Blue Tinge Ethiopian berries available in Northern California
I have next to my desk a 50 lb. sack of organic Blue Tinge Ethiopian hard wheat I got today from a grower in Capay, near Esparto, Northern California. Last Sunday I was searching the California Certified Organic Farmers website for growers nearby who had wheat berries. There were several East of me in the Sacramento Valley. So out went a few emails and the next day a grower named Fritz Durst replied:
Yes I grow organic hard red wheat, a variety called "Ethiopian Blue Tinge". The protein is 16% and a 50# bag is $25 fob.
Today I had some spare time, so we went out to his farm and got a nice bag of beautiful berries. He isn't a retail farmer, but said he 'wanted to get it out there' so I was happy to buy. No way is he equipped to sell mail order, and I doubt he could handle small amounts, but with 50 lbs, there's plenty for my friends. One of his workers said they have about 8,000 lbs. It was harvested two months ago.
His email is firstname.lastname@example.org
I can't wait to try this stuff . . . as soon as my little Retsel hand mill arrives, if ever!