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We envision a world where local grain economies that are
good for people and good for the planet can thrive.

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Upcoming Events

March 13th
3-5PM

$50

All Experience Levels Welcome

Sourdough 101 & Incorporating Whole Grains

Presented By: Jim Amaral owner of Borealis Breads

A virtual workshop that will give you the tools and techniques for perfecting your sourdough bread at home. Whether you are just beginning the sourdough journey or are have been baking for some time and want to learn how to incorporate more whole grains into your bread, this workshop is for you!  More information coming soon.

Past Workshops

March 31st
4-6PM

$40

All Experience Levels Welcome

Sourdough Crackers

Join Jeff and Lisa Dec of Brazen Baking, a wholesale family baking operation in Rockport, ME., as they discuss and demonstrate sourdough cracker making.  They will share how and why they have come to add crackers to their baking lineup.  They will explore the grain types, varieties, and milling grades they use, with a focus on dough handling qualities and product texture.  Topics will include basic sourdough maintenance, approaches to culturing sourdough for crackers, and other strategies to incorporate whole grain nutrition into crackers. 

Our Current Programs

RARE & HERITAGE SEED RESTORATION

Our seed restoration project aims to restore rare and heritage variety grains by turning handfuls of carefully kept seed into commercially viable quantities for farms.

Grain & Baking Education

Our grain and baking education program provides live and online workshops, baking tips, free learning resources, videos, handbooks and more provided by experts in the field.

Supporting Grain Farms

The ability to handle and finish grain to meet top quality standards is critical on farms. This project will purchase equipment and demonstrate its best uses on seven farms throughout Maine.

Kneading Conference & Maine Artisan Bread Fair

The annual conference and fair held in Skowhegan, ME features two full days of intensive workshops on grain topics and hands-on baking experiences where participants rub elbows with the some of the world’s most acclaimed bakers & chefs. 

Grants

The MGA provides funds need-based technical assistance and equipment helping grain-based business owners secure economic opportunities. Most revently, the MGA has offered two rounds of Emergency Relief Funding in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Celebrate Our Incredible Grain Community and Remember All the Fun from Kneading Conferences of the Past

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