August 2023

Ancient grains rising

Ancient grains grow beyond niche market


By Jeff Gelski

ELK RIVER, MINNESOTA, US — Ancient grains have gone mainstream, creating a greater need for efficient distribution, prevention of commingling and consumer promotions.

Speakers at an ancient grains conference hosted by the Northern Crops Institute July 25 at the Oliver Kelley Farm in Elk River discussed how the ancient grains category has grown in recent years and what strategies may keep it headed in the right direction.