Grains constituted a staple in the Champlain Valley’s agricultural growth in the 19th and 20th centuries. A resurgence in the world of organic grains has taken root in Essex County among small farmers, producers, and milling operations alike. Start the day exploring local grains at the roots as we learn about wheat cultivation and harvesting at Adirondack Hay and Grains in Essex. We will head to Triple Green Jade Farm’s “Breadery,” an adaptively reused dairy farm garage, to see how locally grown wheat berries become flour through a modern stone mill. Here, we will sample some of Triple Green Jade’s flour in the form of a generous wood-fired pizza lunch. Taken together, these sites, their passionate owners and staff, and their ranging infrastructure highlights the Champlain Valley’s rich history and vibrant renewal in the world of grains.
This tour is led by AARCH staff, Triple Green Jade Farm owners Dan & Kim Rivera, and Adirondack Hay and Grains’ Clayton Wrisley. This half-day tour begins at 10 AM and ends around 1 PM.
The fee is $45 for AARCH members and $55 for non-members. Wood-fired pizza lunch is included.