Episode 109: Know Your Baker with Lisa McCullough-Roark of Topanga Grain Company



On The Appropriate Omnivore, Aaron Zober stresses the importance of knowing your farmer. Now Aaron makes the case to know your baker so you know the ingredients they source and the processes they take in making the baked goods. To demonstrate how to know your baker, Aaron welcomes Lisa McCullough Roark. Lisa is the founder of the Topanga Grain Company, which she sell at Aaron’s local farmers market. Lisa stresses the importance of using organic ingredients and whole grain in her bread. She goes through all of the steps in making it from milling the fresh grains to the fermentation process. Lisa also delves into the successful health stories she’s seen with her family and her customers from eating her sourdough creations plus how it’s important for her to make the sourdough taste great along with being natural and healthy.


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