Originating in the 1920s, this hard-wheat has a rich and colourful history akin to its amber colour. This variety originates from the work of Nikolai Vavilov, a leader in the restoration of crop biodiversity in Russia.
Against the Grain Farms
“Whole Grains, Ancient Varieties, Locally Adapted”
Against the Grain Farms is the brainchild of Shelley Spruit, a chef and baker by trade and a fouth-generation Ontario grain farmer at heart. The farm launched in 2014 with the goal of selecting and trialling ancient cultivars of wheat and other heritage grains from around the world that could best adapt to our local climate.
Reflecting her professional philosophy, her careful selection brings the story of the ancient grains to the forefront while embracing the spirit of agricultural diversity. It is a retort to the dwindling diversity of seed stocks and our increasing global dependence on a few leading crops. Heritage grains offer a sustainable and wholesome food choice, while bridging the cultural and culinary gap between what we eat and what we grow.
Grown in Winchester, Ontario
All ATG products are non-GMO