I know it sounds strange, but I want
to know a farm, even a small one, that I can pass by with
my car, stop and buy a sack or two of wheat.
We live in Long Island, New York, and often travel around;
for example, last weekend we visited Longwood Gardens. It
Anyway, for our next-month trip I would like to take my family
to anyplace in the state of Pennsylvania and just want to
know if you know of any farm that I can just stop my car,
go in say “hi,” take a few bills out and carry
a sack of wheat into my car. The reason is that I feel that
if I put a small quantity of seeds in my blender, I am getting
the best whole-wheat flour money can buy.
Thank you very much,
Much of this will depend on the time of year. Most wheat
growers in the state of Pennsylvania grow wheat that is harvested
in mid-July. Most conventional farmers will sell their wheat
straight from the field to a broker or elevator. In other
words, they don't keep it at their farm. Most organic farmers
will have some grain storage on their farm, since their product
must be kept separate from conventionally grow crops. As such,
they may have some on hand to sell you by the sack.
You are right in saying that this is the best way to get
wholesome grains (though you will have better luck with a
food mill or a mill attachment on a food processor than with
a blender). I would suggest you locate an organic grain farmer
New Farm Locator or through www.paorganic.org.
In fact, if you stop by here in mid July or August we'd be
glad to sell you some ourselves. (Click
here for directions.)