Local grains looking to grow

Went to an organic farm this weekend - Organic spelt

Organic spelt. Photo by storebukkebruse via Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

A recent piece from Kathryn Quanbeck at Civil Eats takes us to an event on building the local grain economy. As she summarizes,

There were, it seems, three big take-aways:

  1. The industrial grain system is highly concentrated and is feeding you, more or less, milled starch.
  2. The local grain economy is in its infancy, and needs some serious infrastructure to grow.
  3. Local grains taste better and are probably better for you.

For all the details, check out the full article. And for the inside scoop on a slice of the local Wisconsin grain economy, check out my post from earlier this year about Lonesome Stone Milling.

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One comment

  1. Little Sis

    Very cool. Thanks for posting. I’m a bit behind the curve on the grain thing, but it seems that ALL of our crops have lost big parts of that which makes them nourishing and are manufactured only to keep us strangely full and hungry for more.

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