Farmers’ Market This Sunday

Posted on Updated on

Lafayette Farmers’ Market reopens on Sunday, June 10 in a new location – South Bart Parking Lot.  Please support the market.  You will be glad you did.


California Grown Heirloom Wheat?

Posted on

The SF Chronicle has a great article about Bob Klein’s effort to get pasta made from local whole grain wheat.

Five years ago, Oliveto restaurant in Oakland already had a menu full of local produce, meat and fish, but owner Bob Klein wanted the pasta to be local, too. He brought wheat seeds back from Italy and found nearby farmers to grow them.

He discovered, however, that the cost of cleaning and milling the grain on such a small scale was prohibitive. Local flour would be much more difficult to access than lettuce or eggs.

“As it turns out, grain is way more complicated than anything else,” said Klein. Still, he became so committed to locally grown wheat that he created Community Grains, a line of whole-grain dried pasta…..

Read more

Pasta from California-grown heirloom wheat and grains