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Einkorn Harvest 2019

All of the pictures from our recent einkorn harvest are incredibly breathtaking, but this one photo is the most significant to me.  On the left you have our einkorn wheat, and on the right, spelt. Both grains are a day or two away from harvest. It takes so many more acres to grow einkorn because its yields are significantly lower due to the size of the grain. When I asked the farmer to pick some spelt from a field so we could take a picture, he came back and joked with the photographer, “Look how beautifully big this spelt is, and Carla, she had to go and ask us to grow the tiniest grain on the planet.” There is a reason why einkorn is a significant investment, and we are grateful that so many people understand its value.

I have always known our einkorn grows on one of the most beautiful farms I have ever seen, and I am eternally grateful to the family that owns and cherishes this land and to their commitment to me and the jovial einkorn farming project. The views are breathtaking anywhere you sow a seed on this extensive property, but last year, I requested the prime spot so I could have beautiful photos for an upcoming cookbook and new website. The majestic oak tree marks the highest point of the farm, and from there, you can sit and enjoy the beauty of Tuscany for what seems like forever. It was a magical night out there in that field, just me and the photographer until long after the sun set. Thankful for another successful year of growing einkorn and for the support of my customers who make this dream come true. I look forward to many beautiful years to come. Now, I will let the pictures speak for themselves, and I will quietly mention that I saved the best ones for the cookbook.

28 Responses to Einkorn Harvest 2019

  1. Sheree Pecoraro says:

    Beautiful photographs, I love seeing where my food is grown. I can hardly wait for the new cookbook! I learned to bake only with einkorn, sourdough and Carla, so a new cookbook will be welcomed indeed!

  2. Kimberly Vance says:

    I have just discovered Einkhorn flour and can’t wait to try baking bread. May I ask where in Tuscany this farm is located? Thank you for sharing your wonderful post.

    Kim Vance

  3. Yelena Korablin says:

    Beautiful photos! May I ask how is your all purpose Einkorn flour made? Is it milled as a whole grain and then sifted or refined?
    Thank you

    • Jovial Customer Service says:

      Our all purpose flour is the whole wheat flour with 20% of the bran and germ sifted out. It is not bleached, bromated or enriched.

  4. Audrey says:

    I mixed up a batch of levain and wound up refrigerating it instead of leaving it out on counter. You said in your book you could refrigerate up to 24 hours. Do I now just bring it to room temp. before using or do I have to refresh it?

  5. Kathie Hodson says:

    Upon seeing these photos, I cried. I have often prayed, why is bread, a food so important to God, out of my grasp? Seeing these fields, knowing I can eat bread again as God intended, it’s such a blessing that I’m grateful for. My local grocery, Publix in Boynton Beach Florida, carries it now. A double blessing. Thank you for all your efforts.

  6. Cristy Harris says:

    This is the second time Einkorn has come up in my searches, maybe it’s time to try it! Can I use the all purpose the same way I would normally use flour? Another question, is the all purpose flour whole grain, stone ground and sifted?

    • jovial says:

      We sell whole grain einkorn flour and we also sell organic einkorn wheat berries which you can grind yourself – for the freshest possible flour. Both can be found in the jovial online store.

  7. Grazyna Gniazdowska says:

    WOW stunning photos. I love looking at nature and these photos are truly breathtaking. Thank you for sharing.

    • jovial says:

      Thank you for the question. No, we do not use RoundUp. Our einkorn is grown on organic farms, is certified non-gmo and has never been hybridized.

  8. Gail Cocks says:

    I am a relatively new user of Jovial flour. I am not an avid baker but I have found that your product makes the most amazing waffles and pancakes! I hope to be baking more this winter. My question is, what is the best way to store the flour and is there a shelf life?

    • jovial says:

      Hi Gail. You can store all-purpose einkorn flour in an airtight container at room temp, away from direct sunlight, for up to 90 days. Whole grain einkorn for 30 days. After those 30/90 days, or if the ambient temp is typically above 75 degrees, we recommend refrigerating or freezing in an airtight container.

    • jovial says:

      You can, but it would be unnecessarily expensive to use for starter. We would save the sprouted einkorn for the boule and make the starter with all-purpose einkorn.

  9. Tiege says:

    Thanks for creating jovial. I live on the palouse in idaho and wheat is one of the big crops here. Are you interested in more farmers to grow einkorn? Im interested in growing it out here and helping to expand what you have started. Any suggestions?

    Thanks so much!


  10. Kathie Hodson says:

    Yesterday, on a fluke, I searched for Einkorn bakeries in my area, not expecting to find anything. Much to my surprise I did find a bakery, Einkorn Bakehouse, & was absolutely shocked that it’s only 12 miles from me! I instantly placed an order, already knowing that I do not react to Einkorn.

    I would like to encourage everyone to do and Einkorn bakery search in your area. Einkorn is a precious resource and we must protect it. For some of us the best way to do that is to support our local bakers. If you’re in Palm Beach, Broward, or Martin counties in Florida, keep Einkorn Bakehouse in mind.

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