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Tuv Ha’Aretz Farm Offers Locally-Grown Wheat

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Yes, that’s right. We Californians are blessed in many ways to get locally-grown food easily, but wheat does not usually fall into that category. But Eatwell Farm, which provides Berkeley’s Tuv Ha’Aretz chapter, is now offering wheat berries at the Ferry Building Farmer’s Market in San Francisco. Consumers can actually grind their own berries to make flour. Check it out here.

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4 Responses to “Tuv Ha’Aretz Farm Offers Locally-Grown Wheat”

  1. meghan Says:

    Hey, this is not really related to locally grown wheat, but this is something that really bothered me.

    http://www.thekneadforbread.co.....lah-bread/

    That is a blog post about challah bread, without a single mention that it is Jewish, including the line “The Challah has been enjoyed around the world, usually for special occasion like Christmas and Baptisms.”

    I made a point to leave a comment about the origins of challah, only to have my comment deleted and receive an e-mail from the blog author, basically telling me I was wrong. I’m not Jewish, but I’m not stupid. I’m not sure if it merits drawing attention to, but I figured I would pass it along.

  2. meg wolff Says:

    You do get a lot of wonderful locally grown in California. Great that you can also get wheat and mill it yourself. What more could you ask for?!

  3. Leah Koenig Says:

    That’s a strange story, Meghan. I just left a similar comment, which hopefully will make it up on the site! Out of curiosity, what arguments did the author email you saying that you were wrong?

    For folks looking to grinding their own flour: http://www.pleasanthillgrain.com/

  4. Leah Says:

    Leah, thank you so much for your comment. I’m glad you thought my Challah bread was beautiful.

    There really was no reason for me not mentioning the Jewish origin of the Challah bread. To be perfectly honest I really thought that most people understood that Challah bread was Jewish.

    In writing my blog I try to tell my own personal experiences why I made the bread or how it tastes even some things they can do with the bread ( for instance making French toast out of the Challah ).

    Most bakeries here in Canada make Challah bread and it is sold throughout the year. Not just during Jewish or Christian Holidays. It’s not surprising as it’s a really tasty bread and I am finding more and more people making challah bread at Christmas time.

    It’s wonderful to see traditions from other cultures becoming family tradition of other countries and religions. It really goes to show how small the world has become. By no means am I stating that Challah bread is not Jewish. I’m only talking about my own personal experiences. Which is exactly what a blog is meant to be.

    I would like to also point out the reason I deleted the comment by Meghan and my response. Was because I didn’t want to turn my comment page into a negative thing and I thought the way she commented was … well not in a very nice tone and I thought it was uncalled for.

    Thank you once again for visiting to my little part of the world wide web Leah and I hope to see you again. Have a wonderful day and God bless!

    Chuck

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