The Grain Gathering

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Rebuilding regional grain networks, seed to table

The annual three day conference brings together professional and home bakers, maltsters, brewers, distillers, millers, farmers, wheat breeders, chefs, food writers, and entrepreneurs from around the world. Attendees choose among 40 workshops, panel discussions and demonstrations that explore a range of topics which may include matching wheat varieties to end products, the benefits of fresh milled flours, milling techniques, brewing and baking with non-commodity barleys, baking in a wood fired oven, starting a whole grain bakery on a budget, growing a regional grain network, the science of bread, haiku, food photography, and comparing flavors and functionalities in a variety of wheats and other grains.

All levels of baking ability are welcome! The individual registration fee is $450 and the corporate fee is $950 and includes dinner on Thursday, breakfast, lunch and dinner on Friday, and breakfast and lunch on Saturday, as well as optional field trips Saturday afternoon.

Directions to the Grain Gathering are here.

Please check the website in January for the 2017 dates or sign up to be notified in an email.

Refunds: Full refunds are available until two weeks prior to the opening date of the Grain Gathering.

To become a Grain Gathering sponsor or for more information: wendy.hebb@wsu.edu.

Photos Martha Holmberg

Washington State University