Rain at the wrong time is often a problem with small grain growing in the Midwest, but we do regularly grow a delicious hard red winter wheat (Arapahoe variety) and a winter rye (VNS). They are sold as food grade if they are of high enough quality (depending on the rain), or as animal feed if not. Despite harvesting in July, we often have to wait until September or October for cleaning and test results to know whether we have these grains available.
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Farm PhotosMonarchs let me get so close on a wet morning yesterday. #monarch #monarchbutterfly #butterflies #organicfarming #biodiversity #giantragweed #ironweed #fieldedge #rainyday #soybeansSunflower update: waist-high and starting to form heads. 🤞🏻🤞🏻🤞🏻 that some 🌻 will be open at our Farm Party on September 1. (You’re invited!) #organic #sunflowers #farmparty #chicagofoodies #experiment#Repost @bikeabee with @get_repost ・・・ Beautiful Bombus auricomus feeding on red clover at @breslinfarms! Organic farms can be incredible oases in conventional corn and soy landscapes!Farm party! September 1, the Sunday of Labor Day Weekend, noon to 9ish. It’s a potluck, so bring a dish or drink to share, a lawn chair, yard game, instrument to play, and come hang out. There’ll be a mallow-roasting fire in the evening. You can pretend to drive a tractor. We promise it’ll be even more fun than watching rye run out of the wagon. PM for address. #chicago #ottawaillinois #localfood #organicfarm #farmparty #newfarmhand @artisangraincollab @chicagobreadclub @slowfoodchicago @chillinois_farmers @bandoffarmersGot to visit our customer @zingermansbakehouse this week and talk with founder Frank and baker @thefig_and_thesea about their experience milling whole grains for the large bakery operation, and about this year’s Midwestern small grains. Also sampled...many breads and pastries, @zingermansdeli sammies, and @zingermanscreamery gelato. 🥖 🍨 🥪 🤤 #annarbor❤️ #localgrains #bakery #organicgrain #artisanbakeryHope I wasn’t too hard on the #sunflowers this morning. Nobody around to tell me how they like to be cultivated so it’s #bigscienceexperiment time again! #organicfarming #somethingnew #johndeere #cultivationSoybeans got what is probably their last cultivation today. In the background you can see the oat-less oat field! All harvested! (It was a bit of a drama. Things broke. Neighbors and strangers went out of their way to help.) #organicfarming #soybeans #blueriverhybrids #rowcultivator #4020 #cultivating #illinoisagricultureSwathing oats with a “MoCo” (mower-conditioner) usually used for hay. Works great until it breaks, which it does. Every. Time. #sigh #harvest19 #organic #oats #needarealswather #johndeere #4020
Our annual Farm Tour & Tea is cancelled for 2019 due to an extremely wet planting season (we expect that some things might not be planted by the last week in June). We hope to host a potluck party on the farm later in the season instead. As soon as we have set a date, we’ll let you know here and via social media.