Tuesday March 29, 1 – 4:30 PM, Cook Farm, 1 E. Hadley Rd., Hadley, MA
Join us to share knowledge and skills to grow small grains, and to build infrastructure and markets for local grain and bread. It takes a community to grow a loaf of bread!
1:00 – Introductions – Participants will introduce themselves, key challenges and concerns.
1:30 – We will establish regional working groups (WG) for:
- Variety Trials and Breeding
- Production and Equipment
- Marketing and Baking
[ Each group will take time to consider needs and plan next steps. ]
3:00 Refreshments – soup, artisan bread, coffee and cookies
3:30 Planning for the Grain Conference at UMass, On-Farm Wheat Trials, and Baking Quality
Testing: Bakers will be provided with locally-grown flour samples to compare baking quality and flavor. Bakers are invited to bring their breads to the UMass field day for taste-testing with the community.
Contact Eli Rogosa: [email protected] with questions or suggestions.
To register, contact Jacqui Carlevale: [email protected]
Sponsored by UMASS EXTENSION