• February 20, 2024 1 min read

    In the midst of the pandemic young farmer Rachel Britten took over the Mendocino Grain Project from the retiring founder. The Grain Project began in 2009 in an effort to provide this rural Northern California community with healthy grains and local food security. 

    Mendocino Grain Project proudly grows 29 acres of heirloom grains and legumes in Redwood Valley and they collaborate with other area farmers to bring fresh, locally grown staple crops to your table. They mill in small batches on their granite stone mill in North Ukiah. Always fresh, always 100% whole grain.

    They are committed to pursuing the most ecologically sound farming choices they can make. All of their delicious, non-gmo grains are grown without herbicides or pesticides and they fertilize the soil with careful cover cropping practices and occasional compost.

    "Currently, we are on the ever shifting journey to minimize how often and how much we disturb our soil (also known as conservation tillage)," says Rachel. "Our practices are ever-evolving and soil health is our guiding light. For us, healthy soil means healthy plants and we like that!"