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Skagit Valley grains making worldwide impact


August 2, 2017

The world’s wheat and barley enthusiasts, professionals and hobbyists alike, flocked to the 2017 Grain Gathering at Washington State University’s Bread Lab food campus last week.

Over 300 people from 23 states and seven countries spent three days at the Port of Skagit to hear, see and taste the progress researchers and scientists are making turning Skagit Valley grains into feedstock for artisanal producers. They also sampled freshly made breads, beers, bagels and more.

The significance of the 7th annual Grain Gathering, held this year in the Bread Lab’s new home, can hardly be estima...

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