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Grain: Keystone of the Food Revolution.  

We grow from the ground up, with your help.

What we do: The Washington State University Bread Lab and Grain Gathering bring together an international and diverse group of people whose common interest is non-commodity grains – growing them sustainably, milling and malting them, and turning them into delicious and nourishing breads, pastries, pastas and brews.

In the Bread Lab wheat breeders, chefs and bakers analyze the flavors and characteristics of hundreds of wheat varietals that are grown on WSU’s experimental fields and local farms in beautiful Skagit Valley. Working with select harvests, resident baker Jonathan Bethony McDowell develops formulas and techniques to produce craft breads, pastas and other products that demonstrate the exceptional appeal and nutritional benefits of fresh milled whole grains.

The Grain Gathering furthers craft baking and sustainable small scale grain cultivation by connecting The Bread Lab scientists and other leaders in the non-commodity movement with a range of farmers, millers, bakers and policy makers.

Please join our community of wheat breeders, farmers, millers, bakers, chefs, brewers, maltsters, entrepreneurs and pioneers who are changing the way we think about grains.  By becoming a sponsor of The Grain Gathering and The Bread Lab you can help support scholarships and educational programming.  It all helps, from $10 to purchase an ingredient for a student workshop to a million to build a new, expanded Food & Bread Lab.  Thank you!

At certain levels of contribution we offer promotional advantages to our sponsors.  Please let us know if you would like more information.

Washington State University is a 501c3 organization and your contribution may be tax deductible.  

Please contact Wendy Hebb for more information.
Cell: 207-620-0697.