Our Mission

Through deep relationships with farmers and the power of delicious, sustainably grown whole grains, we aim to restore a vibrant local grain economy in California — improving the health of our community and our environment in a big way.

The bold flavors, aromas, and wholesome goodness of locally grown whole grains were once commonplace in our agrarian past — they were nearly lost a century ago due to commodification and industrial milling. We’ve teamed up with renowned local farmers, millers, bakers, chefs, and cooks like you to break from convention and create a production cycle that values flavor, nutrition, and transparency over efficiency — and restoring a vibrant local grain economy to California.

For us, it all starts with working closely with our farmers. By forging deep ties with them, and staying connected to their planting cycles, we help bring the flavors and that freshness of whole grains back to the table again, and push the local grain movement forward. We couldn’t be prouder of the results.

OUR VALUES

100% WHOLE GRAIN

What’s “whole” grain? According to the USDA, only 51% of a product needs to be whole grain for it to be labelled as whole grain! Misleading, right? We’re committed to 100% whole grains, milled intact and unsifted. If we sift out any of the good-for-you bits (the bran and germ), it’s no more than 3% (industry standard is 10% and often much more) and we will always let you know.

TRANSPARENT SUPPLY CHAIN

Transparency is at the heart of what we do. We work closely with our farm partners to build a supply chain that allows us to know how our grains were grown — preserving their identity and provenance. We tell the story of how our grain came to your table with our 23 Points of IdentityTM — 23 pieces of information our farmers and millers share with you.

GROWN WITH INTEGRITY

Good farming and healthy soil are the key to a more resilient food system. That’s why we work with farmers who adopt a regenerative approach to cultivating their land – and we work with them as equals. With environmental stressors increasing, there’s never been a better time to empower farmers as agents of change.

CRAFTED FOR TASTE

We thoughtfully pair grain varieties with their end use to come up with the perfect match. Just like the care put into the harvest, the wheat’s nuanced characteristics are enhanced by the hands of our venerable foodmakers. Our products are made in small batches using time-honored techniques. Shop our products.

Stay in the Loop

A Video from PBS: “Wheat or White?”

A beautiful and educational film from the PBS series Lexicon of Sustainability, about why we love nutritious, delicious whole grains and why Identity Preserved is so important to us!