Workshop explores growing small grain growing

Posted 8/12/19

A farm that produces organic hot cereals and flours is the host site of a workshop Aug. 24 on growing, processing and marketing small and specialty grains. The workshop is co-sponsored by the Center …

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Workshop explores growing small grain growing

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A farm that produces organic hot cereals and flours is the host site of a workshop Aug. 24 on growing, processing and marketing small and specialty grains.

The workshop is co-sponsored by the Center for Agricultural Development and Entrepreneurship and the Organic Growers’ Research and Information-Sharing Network. It is 2-5 p.m. at Earth’s Harvest Farm, 2835 NY Route 51, Morris, Otsego County. The workshop concerns the commonly grown small grains wheat, barley, oats and rye; ancient wheats einkorn, emmer, and spelt; and heirloom corn, buckwheat, and flax.

Scheduled presenters include grower Bill Powers; grower and co-owner of Farmer Ground Flour Mill Thor Oechsner; and agronomist Elizabeth Dyck. Earth’s Harvest owner Paul Koch will lead a tour of his micro-processing facility that produces organic hot cereals and flours.

Also planned are demonstrations of seed cleaners, an oat roller, and combined hammer mill and dehuller, and a tasting of cooked grains, dishes and baked goods.

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