Located in Montreal's west end, la Meunerie Urbaine is an artisanal bakery that engages consumers with nutritious loaves and the grains are subject to a special in-house milling technique. The business was founded by Martin Falardeau who believes that "nutritious means using the whole grain, with the germ inside." Thus, milling flour is a "daily ritual" for the bakery.
The grains — from wheat to spelt and rye, are sourced locally and the in-house milling occurs in the mornings as la Meunerie Urbaine prepares for the next day's baking. The mill itself has a wooden silhouette and the contents are stone-ground, which enables them to "conserve more of the plant's nutrition."
Bakeries that enable in-house milling deliver an enhancement in consumer experience as they bring forth a valued artisanal feel.
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