The Grain Gathering: rebuilding local and regional grain networks, seed to table. The annual conference brings together professional and home bakers, maltsters, brewers, millers, farmers, wheat breeders, food writers, wood-oven builders, and people who come to enjoy “summer camp for bread lovers”. Over 40 workshops, panel discussions and demonstrations explore a range of topics which may include planting a backyard grain garden, brewing beer, making bagels in a wood fired oven, baking in a tandoor oven, building an earth oven, starting a bakery, the science of bread, and comparing flavors in a variety of wheats and other grains. A series of professional workshops create an opportunity for peers to share experiences, skills, and new ideas. Four to six workshops and presentations run simultaneously to accommodate the wide diversity of grain-related interests.
Saturday culminates in an optional field trip to a local farm, mill, and bakery and Wood Stone Corporation, builders of professional tandoor ovens. We are working on the 2014 schedule but in the meantime, please visit the 2013 schedule for examples of some of the topics covered.
Be sure to join our email list for The Grain Gathering news and event announcements. If you plan to join us this summer, be sure to register early. You can access the registration form here. Enrollment is limited and fills up quickly. For more information: firstname.lastname@example.org.