• February 10, 2017 Rothwell GrainEssentials Center
    We’re Anything But Sour on Sourdough

    We’re Anything But Sour on Sourdough

    By: Adam Roberts, Market Research Analyst Jay Freedman has made a lot of sourdough bread in his life, going back four decades to Kaufman’s Bakery, his family business in Buffalo, New York.  Back then, Jay would use their rye sour at 2 or 3 in the morning to make rye bread for the day. They’d […]

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  • February 1, 2017 Technical Support
    Why Not Rye?

    Why Not Rye?

    By: David Kovacic, Director of Technical Service  Rye breads have always played second fiddle to wheat breads in America.  This is not the case in many European countries where rye bread has been very popular for ages.  The rye grain is extremely hardy, able to grow and thrive in some very harsh climates and soil […]

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  • January 30, 2017 Milling
    Grain Elevators: An Essential Stop on the Road from Wheat to Flour

    Grain Elevators: An Essential Stop on the Road from Wheat to Flour

    By: David Kovacic, Director of Technical Service As a baking technologist, the majority of my time in the field is spent working with customers in their bakeries, converting our flour into delicious bakery products.  I have to admit, I didn’t often reflect on how the wheat, which was used to mill the flour, moved from […]

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  • October 27, 2016 Events
    Top Stories and Trends from IBIE 2016

    Top Stories and Trends from IBIE 2016

    By: Donna Reiser, Marketing Communications Manager The International Baking Industry Exposition (IBIE) is the key event for grain-based foods in the United States.  Held every three years, the 2016 show boasted the largest floor space and most attendees in its 96-year history. For us, the show was a great success.  After months of preparation, we […]

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  • October 26, 2016 BSM People
    Celebrate the Gift of Gracious Leadership

    Celebrate the Gift of Gracious Leadership

    By: Peter F. Levangie, President & CEO August 31, 2016, marked Brian Rothwell’s last day as Chief Executive Officer for Bay State Milling Company.  His transition to Vice Chairman and Head of Business Development signifies another opportunity and different platform for Brian to engage and support our purpose, values and strategy in our never-ending goal […]

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  • August 16, 2016 BSM People
    Director of Technical Service Attends Hard Red Spring Wheat Crop Tour

    Director of Technical Service Attends Hard Red Spring Wheat Crop Tour

    By: David Kovacic, Director of Technical Service I had the privilege of participating in the Wheat Quality Council’s Hard Red Spring (HRS) Wheat Crop Tour last month.  This is an annual tour that takes place the end of July and covers the entire state of North Dakota, but also includes western Minnesota and parts of […]

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