High Marks for the Millet Project

Millet-growingPerhaps you already know that millets are gluten free and contain more protein, minerals, vitamins, and fiber than wheat, corn, or rice. Visit The Millet Project at the UC Gill Tract Farm to see millets growing, meet the farmers and UC Berkeley researchers involved in the project, and taste millet beer, chips, and bread. Millets are a particularly good choice in California because they grow with less water than most other grains. The researchers and students who developed the project are eager to promote lesser-known grains as a way to diversify our food system. When you visit, you can pick up millet seeds to plant and recipes to try at home. Free. Info and RSVP: here

You can support The Millet Project through a crowdfunding campaign: here

The Millet Project Exhibit
Sunday September 11, noon–5pm
UC Gill Tract Community Farm
San Pablo Ave & Marin Ave, Albany

Read our summer 2016 story about other traditional grains like buckwheat, sorghum, and teff: here

Photos courtesy of The Millet Project