GrowNYC Grains is a program of GrowNYC

In this Issue
New Name!
Upcoming Market Dates
Notable Conferences
Home Bakers Meet-Up
Grains 2018: A Year in Review

New Year and a New Name!
The Greenmarket Regional Grains Project is now GrowNYC Grains!
This new name more closely reflects how we are part of New York City’s largest environmental non-profit organization. Founded in 1970, GrowNYC 's mission is to improve New York City's quality of life through environmental programs that transform communities block by block and empower all New Yorkers to secure a clean and healthy environment for future generations. Learn more at We are as committed as ever to our work to bring small grains and field crops back to their proper place at the foundation of our local food system and to provide consumers access to local staple crops.
Upcoming Market Dates

The Grainstand  continues its weekly presence at  GrowNYC's Union Square Greenmarket every  Wednesday  and  Saturday

Grainstand Pop-Schedule
January 26:  Fort Greene, Brooklyn
January 27:  79th Street, Manhattan
February 2:  Inwood, Manhattan
February 17:  Jackson Heights, Queens
February 23:  Fort Greene, Brooklyn
February 24:  79th Street, Manhattan

#drinklocal   : Beer & Spirits of New York pop-ups are currently on hiatus. Check back soon for the return date.

Pre-ordered bulk bags are available at the Union Square Greenmarket every Wednesday and Saturday.  Check availability and pricing here
Wholesale orders of $250 or more can be delivered through Greenmarket Co. , GrowNYC's wholesale distribution program. 

For more information or to place an order, email us at
Events: Winter is Conference Season + HBMU returns

February 1st. 5th Annual Hudson Valley Value-Added Grain School : The focus this year is on accessing and developing markets for value-added grains, with topics to include current grain market sectors and their quality requirements, developing direct markets to consumers, developing a grain-processing enterprise, distribution strategies, accessing capital, and marketing tools. 

Feb. 6-9th. PASA 2019 Sustainable Agriculture Conference : A gathering of farmers, homesteaders, educators, and other food system professionals for four days of intensive learning on more than 160 food and farming topics.

March 1st. Philadelphia Grain & Malt Symposium : An opportunity to collaborate, network, educate, and share products made with grain & malt, this event is open to all farmers, maltsters, millers, brewers, distillers, bakers, chefs, restaurateurs, and consumers who are interested in grain & malt.

March 4th. GrowNYC Grains Home Bakers Meet-Up (HBMU) :   Please see our post about the event below.

March 28th. 15th Annual Grain Growers Conference, University of Vermont : Get to know what local opportunities are available for grain growers by meeting local buyers in the region. Topics will include rice cultivation, cover crops, growing spelt, rye variety testing results, and pollinators, among others.
Get Your Tickets for the Home Bakers Meet-Up
Break bread with GrowNYC Grains and your fellow home bakers!

Bakers of all experience levels are welcome to swap samples with fellow grain geeks and share secrets on how to get a really crusty crust. 

Some of New York City's best professional bakers will also be on hand to talk tips and techniques.

Bring a loaf of your favorite home baked bread, made with locally-grown grains and flours, and copies of your recipe and/or starter to trade with others.

Tickets include event entry and one drink.

A Look Back at 2018 for GrowNYC Grains

2018 Year in Review
It was another action-packed year, with new projects sprouting up daily, as the staple crop revolution continues to take root across the country.

Our intrepid leader June Russell traveled the country to share lessons from the front lines at several key conferences, starting with her keynote address at the Cascadia Grains Conference in Olympia, Washington. We also attended:

·        The Yale Food Systems Symposium
·        The National Good Food Network Conference
·        The first ever USDA Direct Marketing Summit
·        The Hudson Valley Farm Hub’s Small Grains Trial Celebration
·        Cornell University’s Empire State Barley and Malt Summit

We love sharing our story, offering lessons learned, and gaining inspiration from the many folks we meet.  

Follow this link for the GrowNYC's full year in review.

And click here to view photos from the year.
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