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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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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 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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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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Community Grains in the New York Times and Mercury News

“Community Grains guarantees 100 percent whole grains in its nutty-tasting pastas, which are still delicate enough to seduce you into the whole-wheat pasta camp”…

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Community Grains now in the Tri-State Area!

We are excited to announce that our New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut area friends can now find Community Grains products at any Fairway Market….

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Wheat Tasting December 2012

For this year’s wheat tasting we outdid ourselves (perhaps overdid ourselves) with nineteen (NINE-TEEN!) different wheat varieties from farms in California as well as Oregon and Washington. Each variety was presented in three different applications: cooked whole grain wheat berries, flat bread, and pasta. Our goal…

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A Closer Look at Community Grains

Regina Connell over at Handful of Salt spent some time with Community Grains owner, Bob Klein, and found out a whole lot about flour, milling, grains, the importance of small scale local grain economies, and the self-proclaimed “cogitator” at the center of it all:…

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