Red Tail Grains - Farro Grande (Whole Spelt Berries)
Red Tail Grains - Farro Grande (Whole Spelt Berries)
Red Tail Grains - Farro Grande (Whole Spelt Berries)
Red Tail Grains - Farro Grande (Whole Spelt Berries)
Red Tail Grains - Farro Grande (Whole Spelt Berries)
Red Tail Grains - Farro Grande (Whole Spelt Berries)
Red Tail Grains - Farro Grande (Whole Spelt Berries)
Red Tail Grains - Farro Grande (Whole Spelt Berries)

Red Tail Grains - Farro Grande (Whole Spelt Berries)

$7.00

Sungold is a modern cultivar of the ancient grain spelt. Spelt is a very old variety of wheat and contains less gluten and lower fructan content, making it easier to digest for many people. It has a wonderful flavor and it is the silkiest of all of our flours. Because it has less gluten, it is most suitable for baked goods that do not rely on gluten structure for powerful leavening (ie, cookies, pancakes, waffles, muffins, etc.) unless wheat flour is supplemented in the recipe.

Farro is the Italian term for “ancient grain” and refers to three different kinds of grain, farro grande (spelt), farro medio (emmer), and farro piccolo (einkorn). Use it for salads, soups, or as your central grain in any meal.

Note: Whole Grain farro grande does not get as soft as pearled farro medio, which is the most common form of farro found in stores.

 

About Retail Grains Farms 

Redtail Grains specialize in heritage and modern grains for local bakeries, breweries, and consumers. Located in Orange County, North Carolina, they farm with a holistic and systems approach that excludes the use of herbicides, fungicides, and synthetic fertilizers. Their land is on unceded Indigenous territories — Shakori, Saponi, Occaneechi, Lumbee, Eno — a fact that we all must reckon with. 2022 will be our ninth year harvesting winter and summer cereals with varieties ranging from Turkey Red Heirloom Wheat to Cateto Orange Flint Corn.

From the farmers about their growing practices: 

We are not currently certified organic, but our growing practices align closely with organic growing methods and in many cases exceed organic standards. Our number one priority is to produce a high quality grain through the cultivation of healthy soils. Synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides, and fungicides are never used on the soils we grow on. Soil fertility is developed through the use of cover crops, manures, compost, and organic fertilizers. Currently we rotate winter cereals, red clover, buckwheat, millet, sunflowers, soybeans, cowpeas, and corn. We are striving towards reducing the amount of mechanical tillage we now rely upon in order to build soil organic matter, but it is quite difficult without the use of herbicides. As we gain experience and learn from others, we hope to continue developing a holistic system that harbors diversity and accumulates organic matter.


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