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Main Street’s Saturday Market shoppers have grown to love Wild Flours handmade breads and fresh-ground grains so much, the local bakery is opening a storefront in downtown Murfreesboro.

Kathrine Wehrung, who owns the business and bakes breads with her husband, Landon, said Wild Flours will open the doors this week at 6:30 a.m. on Wednesday. The bakery is located behind the original Gold’s Gym building across from Murfreesboro Police Department on South Church Street, just off the Square.

Wild Flours got its start just before the Saturday Market launched in 2010. The baked breads have become so popular that the Wehrungs would have to bake three days in advance just to meet demand.

“And most of our customers would really like to buy bread during the week,” Kathrine Wehrung said. “It’s nice for people to be able to get stuff fresh whenever they want.”

Not only is Wild Flours a bakery, but the shop offers 24 kinds of whole grains -- all certified organic and non-GMO (or genetically modified organism) -- available to be ground fresh for at-home bakers.

“The reason we believe in grinding them fresh is because it’s actually good for your body,” she explained. “All of the grains already ground up in stores are dead grains. There’s nothing in them that is good for you; they can harm your body over time.”

When grinding fresh grains, consumers are getting all-natural nutrients, no manmade vitamins that can be hard on the body.

“Every ingredient we use in our store is 100 percent natural, almost everything is certified organic and all of the grains are non-GMO,” Wehrung said.

Wild Flours will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and from 7 a.m. until noon on Saturday.

For additional information, visit Wild Flours’ Facebook page or visit www.wildflours.org.

Goodwill to hold job fair
Goodwill Career Solutions in Murfreesboro announced it will hold a job fair from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Thursday, Sept., 6 for Essex Technology Group. The company is looking to hire approximately 25 people for its headquarters in La Vergne and an additional 15-20 for its retail stores in the Rutherford County area. Openings include warehouse and retail associates.

A representative from the company will be on site taking applications and interviewing, so dress for success. Job candidates are encouraged to bring resumes, photo ID, Social Security card or birth certificate. Career Solutions is located at 710 Memorial Blvd., Suite 210, next door to Murfreesboro Athletic Club.

Nissan Frontier heads to Canton
Last week marked the final Frontier for Nissan’s highly acclaimed mid-size pickup, the company announced.

Since its introduction in 1983 – affectionately known simply as “Job One” – more than one million Nissan Frontiers have been assembled at the Smyrna Assembly Plant.

According to a press release, workers are sad to see their prized truck leave for its new home in Canton, Miss., but the move allows Nissan to increase capacity for other products (LEAF, Pathfinder, Rogue) as the automaker moves toward its goal of 8 percent global market share. Production of Nissan’s 5-passenger SUV, the Xterra, will also move to Canton.

Learn more about buying home
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and the Tennessee Housing Development Agency invite potential homebuyers, current homeowners and those involved with the housing industry to the 2012 Governor’s Housing Summit.

The summit offers training, exhibits and access to successful programs and those who run them, according to a THDA announcement. The coordination of housing as part of a community’s development, building support for new development benefits of building “step-free,” and updates on Keep My Tennessee Home for unemployed homeowners are a few of the many topics to be explored.

THDA organizes the summit to facilitate conversation between housing providers, lenders, Realtors, builders, developers, community planners, elected officials and everyone interested in house Tennesseans.

Register for the summit at www.thda.org. Sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities are available. For more information, contact Patricia M. Smith at 615-815-2185 or psmith@thda.org.

Dollar General aids literacy
The Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded Youth Literacy Grants totaling $246,500 to 26 Nashville-area nonprofit organizations, schools, libraries and community groups, including the Boys & Girls Clubs of Rutherford County.

According to a press release, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation’s Youth Literacy grants are awarded to assist with implementing new or expanding existing youth literacy programs; to purchase new technology or equipment to support youth literacy initiatives; or to purchase books, materials or software for youth literary programs.    

“Dollar General Literacy Foundation awards the Youth Literacy grants annually at the start of the school year so that the funds are in place to have an impact on reading education and support,” said Rick Dreiling, Dollar General’s chairman and CEO. “Reading is an essential building block to a bright future.  We award the Youth Literacy grants to provide schools and nonprofit organizations with resources that support their efforts to strengthen literacy skills and education.”

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