Grain Grower Pledge
Quality malt starts with high-performing grain growers. Please read the information below about how we're working to connect growers to emerging craft malt demand across three regions of interest. Use the pledge form to indicate your willingness to get behind us and we'll be in touch ASAP. If you have questions prior to submitting the form, give a shout at firstname.lastname@example.org
Salmon-Safe certified, Northwest-grown, AMBA approved, 2-Row malting barley contracts starting at $250/ton. Additional premiums paid for agronomically quirky grains and above-and-beyond conservation work. Alaska and Southwest pricing to be established based on cost of production.
We currently have three Northwest growers, in Walla Walla, Athena, and Silverton. They have been hugely supportive, we love them, and they're growing a combined 150-200 acres per year. Nevertheless, we anticipate that our Northwest malting hub in Walla Walla will require an increase in contracted acreage for 2019 and beyond. We're actively seeking new growers and new locales to help fill this need, as we simultaneously work to rally demand from Northwest malt buyers.
Mainstem Alaska is still in concept stage. In July, 2018, we traveled around the state to meet with a sampling of potential collaborators in this project. The positive feedback we received throughout the supply chain was very encouraging. We're interested in moving forward and are actively seeking seasoned grain growers to pledge their acreage to the cause, as we simultaneously work to rally demand from Alaskan malt buyers.
Mainstem Southwest is still in concept stage, but is a natural next step for a growing Mainstem. If you're an irrigated grain grower in the American Southwest and are interested in farm friendly, market-based solutions to water conservation, please do get in touch.