Why are local grains important?
The Cascadia Grains Conference asked why local grains are important? Grains have unique flavors and characteristics, based on the region and conditions in which they’re grown. For producers and consumers of craft beer and spirits (and chefs, foodies, etc.), the expansion of local grains creates a robust palette to create and experience unique flavors, colors, and textures in food and beverages. Local grains are important to our economy and the future of craft beer and spirits. View the Why Local Grains? video. PRODUCTION OF SMALL GRAIN CROPS – wheat, barley, oats, and rye – has been a… Read More
Local WSU Extension strengthening agriculture connections in Thurston County
Posted on behalf of Washington State University (WSU) Extension of Thurston County. We envision a vibrant farming community, delicious fresh local food and beverages, an interlinked economy of producers, processors, brewers, distillers, bakers, restaurateurs, and practical agricultural research and education. The agriculture program at the WSU Thurston County extension office is proud to work on these issues with a diverse group of partners and organizations in South Puget Sound. In 2017, the WSU Extension agriculture program in Thurston County is enthusiastic about several initiatives: Join us at the 2017 Cascadia Grains Conference (January 6-7)… Read More
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