house to purchase Bob’s Red Mill products. Their online store features hundreds of products that you can order with a click of a button right here. Or, if you prefer, you can use their convenient store locator to find the closest location that carries their products. If you live in the Portland area you can also visit their well-stocked Whole Grain Store located at 5000 International Avenue in Milwaukee, OR. The company store is open Monday through Friday from 9 am to 5 pm. Currently the restaurant is temporarily closed due to COVID-19.
  4. Although my immediate family doesn’t have any special dietary restrictions, I find that an increasing number of friends are eating gluten free, paleo or vegan. It is nice to have a quick and easy resource for recipes and ingredients to accommodate their needs. Check out the recipe for these delicious Individual Stone Fruit Crumble pies. I used peaches and added a dollop of whipped crème for a satisfying summer treat.
  5. It was important to Bob and Charlee to create wholesome products that would be sold world-wide and to create a work environment that would attract and retain great employees. As part of that endeavor, in 2010 Bob created an Employee Stock Ownership Program (ESOP) that would give employees stock in the company and provide them greater financial security. Author Ken Koopman wrote the book “People before Profits,” an inspiring story of the vision behind Bob’s Red Mill.

Cascade is proud to have the opportunity to feature our member and outstanding employer Bob’s Red Mill.

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