Wheatberry Bakery & Cafe in Amherst, MA chemical-free
Exploring the frontiers of CSA (community supported agriculture) through staple food production, with an emphasis on heirloom, land race varieties of grains and dried beans. Members share in the risk with the farmers, and the risk is minimized through diversified planting! From soil to farmer to community, everyone benefits by putting ecology, nutrition, and local economy first above profit and industry. Please visit www.localgrain.org for updates, more information and to sign the local grain mailing list. We work with Pioneer Valley farms (including our own) and New England farms to grow a mixture of wheat, oats, barley, rye, spelt, dry beans and corn.
In the past, shares have included: a variety of different wheats, oats, barley, rye, spelt, emmer, buckwheat, a variety of dried beans, and a variety of corn. The exact make up of this year's share won't be finalized until later this summer.
Grains are whole for keeping quality and health. Come to Wheatberry Bakery in Amherst and use our self-service milling station! Home mills are also widely available. And all the grains are delicious cooked whole.
We also own Wheatberry Bakery & Cafe which is a family-run, from-scratch eatery with a deep emphasis on locally grown foods. We use only local meats, cheeses, local organic vegetables (including those grown at our own farm in Shutesbury). We offer sourdough breads, pastries including croissants and our famous whole wheat cherry scones, as well as breakfast and lunch items. Open Monday-Saturday, 7:30 am - 6 pm, and Sunday 9 am - 3 pm. http://www.wheatberry.org
Bold foods are in season now according to our Harvest Calendar. Call to find out exact availability. Every farm and every season are unique. Most farms are also residences. Unless Farmstand or Pick Your Own hours are noted, please be respectful and call ahead before going to the farm.
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