GrowNYC Grains

"It all starts with the choice of grain, which is first a question of place and time."
-- Karen Hess, A Century of Change in the American Loaf

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GrowNYC is pioneering the new frontier in local food: Grains. With our partners, we’re building the marketplace for grains grown and milled in the northeast. We are educating and connecting growers, processors, bakers and chefs -- sparking a rise in demand for local grains while helping ensure the crop supply and processing infrastructure are there to meet that demand.

The evidence is clear: Grains have arrived. GrowNYC Greenmarket bakers use 65,000 pounds of local flour each month. New products made of local grains -- beer, crackers, pasta, spirits – are hitting the markets every day. Farmers are planting hundreds of new acres of grains each year. And millers are upgrading equipment to churn out more and better flours.

This site celebrates those accomplishments and gives people the tools to get involved and help grains grow!

The latest in farming, eating, and working with grains, including upcoming events. 

Technical assistance, including videos and webinars, for farmers, bakers and processors.  

Emmer donuts, wheat beer, buckwheat pancakes, and more from Greenmarket vendors and beyond.

Find your source for local grain products and see our Northeast Grainshed Map.

We've been fostering the rebirth of regional grain production since 2004. 

More resources for knowledge-thirsty grains lovers.


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  • Food Access & Agriculture

    Our network of Greenmarket farmers markets, Farmstands, and Fresh Food Box sites, coupled with GrowNYC Wholesale, ensures that all New Yorkers have access to the freshest, healthiest local food.

  • Conservation

    We provide food scrap drop-offs, clothing collections, Stop 'N' Swap® community reuse events, and zero waste trainings to make resource conservation easy for all.

  • Green Space

    We build and rejuvenate community & school gardens in all 5 boroughs, and support even more gardens through volunteer days, technical assistance, school garden grants, & more.

  • Education

    We foster future environmental stewards by providing 66,000 children each year with programs that provide meaningful interactions with the natural environment.