You will taste the difference in Next Step’s raw, freshly rolled oats! These oats come from "naked" or hulless oats, contrary to the type found in grocery stores, which undergo additional processing prior to rolling, such as a steaming! These are equivalent to what might be called "old fashioned oats" and come in 2 lb bags.
Next Steps Oats are:
- Minimally processed
- Great in oatmeal, overnight oats, oat milk, granola, cookies, crisp, and blending for fresh oat flour for everything from biscuits to muffins to brownies!
Cooking Recommendation: 1 cups Oat flakes to 1.5 cups of water ratio. Bring water to a boil, add oat flakes, simmer, covered, for 10 minutes, or until desired consistency.
Next Step Produce is a certified organic farm in Maryland that is "Committed to Growing Nourishing Food in Harmony with Nature" through soil-building, nutrient-density, and a diverse plant-based farming system. We met farmers Heinz, Gabrielle, and their daughters in the early days of Number 1 Sons.
They are quite the pioneers in the Mid-Atlantic farming community. Their greenhouse and grain-drying process is powered by a high-efficiency wood-burning furnace, with wood sourced by selective low-grading right from their property. They have specialized equipment from Japan so they can grow and process rice, grains and beans - things that normally aren't grown in our region! You may have eaten their foods at Seylou Bakery or A Rake's Progress :)