Growing Grain in King County

On August 8, Carnation Farms started harvesting their Talisman Barley with guidance from WSU Bread Lab.

The grain harvest is part of the larger Carnation Farms Grain Trust project funded through a KCD Regional Food Systems grant. The project will ultimately put 20 acres of underutilized farmland into grain production as well as provide educational and networking opportunities among folks interested in growing and utilizing local grains.

The first community event was held May 16, 2019 with 30 local farmers, bakers, brewers and more who gathered together to learn about grain growing with the “Grain by Grain” authors Bob Quinn and Liz Carlisle.

A Grain Celebration Weekend is planned for October 5-6, 2019, featuring a delicious farm-to-table dinner with grain prepared by guest chef Ryan Donaldson (Gather in Ballard and The Stone House in Redmond), and also other partners will provide education and products featuring grain: The Bread Lab, Skagit Valley Malting, Pike BrewingWestland DistilleryGrand Central Bakery.

Visit Growing Grain Project for more information on upcoming events. And check out this video from the Carnation Farms Instagram feed.


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