Edible Small Grains

2013 was a tough year for wheat, with rain at the wrong time decreasing the quality of the grain. We did have one success, though:

We experimented with growing an heirloom small grain, Turkey Red winter wheat. Our 2013 crop of turkey red winter wheat (an heirloom brought from the Ukraine in the 1850s, a Slow Food Ark of Taste variety) is available from our distributor, Dave Rand at Local Foods Grocer.

winter wheat
We grew a tiny test plot of 1/4 acre of winter wheat in 2010.

Edible Chicago ran a nice article on our wheat in the Winter 2012 issue.