Ester’s Treats are made with the highest quality organic ingredients. We bake with organic spelt flour that is freshly milled in Lake Champlain Valley, NY. Fairly traded and local ingredients are used whenever possible. All items can be prepared in a traditional or vegan manner.  Ester’s Treats are prepared with the health of the consumer and the environment in mind. Please contact us for any special orders or questions here.

Why Organic?

According to the USDA, organic foods are described as: Organic meat, poultry, eggs and dairy products come from animals that are given no antibiotics or growth hormones. Organic food is produced without using most conventional pesticides, fertilizers made with synthetic ingredients or sewage sludge, bioengineering or ionizing radiation. Organically grown foods are safer and more nutritious than foods raised with non-organic methods such as pesticides, non-organic fertilizers, antibiotics and hormones. (nutrition.about.com)

Why Vegan?

A vegan is someone who, for various reasons, chooses to avoid using or consuming animal products. While vegetarians choose not to use flesh foods, vegans also avoid dairy and eggs, as well as fur, leather, wool, down, and cosmetics or chemical products tested on animals. Veganism, the natural extension of vegetarianism, is an integral component of a cruelty-free lifestyle. Living vegan provides numerous benefits to animals’ lives, to the environment, and to our own health–through a healthy diet and lifestyle (Vegan.org).   Vegan baked goods are cholesterol free.

Why Spelt Flour?

Spelt is similar in appearance to wheat but with a tougher husk the nutrients in spelt are better protected.  Spelt flour has a nuttier and slightly sweeter flavor than whole wheat flour, contains more protein than wheat, and the protein in spelt is easier to digest. This means that some people who are allergic to wheat may be able to tolerate spelt. Spelt does contain gluten, just like wheat, so spelt is not suitable for a  strict gluten-free diet. (nutrition.about.com)