Author Archives: Catherine Meng

Autumn Pasta Salad with Butternut Squash and Kale

We love this pasta salad when the seasons change. Tomatoes and basil make way for butternut squash and kale. This recipe is also wonderful with Community Grains Fusilli Pasta. Pasta Salads are all about flexibility. Have fun with changing the … Continue reading

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Gomiti with Squash & Ricotta Cheese

we’re fans of this simple and healthy dish that displaces some of the usual cheddar with nutritious and comforting Butternut squash. If mac & cheese is a staple side-dish of your Thanksgiving spread this might be one you’ll want to try.

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Gomiti & Cheese with Broccoli and Chicken

A standard, loveable mac and cheese with some broccoli and chicken thrown in for good measure. Kids will eat this up, we promise.

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Field Trip to the Historic Bale Grist Mill

One of northern California’s great historical sites, the Bale Grist Mill in Napa is not only a wonderful and informative resource about stone milling but also an important part of the settling of wine country and northern California’s history with grain growing….

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IP Fettuccine with Fresh Tomato Conserva

Nothing says northern California summer more than this. We’ve paired our Identity Preserved Fettuccine made with wheat grown by the superstars at Full Belly Farm with a fresh conserva of dry-farmed Early Girl tomatoes. Cherry tomatoes or sweet 100s would … Continue reading

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Community Grains featured in The New York Times

Led by groups like the Oakland-based organization Community Grains, grains are grown locally, and consist of varieties unlike most of the flour available today…

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The Cookie That Berthed A Thousand Ships

Speaking to the question of ‘why local?’ Dr. Stephen Jones put it succinctly when he said:

It’s about community. It’s about not exporting our value, right? So it’s creating value within a community and keeping that value there.

Another way to answer this question is to taste the new line of cookies now being offered at all forty Whole Foods Markets in northern California using Community Grains flour….

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2014 Community Grains Conference [audio]

Audio recording of the 2014 Community Grains Conference now available. Listen here….

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2014 Grain Conference Resources

We have been overwhelmed by the response we’ve received to this weekend’s Grain Conference. It’s been hard to turn people away, but at this point tickets are officially sold out. For those of you who are attending & those of you who would like to follow along at home, here are some links to articles relevant to some of the topics we intend to cover on Sunday….

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Cannellini beans with Italian sausage & sage

1 lb. Community Grains Cannellini beans 4-6 cloves garlic 2 bay leaves 6 fresh sage leaves 4-6 black peppercorns 1/4 c. olive oil big can of whole tomatoes – stewed or chopped or sauce or fresh works too 3/4 lb. … Continue reading

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