Organic, Local Buckwheat Groats
Next Step Produce's buckwheat groats are the hulled seeds of buckwheat plant. Unrelated to wheat, these gluten-free groats feed like a grain with the added boon of high protein content. The flavor is nutty and reminiscent of herbal tea.
Buckwheat groats are a great addition to soups and salads - such a fun mouth texture because of their pyramid-like shape.
This one pound bag has cooking instructions! Store in a dry cool place.
Next Step Produce is a certified organic farm in Maryland that is “Committed to Growing Nourishing Food in Harmony with Nature" through soil-building, nutrient-density, and a diverse plant-based farming system. We met farmers Heinz, Gabrielle, and their daughters in the early days of Number 1 Sons.
They are quite the pioneers in the Mid-Atlantic farming community. Their greenhouse and grain-drying process is powered by a high-efficiency wood-burning furnace, with wood sourced by selective low-grading right from their property. They have specialized equipment from Japan so they can grow and process rice, grains and beans - things that normally aren't grown in our region! You may have eaten their foods at Seylou Bakery or A Rake's Progress :)