- Ancient Grains originated in the Fertile Crescent.
- These ancient grains from the Fertile Crescent now grow and are processed by Arizona farm families.
- Why? Because Arizona’s climate mimics the Fertile Crescent’s climate.
- A fourth-generation farmer and owner of Sossaman Farms in Queen Creek, Arizona, Steve Sossaman explain that central Arizona is host to prime farming conditions for these special grains.
- Now, around a dozen varieties grow throughout Arizona for specialty markets including, specialty foods and local brews.
- One example of an ancient grain grown in Arizona is Farro, or Jesus Wheat, is thought to be a 2,000-year-old grain!
- Arizona’s warm climate and soil provide the perfect terroir for ancient grains.
- Plus, the deep roots of ancient grains allow farmers to pull nutrients and long-forgotten flavors from Arizona’s unique soil!
- The Sossaman family has a passion for farming and is excited about the new wave of interest in ancient grains.
- The Sossamans have a special formula for knowing what the next innovation or wave in farming will be. But you’ll have to listen to the Rosie on the House radio broadcast (below and commercial-free) to find out.
10 Wow Moments While Listening to the Sossaman Generational Farm Family on Rosie on the House