This question came out of a newfound desire to eat as "clean" of food as possible and when I was looking for yeast at the store there was an organic one, so I grabbed it.
Das Ubergeek, I think the next time I go to the store what I'm going to do is just ask the people that work there for a suggestion and see what they come up with. I've already sent an email to the manufacturer and am waiting for a response but in the meantime the retailer is probably the best way to go.
Bob Brooks, I've spoken to some friends who catch their yeast and like JudiAU it sounds like a really tough process and I don't think I'm going to be baking bread often enough to warrant the flour investment.
This was a lot of great information, I didn't realize such a dialogue could be opened about yeast. Thanks for all your help!
Honestly, you bring up something I hadn't even thought about.
All the recipes I've been looking at online have called for active dry yeast and when I went to the store (Whole Foods) there was an organic option so I figured why not, organic is always better than not. Now you bring up wild yeast and I've restarted my google research.
You seem well versed in the realm of yeast, why do you think wild yeast is more beneficial than cultivated yeast/can I get it in bulk/does it work the same way?
I've recently gotten into baking my own bread and have been using packets of RiZE organic active dry yeast. It seems that these individual packets will start to making the personal bread baking very pricey and I was wondering if anyone here knew where, in Los Angeles, I could buy organic active dry yeast in bulk.
Any and all help appreciated.