Inland Northwest Artisan Grains Podcast: Unpacking the Grain Shed

Inland Northwest Artisan Grains Podcast: Unpacking the Grain Shed

The Inland Northwest Artisan Grains Podcast chronicles the emergence of landrace, heritage, and other unique grains in the local food landscape. Join us as we talk to farmers, millers, bakers, and brewers about their journey into the world of artisan grains. This podcast is hosted by Ali Schultheis, podcast coordinator with University of Idaho Extension, and Colette DePhelps, Area Extension Educator in University of Idaho Extension's Northern District.The views and opinions expressed in the Inland Northwest Artisan Grains podcast series are those of the podcast guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of University of Idaho Extension.

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June 8, 2022 32 min

On this episode of Field to Flour, we sit down with Jill Severson, owner and baker at Bluebird Bakery in Sandpoint, ID. We talk about the resiliency of small businesses, challenges in distribution, and how to keep staff happy.

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On this episode of Field to Flour, we chat with Kit Schumann from Sea Wolf Bakers in Seattle, WA about his journey into bakery ownership, why consistent flour is important, and how others can start experimenting with local flour.

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On this episode of Field to Flour, we talk with Kevin Morse, CEO and co-founder of Cairnspring Mills in Skagit Valley, WA. Join us as we discuss the intricacies involved with building a regional mill and the power of community.

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On this episode of "Field to Flour" we are joined by Joni Kindwall-Moore from Snacktivist Foods in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. This conversation is centered around Snacktivist's mission to increase the biodiversity of our agricultural lands, diversify people's diets, and the challenges and opportunities associated with building artisan grain supply chains for alternative grain crops.

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On this episode of Field to Flour we talk with Angela Kora, owner and bakery manager at Ethos Bakery and Café in Tri-Cities, WA. Join us as Angela chronicles the evolution of Ethos as it is today and how change makers are paving the way for the development of local and regional grain economies.

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Join us for Episode 7 of Field to flour, where we talk to Garrett and Jessica Moon of Moon Family Farm in Horse Heaven, WA. Follow along as we discuss implementing regenerative practices on their third-generation dryland grain farm and their transition from commodity to local and regional markets.

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Join us as we continue our conversation with Sage Dilts and Nathan Hodges from Barn Owl Bakery and Steve Lillestol from Island Grist on Lopez Island about choosing and baking with locally adapted artisan grains.


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Join us for Episode 5 of Field to Flour, where we talk with Steve Lillestol of Island Grist, and Nathan Hodges and Sage Dilts of Barn Owl Bakery and Grayling Farm on Lopez Island, WA. Steve, Nathan, and Sage work together to source, grow, and process grain into fresh-milled flour that is used by Nathan and Sage to make delicious breads and pastries at Barn Owl Bakery.

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On this episode of Field to Flour, we talk with Missy LeDuc, co-owner of The Mazama Store in north central Washington. The store sells locally sourced retail products and houses an artisan bakery that uses mill-to-order flour from Bluebird Grain Farms, in Winthrop, Washington.


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On episode 3 of "Field to Flour" we talk with Brooke Lucy from Bluebird Grain Farms. Brooke and her husband Sam started Bluebird Grain Farms in 2004 after Sam's land reclamation work and realizing that there were few options for Washingtonians to buy locally produced, organic flour. Through their farm and mill, they offer whole grain berries, freshly milled flour, and mills to their community and regional markets.


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In episode 2 of "Field to Flour," we talk with Phillip Massey, baker and owner of Bread Riot Bakehouse in Salt Lake City, UT. Phillip has used flour from Hillside Grain from it's genesis and is an advocate for using fresh-milled flour. Join us as Phillip describes his journey into baking full time with local grains.


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Welcome to the first episode of "Field to Flour" where we talk with Brett Stevenson, owner of Hillside Grain in Sun Valley, ID. Listen along as Brett shares her story of discovering and incorporating artisan grain varieties and milling into her family's grain operation.

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December 29, 2021 3 min

Welcome to season 2, Field to Flour! This season, we explore the world of farm-fresh flour and how this value-added product is transforming farms, bakeries, and marketplaces in the region.


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October 7, 2020 51 min

In this final episode of the “Unpacking the Grain Shed” series, we speak with Dan Barber, chef and co-owner of Blue Hill, Blue Hill at Stone Barns in New York, and author of The Third Plate, Kevin Murphy, director of the Sustainable Seed Systems Lab at Washington State University in Pullman, WA, Amy Halloran, author and activist from Troy, NY, and Don Scheuerman, co-founder of Palouse Heritage and The Grain Shed.  In this episode w...

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September 22, 2020 42 min

What is it like to have a neighborhood bakery and brewery?  On this episode, we will hear from Beth Robinette, Andrew Luzmore, Ame Evey, and Toby Carroll all devoted patrons, employees, and partners with The Grain Shed.

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September 8, 2020 43 min

This week we are joined by three malters and brewers; Joel Williamson from LINC Malt and the Grain Shed, Teddy Benson from The Grain Shed, and Thomas Croskrey from Emrys Fermentation. Listen in as the three discuss their background in brewing and the unique processes required for brewing with landrace grains.



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Join us for a conversation with baker and farmer Bram Yoffie from Amity, OR and Shaun Duffy from The Grain Shed in Spokane, WA.  Both are distinguished bakers and are excited to share the intricacies, joys and challenges of bread baking with landrace grains.

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August 12, 2020 53 min

This week on “Unpacking the Grain Shed,” we will break down what it means to be vertically integrated.  Don Scheuerman, co-owner of The Grain Shed and Palouse Heritage in Endicott, WA, and, Luke Black, founder of Lone Mountain Farms in Athol, ID explain how vertical integration impacts the bottom line and makes cultivating landrace grains and brewing craft beer viable enterprises.

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On this episode of "Unpacking the Grain Shed" we sit down with Don Scheuerman, co-owner of Palouse Heritage, as well as three farmers he contracts out with to grow landrace grains.  Joe Delong of Delong farms, Neil Appel of Appel Prairie Farms, and Jon Heglar of Heritage Farms share their experience cultivating landrace grains while building up their soil.

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In this bonus episode, Glenn Roberts, Don Scheuerman, and Richard Scheuerman discuss the implications of the COVID-19 virus on the local food movement and on people's relationships with food and family.

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