The Grainstand: 2017 Year in Review
From the latest newsletter....
January 12, 2018 -- A look back at 2017, and all the exciting changes happening at GRGP...
New Digs, More Markets, Lots of Press
- In September we settled into a larger granary in Brooklyn, giving us more space to store and bag our ever-growing list of products, all from the region.
- We moved 23 tons of grains & beans from local farmers and millers to restaurants, bakers, and you, our amazing GRGP customers!
- We introduced 16 new items, including 5 new kinds of wheat and 6 new bean varieties. Keep an eye out for our February newsletter where we'll dive deeper into the 17 varieties of wheat we've helped bring to Greenmarket!
- We increased our weekly presence at market, and we're now serving more Greenmarket shoppers than ever! We added 7 new markets to our rotating schedule -- 82nd St., Tribeca, Abingdon Square, Columbia, Carroll Gardens, Stuy Town, and Cortelyou -- providing more Greenmarket shoppers access to all the new products coming to market. Check the GrowNYC website for the GRGP Pop-Up schedule and a list of year round Greenmarkets.
- 20 brewers and distillers joined the Grainstand for the Beer and Spirits Pop-up in 2017. The program will continue this year as a regular feature, as we host rotating New York State farm breweries and distilleries that offer craft beverages made with grain grown, malted, and distilled in New York!
- From Edible Brooklyn to the LA Times, 2017 was a great year for regional grains and GRGP in the news, as local and heritage grains continue to trend in both agriculture and food culture.
GRGP's retail outlet for grains & beans from our region.
Wednesdays and Saturdays at Union Square Greenmarket
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Check here for the Rotating Pop-up.
December 2017 Bloomberg Pursuits: Bread is the Dish of the Year
Civil Eats: Grain Mills Can Be Cornerstones of Local Food Economies
Grace Links: Local Grains and the Locavore's Changing Landscape
Edible Brooklyn: What to Make With New York's Regional Grains
Learn how one farmer's "bad crop" became a distiller's dream ingredient, thanks to masterminds Brad Estabrooke of Breuckelen Distilling
, grain farmer Thor Oechsner, and maltsters Andrea and Christian Stanley of Valley Malt