Reply To: WK3: Finding Your Grains


I would define a landrace grain, or any landrace variety as something that has been cultivated in a specific place for a very long time. Over time the people that live and frequent the area where the grain is growing establish relations with the grain and may even select for qualities that are favorable to their pallets or embody traits of cultural and culinary significance. A landrace grain is closely tied to the land and the people who steward it.