Heritage Grains

HERITAGE GRAINS

We grow heritage grains at Aspen Moon Farm because they are important for the diversity, soil health and rotations of our farm. Growing grains contributes to the biodynamic principles of viewing our farm as an organism and the importance of vegetables, livestock, soil, and grains all contributing as interconnected parts to the whole system.  Growing heritage grains is also important to maintain genetic diversity and availability of a heirloom varieties that are more nutritious, flavorful and easier to digest than conventionally used varieties. Heritage grains are often more drought resistant, acceptable for our growing conditions and can act as cover-crops for our soil.  Including small-scale grain production on our farm help us to maintain sustainable rotations and soil health, and provide nutritious, local grain options for ourselves and our customers. We are excited to be a part of the Noble Grain Alliance and the work that is being done in our community to promote local grain production.

CURRENT OFFERINGS

TURKEY RED WINTER WHEAT:    flour : small bag (1.5 lbs) = $8    large bag (5 lbs) = $20                                                                           wheat berries : small (2 lbs) = $8   large bag (6 lbs) = $ 20

wheat9‘Turkey’ Hard Red Winter Wheat is a tall, winter hardy cultivar, that is originally from  Crimea between the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov in the early 19th century and earlier to Turkey to the south of the Black Sea. Mennonite immigrants brought it to the United States in the early 1870s, introducing it to the areas surrounding Marian, Reno and Harvey Counties in Kansas. It became the dominant hard red winter wheat in Kansas and much of the Great Plains bread basket and was the major hard winter variety in the 1920s. This wheat variety has a unique, rich, and                                                                                                  complex flavor and excellent baking qualities.

RED FIFE SPRING WHEAT:     flour : small bag (1.5 lbs) = $8    large bag (5 lbs) = $20                                                                                 wheat berries : small (2 lbs) = $8   large bag (6 lbs) = $ 20

wheat10A land-race variety, red fife is widely adaptable to many different growing conditions. Ever adaptable and delicious, red fife can be grown as both a winter or spring wheat and acts as cover crop. The exact origins of red fife are unknown, it is believed to have been grown by Mennonite farmers in Poland and brought to North America in the early 1800s. Although the origins are obscure, red fife rose to become the favorite wheat of the baking and milling industry during the late 1800s. This is a superb bread flour with a nutty flavor and honey overtones.

FLORIANI RED FLINT CORN:      small bag (1.5 lbs) = $12    large bag (5 lbs) = $25

flint.cornThis red corn was originally from North America and taken to Italy hundreds of years ago where it has been grown and adapted for centuries by alpine farmers and became the staple polenta corn of people living in the Valsugana Valley. This “Floriani Red Flint” corn can be ground to make cornmeal and polenta with a rich, warm, complex flavor and texture that is unlike any you have tasted.

PENNSYLVANIA DUTCH BUTTER POPCORN:                                                                                            small bag (1 lb) = $7     large bag (2 lbs) = $12

Organic Pennsylvania Dutch Butter Popcorn

This open-pollinated popcorn is a pre-1885 Pennsylvania Dutch heirloom. This is the best popcorn we’ve tasted – no toppings needed, the white kernels have a creamy, buttery flavor and are healthy and delicious.

 

 

 

 

 

*This season we are also growing White Sonora Wheat and Ethiopian Blue Emmer Wheat. These varieties will be available this fall with the rest of our 2018 harvest.

AVAILABILITY

All of our grains and dry goods are available at our Hygiene Farm Stand and Longmont and Boulder Farmers’ Markets. We sell pre-milled wheat flour and cornmeal at these locations but we are encouraging our customers to consider purchasing a MockMill which allows you to have fresh milled grains at your own home. These mills are economical and easy to use.

About the Mockmill 100 Grain Mill:

Based on over 40 years of developing stone grain and flour mills, Wolfgang has created Mockmill 100, the ideal solution for anyone wanting to make delicious foods from freshly milled flour.

  • Simple and intuitive to operate
  • Easy to clean
  • Stepless adjustment of the settings from very fine to coarse
  • Throughput of approximately 100 grams of soft wheat / minute
  • Sturdy industrial motor
  • Grinding mechanism consisting of corundum-ceramic grinding stones
  • Innovative casing made from renewable materials
  • Made in Germany
  • 6-year warranty

About the Mockmill 200 Grain Mill:

Wolfgang Mock created the Mockmill 200 as a higher capacity version of the Mockmill 100, and the 200 is the ideal solution for anyone wanting to make more fresh flour even more quickly.

Mockmill 200 details:

  • Simple and intuitive to operate
  • Easy to clean
  • Stepless adjustment of the settings from very fine to coarse
  • Throughput of approximately 200 grams of soft wheat / minute
  • Sturdy industrial motor
  • Grinding mechanism consisting of corundum-ceramic grinding stones
  • Innovative casing made from renewable materials
  • Made in Germany
  • 6-year warranty

Please email us at inf0@aspenmoonfarm.com to inquire about bulk or wholesale orders.

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