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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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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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Kitchen Table Talks: Building a regional grain economy

Community Grains is excited to be part of an upcoming Kitchen Table Talks (a joint venture of Civil Eats and 18 Reasons, a non-profit that promotes conversation between its San Francisco Mission neighborhood and the people who feed them) event that will focus on building a local grain economy. We’ve worked with 18 Reasons in the past and were thrilled by the depth of knowledge and the excellent conversation that transpired.

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What We Talk About When We Talk About Wheat

In January we hosted a wheat tasting, in an attempt to distinguish flavor characteristics of different varieties of wheat. We focused on three varieties grown organically in Healdsburg, CA by Matt Taylor of Front Porch Farms. And the results are in!

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Wheat Tasting – A first step towards creating a vocabulary

On January 10, we hosted a wheat tasting at Oliveto Restaurant in Oakland, CA. Our plan wast to begin establishing some basic vocabulary for how to talk about the flavor components of wheat and flour and well as discern how those components vary between different varieties.
In attendance were some of the most highly-tuned palates we know including:…

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Join the Conversation – Oct. 27th – 18 Reasons

“Regional Food Economy” is a term often mentioned as an important part of fixing our food system. But what exactly does it mean? And what are the necessary steps to creating these types of alternative models? Bob Klein, founder of Community Grains, will be joining the 18 Reasons community to share how he is working to build a local grain economy in northern California that supports farmers, millers, markets, and YOU….

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