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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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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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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 Visit To Front Porch Farm

Located directly on the banks of the Russian River, this beautiful 110 acre farm is the brain child of Mimi and Peter Buckley and guided by the deft intuition and mind-boggling talents of farmer Matt Taylor.

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Visiting Our Corn & Beans at Mohr-Fry Ranches

Yesterday we drove out to Mohr-Fry Ranches in Lodi, CA (they really do have peacocks!) to check in on our Red Flint ‘Floriani’ corn and this year’s crop of heirloom beans. We’ve been getting frequent updates and pictures from both Chip and Jerry but we thought it was time to see it in person. And…well… WOW…..

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Crop Report #2

More photos of our Red Flint Floriani corn from Jerry Fry. Jerry writes, “thought you’d like an updated shot. We are going to try cultivating today. Weather is getting hot…mid-nineties to triple digits predicted for Wednesday or Thursday.”…

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