Organic Barley Berries

Organic Barley Berries

Next Step Produce

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$5.75

**NOT available for Market Pickup**

As it grows in the fields, barley is a particularly handsome, stout-looking grain.  In the pot, it provides a hearty chewiness to many a soup and grain salads.

Hull-less barley means no hull to remove, which means no denaturing of the berry, which means fully intact, viable seed, and wholly nutritious for the end user. This 1 lb bag of barley berries is ready for your whole grain cooking adventures!

Cooking barley berries is very simple. For every 1 cup of barley berries, use 3 cups of water or broth. Cook on the stove for about 45 minutes.

We love cooking up a batch of barley berries to toss into salads, often a kale base with a very garlicky dressing.

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're 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 :)