Tranquille Farm Fresh Returns to its Ancient Grain Roots Tranquille Farm Fresh is returning to its roots as it expands Kamloops locally grown food supply. In 1869 the flour mill located at the mouth of the Tranquille Creek turned wheat deliveries from as far afield as Enderby into 600,000 pounds of flour. Heavy horses were a part of everyday farming at Tranquille, this week they return! Tranquille Farm Fresh will be hosting 6 heavy horse teams and their teamsters from the Inland Draft Teamsters Association (IDTA) May 16, 17, and 18th as they plow and seed ancient and heritage grains including Emmer, Khorasan, and Red Fife. Emmer and Khorasan are ancient non modified grains originating in the far-east. Red Fife wheat is a non-modified Canadian heritage grain from the 1890s.
Majestic Percherons, Belgians, Clydesdales, Fjords, Suffolk Punch and Friesian draft horse will be working at Tranquille this week. This coming fall these grains will also be harvested by heavy horses and classic farm equipment including a 1922 Thrasher, and milled with a vintage seed cleaner, and hand cranked flour mill.