A Kansas combine taking a break during wheat harvest. There are many farm machines used to grow your food

Did you visit a farm in your childhood? Maybe it was your grandparents’, with rolling green pastures and an old tractor that you had to turn the key “just right” and send up a prayer for it to fire up. Or maybe the only farm you’ve ever seen is one…

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Rolling pin in flour

EatWheat.org was created to connect people to the farmers who grow the wheat that’s used in the foods we eat. We share the stories of wheat farmers, including production practices and the process of how wheat is grown, transported, milled, baked and delivered to the grocery store and all across…

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Image: Wheat Foods Around the World and Down the Aisle.

No matter where you live in the world, wheat will probably be close by, since it is the most consumed grain in the world. This isn’t surprising since it can be grown in many climates and used in a variety of highly palatable and nutritious ways. Here are some examples…

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Image: Back of yeast container.

I got this text message on Friday from my daughter: What do we do when we get this kind of message? Of course I searched Pinterest for a “Day of the Dead” bread recipe. There’s a ton of them out there, and I didn’t have anise seed, so I chose one…

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Image: A Kernel of Wheat illustration.

Sometimes called the wheat berry, the kernel is the seed from which the wheat plant grows. Each tiny seed contains three distinct parts that are separated during the milling process to produce flour. Three Parts of the Wheat Kernel Endosperm About 83 percent of the kernel weight and the…

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Inage: Red Star Yeast.

It’s the monster in the back of beginning baker’s cupboards, it is the silent fear and doubt that keeps most of us from baking bread, and it is the dread of spending 3 hours working towards a delectable slice of homemade bread just to have the loaf come out of…

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All-purpose flour

I used to think that just throwing the flour sack in the cupboard would get the job done. I mean if the paper sack is good enough for the store, why shouldn’t it be sufficient for my pantry? Well, I was wrong. Depending on where you live and what type…

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