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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.

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The Grainstand 

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

December 2017
Civil Eats: Grain Mills Can Be Cornerstones of Local Food Economies

November 2017
Grace Links: Local Grains and the Locavore's Changing Landscape

November 2017
Edible BrooklynWhat to Make With New York's Regional Grains

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