On the Road: Quinoa and Teff

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.
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On the Road – Black Corn, Black Barley, Black Lentils, and Black Chick Peas

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!
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GoodFood Hero: Bob Quinn, Montana Grain Farmer

GoodFood World has named Bob Quinn, Kamut International, as a GoodFood Hero in recognition of his work with ancient grains, organic production, and improving the quality of the food we eat. He is now on a quest to develop a successful organic system for the northern Great Plains, working to develop a model for growing small orchards and dry land vegetables in wheat country.
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Search and rescue – reclaiming farmland and an ancient grain

Sam Lucy, grain farmer and land conservationist in the Methow Valley of north central Washington, is a one-man search and rescue team for farmland. He has spent the last 15 years seeking out and reclaiming fallow farmland and bringing it back to viable production or transitioning it into native grasses and other plants.
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Product of the Week: Emmer from Bluebird Grain Farms

Bluebird Grain Farms’ emmer gets two thumbs up from GoodFood World! Emmer is a sweet tasty grain that is high protein and low gluten, which makes it edible for some people who don’t tolerate commercial wheat gluten very well.
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On the Road: Emmer - An Ancient Grain

The Methow is home to BlueBird Grain Farm, where Brooke and Sam Lucy raise an ancient grain called emmer. Farming 200 acres, the Lucy family takes their grain from seed to the store shelf and controls the quality through every step.
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