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The Grain Gathering

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Photos Martha Holmberg

Photos Martha Holmberg

The annual three day conference brings together professional and home bakers, maltsters, brewers, distillers, millers, farmers, wheat breeders, chefs, food writers, and entrepreneurs from around the world. Attendees choose among 40 workshops, panel discussions and demonstrations that explore a range of topics which may include matching wheat varieties to end products, the benefits of fresh milled flours, milling techniques, brewing and baking with non-commodity barleys, baking in a wood fired oven, starting a whole grain bakery on a budget, growing a regional grain network, the science of bread, haiku, food photography, and comparing flavors and functionalities in a variety of wheats and other grains.

All levels of baking ability are welcome! The individual registration fee is $450 and the corporate fee is $950 and includes dinner on Thursday, breakfast, lunch and dinner on Friday, and breakfast and lunch on Saturday, as well as optional field trips Saturday afternoon.

We will email notification when registration for the 2017 conference opens.  If you would like to be informed you can sign up for emails here:

To become a Grain Gathering sponsor or for more information:


Earlier Event: June 6
Rice Market & Technology Convention
Later Event: September 8
Fiera del Riso (Rice Fair)