We are on the final leg of our “grain tour” of Washington and Montana where we met farmers and millers growing and processing heritage grains and grain alternatives. Kevin Murphy and Vicki Bradley are just two of the many links in the chain that makes it possible for this region to produce so many unusual – and delicious – cereal grains.
Read more: On the Road: Quinoa and Teff
We headed off on our Montana “drive-about” looking for heritage grains, small grains, and grain alternatives; and we found some of the nicest people raising some of the most interesting crops!
Read more: On the Road – Black Corn, Black Barley, Black Lentils, and Black Chick Peas
OK, folks, I had my first combine ride thanks to Casey Bailey! Complete with a pronghorn antelope in close observation!
Read more: On the Road: Out in the Fields
Our first stop in Montana was at Amazing Grains, miller and marketer of Montina™ brand Indian rice grass, where we met Grace Lee – “Amazing Grace” – and her husband Brad.
Read more: On the Road: Montina
Folks, here we are on the start of our Montana Drive About. Join us as we visit grain farmers across the state.
Read more: On the Road: Montana-Bound
When you think of Bath, England, you mostly think of the ancient Roman Baths or stately Georgian architecture. That is, if you think of anything at all besides claw foot tubs and jokes about drinking the bathwater. You most certainly don’t think of a thriving food system and underground guerilla gardening.
Read more: Free to Grow and Pick!
From its picturesque location at the end of Washington’s State Route 532, things are looking good at Camano Island Coffee Roasters (CICR). Founded in 1999 by Jeff Ericson and his nephew Dan, it all started with a one-pound roaster in a barn.
Read more: Beyond Fair Trade Coffee: A Business Built on Partnerships
Two and a half days to drive cross country, Seattle to Chapel Hill, NC, an undertaking that came with a price; both myself and my partner in crime found ourselves ripe from days sans shower and exhausted both from sleep deprivation and a diet of fried chicken, mountain dew, and sunflower seeds.
Read more: Evergreen to Tar Heel: The Highway Food Desert