Continuing Story

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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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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2014 Community Grains Conference

2014 Conference on the Development of Our Local Whole-Grain Economy
Progress Report & To-Do List

When: Sunday, March 9, 2014, 10 AM to 4 PM
Where: Oliveto Restaurant, 5655 College Ave., Oakland California 94618…

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Recipe Wednesday: Salt Dough Ornaments

We’ve got just the thing for those half-used bags of white flour collecting dust in your pantry: salt dough ornaments! ‘Tis the season, y’all. Get crafty!…

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Attention Locovores!

We are excited to announce that Community Grains dried pastas and heirloom beans are now available through Good Eggs!

If you are not familiar, Good Eggs is a nifty lil’ outfit that is helping smaller, artisan food makers, farmers, and ranchers reach a wider customer base through…

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Bay Area Bites Features Community Grains

More press! KQED’s food blog Bay Area Bites has just published a great piece by Kelly O’Mara: The Whole Grain Revolution: What Does 100% Whole Wheat Mean?….

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Introducing ‘Old World White’ pastas

Our Old World White flour is Hard Amber Durum whole grain flour, stone-milled on a low temperature granite wheel in Woodland, CA. Less than 5% of the bran is sifted out and virtually all of the germ remains intact. This is how flour was milled for centuries before the advent of roller mills and how it is still done at many smaller, artisanal mills in Italy….

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