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Registration open for Kneading Conference West in Mount Vernon

Jul 12th, 2011 | Category: News

MOUNT VERNON –  Kneading Conference West, based on the design of the original Kneading Conference held annually in Skowhegan, Maine, will be held Sept. 15-17 in Mount Vernon and features a number of presenters, clinics, tours and information about local grains and strengthening local food systems. The registration fee prior to August 1 is $250. Home bakers, commercial bakers, farmers, millers, food-lovers and others interested in local grains are invited. Attendees can tour Breadfarm, a local artisan bakery in Bow, and the Fairhaven Flour Mill, the state’s only organic flour mill, now located in Arlington. In addition, participants will learn how to incorporate grains in small farms and large gardens, among other information. The keynote presentations on Thursday and Friday evenings will be free and open to the public. Dr. Stephen Jones will address “The Re-Decentralization of Wheat Systems: Kicking the Commodity Habit,” and Jeffrey Hamelman will share “From a Baker’s Point of View: Accomplishments & Challenges.”  The full schedule, registration information and other details are available online at kneadingconferencewest.com/.

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