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maine grain alliance, virtual sourdough workshop

Celebrating Our Grain Community & the Kneading Conference During this time of year since 2007, the Maine Grain Alliance has been hosting the beloved Kneading Conference and Maine Artisan Bread Fair. In lieu of in-person gatherings, the MGA site is stocked with sweet and savory nuggets to explore in your home kitchens! Upcoming is the Virtual […]

Posted: July 22 2020
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bread is broken

On the morning of July 13, like most mornings, Stephen Jones’s laboratory in Mount Vernon, Wash., was suffused with the thick warm smell of baking bread. Jones walked me around the floor, explaining the layout. A long counter split the space down the middle. To the right was what Jones called ‘‘the science part,’’ a […]

Posted: November 18 2015
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plant breeding for local food systems

Abstract: The rapid growth and co-option of the local agriculture movement highlights a need to deepen connections to place-based culture. Selection of plant varieties specifically adapted to regional production and end-use is an important component of building a resilient food system. Doing so will facilitate a defetishization of food systems by increasing the cultural connection […]

Posted: November 14 2015
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baking and breaking bread

Baking Bread for a Sustainable Future by Chris Riedy, 2 August 2013. It’s raining lightly in Oslo as our procession makes its way past the gleaming white of the Opera House, jutting like a glacier over Oslo Fjord. I am following an artist, Eva Bakkeslett, on a strange journey to a kind of guerilla bakehouse. Colleagues […]

Posted: August 18 2013