Price: $5.89

Hard Amber Wheat Fusilli by Community Grains
The helical fusilli shape ("spindles" in Italian) is traditionally made by hand. The first machine fusilli was made in 1924. This 100% whole grain, conventionally-grown pasta is made of hard wheat, grown and milled in California. 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.

Item 8834

Size: 14 ounces