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Organic Winter Rye

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  Spring or Fall Planted

Rye is unusual among grains for the high level of fiber in its endosperm – not just in its bran.

Because of this, rye products generally have a lower glycemic index than products made from wheat and most other grains, making it especially healthy for diabetics.

Rye Berries can be cooked as a whole grain, a hearty breakfast cereal or ground in your own mill for the freshest rye flour available.

Rye can also be sprouted to use in salads and on sandwiches.

Rye makes some of the most nutritional flour.

It is higher in fiber than other types of common bread and is darker in color and stronger in flavor.

Rye is perfect for a pumpernickel bread loaf or robust peasant breads.

When planted in the fall, Winter Rye establishes quickly, providing lush green cover through the winter, offering producers erosion and weed control while building organic matter in the soil.

Winter Rye can also be used when fall planting is needed for temporary pasture.

When planted in the spring, Winter Rye can be used as a cover crop or for green manure.

Simple threshing techniques:

Quinoa Growing Instructions

With it's origins in the high Andean plateau, quinoa is best adapted to cooler climates, but will grow in almost any moderate climate.  Keep in mind that those with hot summers may have reduced yields.  Quinoa doesn't like it's roots wet so make sure the soil doesn't stay inundated with water.  Plant 1/2 to 1" deep (depending on soil moisture) into a well prepared seed bed in late spring.  Space plants 3-4" apart on 24" rows for a single-headed crop.  For maximum yield, space plants 12" apart on 24" rows for multi branched plants.  Keep the soil moist while germinating.  
Quinoa spends it's first few weeks developing roots, so be vigilant to keep the soil weeded, or weeds can quickly take over a plot. Once the plants start to mature, the seeds will mature from the top of the plant down, allowing for an extended harvest.  If you wait until the whole plant is mature, the top seeds can shatter and be lost, so it's best to harvest the seed heads as they mature from the top down.  
Thresh into a clean bucket or garbage can by hitting the seed head against the side, or rubbing the seed head between gloved hands.  Quinoa contains a saponin coating that will need to be rinsed off before eating.  Before eating, soak the seeds for a few minutes, and then place the seeds into a colander under running water until no more foam forms.  
Quinoa seeding rate is about 10/lb per acre with yields normally between 1,000-3,000 lb per acre
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