View The Share Customizing Demo
Actual customizing links go out early December. The module below shows the complete list of crops with descriptions and photos and allows you to play with a demonstration customizing form so you can see how customizing works!
Meet the Farmers
Happy Wetness Everyone! I've been out in the corn fields in Hadley taking photos for the book and the Gazette ran a story last week about the forthcoming book. If you have a copy of this please send me a photo of it as I have not been able to get my hands on a copy....
Our farm is located in the bread basket of the Northeast – Linneus, Maine in Aroostook County. Locals and Maine afficianados know this unspoiled region as “The County.” It’s where thousands of acres of farmland that sits beneath the most glorious, clear skies one can...
Stan White and his family have been farming been farming organically in the beautiful hills of Hardwick Massachusetts for over 25 years. Stan began growing wheat and Barley when he encountered the idea of 1000ft beer and thought it was a brilliant idea. Ever since...
Alan Zuchowski has been growing for the Heritage Grain Share Since 2008! He is now certified organic and and grows 5 types of grain for the share each year. Red Lammas Wheat Nothstine Dent Corn Popcorn Plymouth Flint corn Black Turtle Beans From Farm to Field Alan has...
The Heritage Grain Share
A new model for Community Supported Agriculture!
While vegetable “Farm Shares” or CSA’s began in the 1980’s and have blossomed into a profusion of opportunities for farmers and consumers alike to buy the highest quality vegetables, many of us have asked “what about the rest of our foods, like grains, meats, fruits, and preserves?
In 2008 I decided to tackle one of the missing pieces of our burgeoning local food system to make more opportunities available to farmers and consumers. The Heritage Grain Share was born and we’ve been growing, grinding, popping, and cooking up a storm ever since!
With 5 types of heritage and ancient wheat, 5 types of heirloom beans, popcorn, oats (rolled, steel cut, and whole), cornmeal, 7 stone ground flour options, and more, this share is unlike anything you can get at the grocery store!
Each year we provide our members with the highest quality heirloom and heritage, organically grown grains, flours, and beans from our farms. We take great pride in creating a community-based model where we have long lasting relationships with our members and our farmers. Connecting the two is our mission!
Grown on small sustainable farms, our shares are fresher, tastier, and healthier than anything you can find in a store! Supporting our local farms is environmentally sustainable, keeps our food dollars circulating in the local economy (instead of overseas corporate bank accounts) and enriches the lives of the farmers and consumers by creating a connection between the two!
What Our Members Are Saying
These are just a few examples of the overwhelmingly positive experiences our members report!
I've been making your cool control whole wheat bread ever since you shared the recipe. It is indeed foolproof, and it is outstanding! Never before have I had success with 100% whole wheat bread and I tried for years. Thank you so much!...
...I made this loaf of rye bread per your instructions and it is outstanding!
Thanks to you, at last I am able to make
consistently excellent 100% whole grain breads.
Now I hope it will be possible to change my 2016 grain CSA from a half share to a full share. I will go the website later on and try to do that.
Many thanks again!
Grinding wheat berries and other grains to bake with has been part of our lifestyle for many years. When Ben started the PVGH CSA, we jumped at the opportunity to buy wheat that was locally grown. Now, we’ve experimented with the different varieties of wheat available from PVGH, and we have learned what our favorites are for biscuits, cookies, crumble, crusts, etc. The quality is phenomenal, and each year the distribution process has provided increased flexibility of choice. Thank you, PVHG; keep it up!
As someone who chooses not to eat wheat, I've gotten a lot of value out of the grain share.
Most of the baking I do is with the oats, buckwheat and corn from the share, which I grind into flour. I'm very happy with the results.
The variety of beans available is wonderful and the popcorn is always a highlight for me.