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What's So Cool About Landrace Grains?

The past few years have seen a surge in interest in historical, landrace and heirloom grains from farmers, bakers, chefs, brewers, and distillers. What makes these old-school crops so special? What market opportunities do they offer? This workshop will look at the pros and cons of these unusual grain varieties from several perspectives – agronomic, ecologic, economic, and gastronomic. Workshop participants will come away with a better understanding of how traditional grain varieties promote sustainable farming systems; what it takes to grow and sell them; and ideas for supplying the enthusiastic and growing demand for traditional grains.

Track and Session Info

Track: 
Crop Specific / Seed
Session: 
E | 1:30 pm

Date and Location

Location: 
Nautilus
Day: 
Friday
Presenter(s): 

Sally Fox

Title: 
Sally Fox
Presenter Affiliation: 
Viriditas Farm and Fox Fibre

Mai Nguyen

Title: 
Mai Nguyen
Presenter Affiliation: 
California Center for Cooperative Development, Farmer Mai

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