What is a Grain-Share?
• A community-supported way of producing grain locally
• Members buy a share in the annual grain harvest and receive a portion of the grains produced
• Member shares support the cost of growing, harvesting and distributing the grain
• Members share with the farmers the risk of poor or failed crops
How Will It Work?
• The farmers will prepare the fields, care for the soil, plant and harvest the crops, and distribute the grain shares to members
• Each member of the grain-share will buy one or more shares of the harvest in exchange for 100-120 pounds of grains. We anticipate that each share will cost $150-$200.
• Members will receive periodic updates on progress of the crops, expected harvest times, plans for distributing the grain shares, and suggestions for storing and using the grains.
• To re-establish grains as part of the food produced in Mendocino County
• To support local farmers and a local food economy in our County
• To enjoy fresh grains and legumes grown organically from seeds not genetically engineered
• To reduce the “carbon footprint” of the grains you eat
• To increase local control of our food supply, which is increasingly concentrated in the hands of a few giant corporations.
• Red Fife and Foisy wheats for bread baking
• Soft winter wheat for pancakes, pies, cakes, etc.
• Sonora wheat for tortillas, pasta, flat bread or sourdough.
• Oats and Triticale for cereal
• Barley-Rye-Wheat hot cereal mix
• Rye for bread and cereal
Sorry – No lentils and little barley this year due to crop failure
If you are interested, please contact Doug at 707-621-0972 or firstname.lastname@example.org
First preference is given to people who live in or near Mendocino County. Current members who renew by November 30 are guaranteed a share; after November 30 shares will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.