The Spelt Flour that we use at The Bread Shop is an Ancient Spelt (German: Urdinkel) grown in the Baden-Wurttemberg Region of Germany. This type of Spelt has a protected source of origin and we do not mix it with the modified versions or other type of flours. Our Spelt products are 100% Ancient Spelt!
Unfortunately, crops like these are very dependent on the global climate. You may have recently read in the media that crops in general have suffered growth and quality due to recent global weather changes. Occurrences like these affect the demand and supply globally. Economies with high consumption put pressure on local producers for purchase and therefore this pushes the prices of the crops up. Such case is currently being witnessed by the Spelt farmers. Although we are guaranteed the supply by our local farmers in Germany, inevitably the purchase prices have been pushed up.
In order to guarantee the supply of our high quality spelt products we have no choice but to slightly increase the spelt product retail prices.
We sincerely apologise for this inconvenience and thank you for your continuous custom.