Growing Milling-Quality Grains in the Hudson Valley

Event Details

Date: 
June 18, 2014
Location: 
2409 US Route 9, Hudson, NY 12534
Time: 
1:30pm-4:00pm

Join Ashley Loehr (Sparrowbush Farm) and baker-miller Antoine Guerlain (Camphill Village at Copake) in this rising discussion of milling grains in the Hudson Valley.  This year’s grain production at Sparrowbush Farm includes 7 acres of rye, 6 acres of Frederick winter wheat, a spring wheat trial of red fife & Glenn, and an assorted half acre of corn for grinding and popcorn for popping.  This educational farm tour will focus on overcoming equipment challenges and incorporating grain production onto the diversified farm operation.  Learn about growing milling-quality grains, and considerations when milling and baking with local grains. For beginning through intermediate grain growers and millers and bakers, let’s build a grain growers network in the Hudson Valley!

Registration Instructions: To pre-register and pay, shop online at http://tinyurl.com/shopNOFAevents or call Stephanie at 585-271-1979 ext. 509 to make payment. Registration is $10/person and $15/two or more people from the same farm. Pre-registration is encouraged and closes 4pm on June 16th (after this, registration will be taken at the event—please arrive 15 minutes early to walk-in register).

Sponsors/Funders: This field day is supported by the Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program of the National Institute for Food and Agriculture, USDA, #2011-49400-30510. USDA/OREI