SUPPORTING THE GRAIN COMMUNITY SINCE 2007
The Wonderful World of Spelt:
With Allison Reid and Cortnie Curran
of Scratch Baking Co.
June 19th, 2023
Location: Scratch Bread Kitchen
South Portland, ME
During this 5 hour class class will take you through how to utilize one of the world’s most ancient grains in various applications. During our time together we will demonstrate a 100% spelt pan loaf, a base cookie recipe that you will be able to adapt to your own preferences, and a spelt cracker recipe.
The Kneading Conference
July 26th-28th, 2023
A one of a kind event and going strong since 2007, the Kneading Conference brings together grainiacs and bread buffs from all over the country. Farmers, professional and home bakers, brewers, chefs, cooks, grain researchers, maltsters, food entrepreneurs, and wood-fired oven enthusiasts gather to educate one another about the art and science of growing and milling grains, baking artisan breads, and brewing delicious beer.
The Maine Artisan Bread Fair
Saturday, July 29th, 2023
9 a.m. to 3 p.m
Skowhegan State Fairgrounds
Free! Everyone is invited, and we encourage you to bring your family and friends to enjoy
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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.
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.
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