We’ve invited GRAIN to join the Artisan Supplier section of our GOODS program as a recommended source of local, farmer-direct grains, pulses, and seeds. They are now proud members of Scout, and as such we will be sharing their news and employment needs on our front page in addition to hosting a page for them in our archive of local and independent goodness. We thank them for their support and for making BC a tastier place to be!
Janna Bishop, Product Lead
Shira McDermott, Sales & Communications
GRAIN is a new Vancouver-based wholesaler and retailer of Canadian, farmer-direct grains, pulses and seeds and a miller of fresh, whole grain flours.
GRAIN founders Janna Bishop and Shira McDermott source Canadian products exclusively, choosing high quality grains with total traceability, offering a complete story to customers looking for a stronger connection to the farmers growing their food. Realizing that Canada’s best dry goods are either exported or canned, GRAIN has set out to disrupt the traditional food supply chain by giving local consumers a taste of the prairies, supplying top-quality, nutrient-rich, Canadian dry goods with a story behind them. They offer classic Canadian grains like Hard Red Spring Wheat and durum, ancient grains like Khorosan and spelt, pulses like kabuli chickpeas and green lentils and seeds like Canadian golden quinoa.
Janna and Shira are constantly building new relationships with farmers across Western Canada, looking for new products — and the stories behind them — to bring to market. They are now packing retail and wholesale bags in their East Vancouver warehouse, eagerly awaiting the delivery of a hand-crafted stone grist mill from the Tyrolean mountains of Austria. When it arrives, GRAIN expects to immediately begin milling whole grain flours, offering healthy, fragrant and flavourful flour, rich in antioxidants, vitamins, protein and healthy oils.