Common Grain Alliance and FRESHFARM are joining forces to bring local grains and pantry staples to DC area customers. Through the Grain Stand and Grain Share, our goal is to help grow and sustain the businesses of farmers, millers, bakers, and grain artisans in the Mid-Atlantic region. Participation is open to all, including the option to pay with SNAP/EBT at a reduced rate. Here’s how we’re getting the grains to you:
- Grain Share: A weekly curated selection of grains, pasta, grits, rice, and much more that can be picked up at select markets or delivered to your door. As part of FRESHFARM’s Market Share offered through the Pop Up Food Hub program, customers can sign up to receive one Mid-Atlantic grain product each week, along with information about the producer and recipes to make the local grain flavors shine.
- Grain Stand: At select FRESHFARM farmers markets, a variety of grains & pantry staples from Common Grain Alliance members are offered alongside recipes and educational resources. Visit the Stand and chat with our Grain Specialists, who can point you to a new kind of flour, bean, pasta, or other local grain ingredient to try out at home.
Featured Farmers & Producers:
Deep Roots Milling – Miller (Roseland, VA)
Fiddlers Green Farm – Farmer (Taneytown, MD)
Foggy Mountain Pasta* – Pasta Maker (Lorton, VA)
Grapewood Farm – Farmer (Montross, VA)
Hanging Rock Hay & Grain – Farmer (Lovetsville, VA)
Next Step Produce – Farmer (Newburg, MD)
Purple Mountain Grown* – Farmer (Takoma Park, MD)
Savage Acres Farm – Farmer (Dickerson, MD)
*These farmers and producers are part of the FRESHFARM network and sell at our markets outside of the grain stand.