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Tour an einkorn farm with our founder

When my husband and I had the idea of growing einkorn wheat, there was very little of this grain being cultivated worldwide, so we had to coordinate the farming ourselves. Our search led us to this farm, where they had been growing ancient varieties of oats, barley, emmer, lentils, and chick peas for over thirty years. They  had never planted einkorn before, and now, only a few years later, we are working together on this project in a perfect partnership committed not only to what we are growing, but how we grow it. I can’t tell you how much respect and admiration I feel for this farm!

Today in late July, our ancient einkorn wheat is being harvested here and we are very thankful for another great year and a fine harvest. The best days on the job for me are the days I spend at the farm. As consumers, we don’t always have the chance to consider the farm behind the food, so I love to share these moments with you so you can feel a connection with the real people that make this beautiful dream a reality.  Without you, we would not have the opportunity to support this truly sustainable farm and do what feels right. Thanks so much for your continued support.

Thanks again!




4 Responses to Tour an einkorn farm with our founder

  1. dymphna says:

    We are so grateful to have einkorn flour available. I thought our wheat days were over. It’s *still* a grain so our consumption is limited, but at least it’s not inflammatory like the modern hybrids.

    It’s good to know your harvest is going well. Here there is drought everywhere and the corn crops are ruined. I don’t eat corn -another gmo hazard – but I do feel sorry for the farmers who have to gamble with Mother Nature each year.

    This time she hit hard: the driest season in 56 years. Yet my friends in England are complaining about the loss of their berry crops due to endless rain.

    The Karma Dude’s little joke just to keep our attention…

    • jovial says:

      One of the reasons we wanted to plant einkorn was that it was not traded as a commodity on the market. Fair price paid to the farmer each year, without the swings of the market. The dryness in the Midwest will now cause the cost of wheat, corn and soy to go up all over the world. The reality is, the farmers are not getting rich on that. Thanks and let’s hope you get rain soon. Good luck.

  2. Steven King says:

    Loved the video and would like to try a half acre plot of Einkorn here is South Carolina USA. Do you sell the seed for growing?

    • jovial says:

      Unfortunately, we do not have seed. For now, we only grow einkorn in Italy where the season is really dry, ensuring a good clean grain at harvest.

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