Reply To: WK2: Growing Heritage Grains

Linda DeWitt

I live in North Idaho, in a region known as the Palouse- one of the largest wheat growing regions in the country.  My grandfather farmed 100 acres, usually wheat and peas.  I now live on a section of the original farm.  The farmland was in CRP for awhile but is now being leased by a local farmer.  He has grown wheat, peas, and garbanzos.

I discovered that my grandfather grew mostly Jenkins Club wheat and I hope to research that further.  I have found some references in old USDA books and some old newspapers but no great detail.  I plan to speak to my uncle who is a long time wheat grower and also to the farmer who is currently growing here- I want to know what wheat variety he grows.  Stay tuned!!