Community Grains limited edition Identity Preserved whole grain wheat pastas provide full information from seed to harvest to mill…to you! Surprisingly delicate texture with true wheat flavor. Made in small batches from recently harvested organically grown wheat from local small-scale farmers. Only available for a limited time. The 100 percent organic line of Identity Preserved wheat takes the company’s commitment to transparency to the next level by providing detailed information on the label about the breed or hybrid of wheat and variety used, where it was grown, when it was harvested, when and where the wheat was milled, and the type of milling wheel used.
Community Grains defines "whole grains" as the grain in its entirety–100% of the germ, bran and endosperm found in the grain, according to FDA guidelines . Beyond that standard, their flour has been milled without separating those three components at any point in the milling process, nor has anything been added. This is whole grain nutrition at its most basic and pure.
In the beginning, Community Grains interest was in Italian heritage varieties of corn for polenta and wheat for pasta. It was a simple idea: if grains were grown nearby, diners could have a richer experience, and make better food. That simple idea turned out to be a lot more complicated than they’d anticipated. Growing great food is an interdependent system: farmers need to assess what is best to grow for their area and how to grow it, as well as the different ways to manage soil. With grains, problems of storage, milling, and distribution are an additional consideration. And of course, home cooks, commercial producers, and bakers must be adequately informed of the new properties of these improved flours.
Community Grains aims to help rebuild a local grain economy in northern California. In addition to offering superior grains, they intend to provide an information-base for understanding grains, milling, and flour use. Community Grains aim to facilitate the development of local grains that are healthy and delicious, and educate by sharing information, forming relationships, and strengthening their local community in northern California through good food.