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The RockPort Hutterite Colony of Magrath are the manufacturers of Coyote Pancake Mix. The Original Rockport mill was first established on Rockport Colony in Alexandria, South Dakota in 1895. Coyote Pancake Mix was registered in 1897. A millwright was hired to design and setup up a forty-barrel flour mill driven by a water wheel from the flow of James River. In time, the pancake flour was packaged into a self rising pancake flour. The name Coyote Pancake Mix was named after the high population of Coyotes in the area.

The Rockport Colony in Magrath, Alberta, was established in 1918 and is an offshoot from the South Dakota colony. Of course, with the new colony formed in Alberta naturally Coyote Pancake Mix was produced there as well. It is produced using a 40 barrel Midget Marvel Mill since 1928 to 1992. There after because of the huge demand of Coyote Pancake Mix, production facilities have been increased.

The main ingredient in the pancake mix is grain. The grain used is the colony's own wheat providing it meets the Canadian Wheat Board's No 1 rating, and the protein and moisture level is adequate to meet the government specifications. At times when demand exceeds the supply of wheat provided by the colony, wheat is then purchased from the Canadian Wheat Board. Because of the nature process and ingredients, Coyote Pancake Mix is highly recommended by the Canadian Heart Association.

The Hutterite Colony itself is a self sufficient community with strong values in sharing and taking responsibility as a whole. To learn more about the colony, please see the following sections on their religion, dress code, language, where they are located.


Our Religion

The religion of the Hutterites is unique in their belief in the community of goods in which all material things are held in common. This idea is gleaned from the teachings of Jesus, where he told the rich young ruler what he still lacked (Luke 18); from the fact that Jesus and disciples shared everything (John 12); from the early church where the apostles and their followers had all things in common (Acts 2: 44-47). Hutterites believe community of goods is the highest command of love.

All members of the colony are provided for equally and nothing is kept for personal gain. Hutterites do not have personal bank accounts; rather all earnings are held communally and funding and necessities are distributed according to one's needs.

Hutterites attend a 1/2 hour church service almost every day, besides a 1 to 1 1/2 hour service every Sunday, and common religious holidays. In addition, special services are held for baptism, marriages, Christmas, and Easter.


Our Dress Code

Hutterites have a dress code. The dress code is more pronounced with some groups, i.e. the Lehrerleut and the Dariusleut in Alberta and Saskatchewan. The Schmiedeleut Hutterian Brethren's dress code is typically as follows: men wear suspenders, usually black or dark trousers, and any kind of buttoned shirt. Married men traditionally wear a beard. Women wear below-knee-length dresses; younger women and girls wear brighter colored dresses than older women. Women also wear a Kupf-ti'echle or black, polka-dot-peppered head covering. Girls between the ages of 3 to about 10 wear a mitz which is bonnet-like head covering.


Our Language

Hutterites speak a German dialect. It is actually a Tyrolean dialect. Hutterites originated in southern Austria and northern Italy (the area of Tyol), and Carinthia.

In school, Hutterite children learn the standard German language because all sermons and original religious writings were written in German. In addition, English is also taught.


Where We Live

Today, Hutterites are found in the provinces of Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, and British Columbia. In the US, they are in North and South Dakota, Minnesota, Washington and Montana. Schmiedeleut Hutterites are confined to Manitoba, North and South Dakota, and Minnesota. Darius and Lehrerleut live in western North America - Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia, Washington, and Montana. The Bruderhofers, who are not Hutterites, but were twice united with the Hutterian Brethren Church in the last 60 years, have six communities in New York, Pennsylvania, and England.


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