Tuesday March 29, 1 – 4:30 PM, Cook Farm, 1 E. Hadley Rd., Hadley, MA
Directions: http://www.cookfarm.com/directions.htm

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]