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Cascadia Grains Conference

Fifth Annual Cascadia Grains Conference

South Sound Community College, Olympa, WA

Palouse Heritage will be featured! Specifically, on Friday January 6th, Richard will be leading a hands-on "Historical Tasting" field trip: 

Bite into time and experience dishes of cultural significance to Cascadia natives and early settlers. In this two hour tasting event you will explore the complexities of grains grown in Thurston County and how they evolved within a unique socio-political landscape. Between 1820 – 1910 spelt, red soft wheat, emmer, and barley gave rise to hybridized commodity grains grown to fit the dynamic landscape of the Northwest.

You will sample specific heritage grains in unique dishes paired with historically accurate alcoholic beverages. From Fur-trade to the Pacific Railroad, your delicious journey will be guided by historian Dr. Richard Scheuerman and the South Puget Sound Community College Cateringteam, pairing small dishes using locally sourced ingredients with accompanying regional beer, wine and spirits. Must be 21+ to sign up. Space is very limited. REGISTER!

Registration for the hands-on field trip is at

More information about the Cascadia Grains Conference is available at

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