While our compilation is not comprehensive, the links below provide helpful suggestions for a place to begin your research. If you want to add a resource, please email us at FoodLab@tufts.edu.
Find a Mill:
Grinder Finder – Map and directory of mills across the U.S. and a few in Europe. All entries in this list sell or produce wheat berries, other grains, or flour and milled products from local farms. Amy Halloran – Amy Halloran is an author, change agent, and champion of regional grains. Her blog provides a list of mills organized by state. New American Stone Mills Directory – Listing of bakeries and mills in the U.S. and internationally that use a New American Stone Mill, organized by location.
A Thousand Bites of Bread – Blog written by Adrian Hale includes a directory of mills and some bakeries. Camas Country Mill, Junction City, OR
Existing Whole Grain Education and Marketing Efforts:
SNAP-Ed – Nutrition education classes for youth and adults based on the USDA nutrition guidelines, including the guidance to “make half your grains whole grains.” Funded by the USDA as part of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.
WIC – Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) is a USDA-funded program that offers supplemental foods, health care referrals, and nutrition education to low-income pregnant and postpartum women and children up to age 5. WIC-approved food choices include whole grain items.
National School Lunch Program – breakfast, lunch, and afterschool snacks must include grain-based foods made with 51% or more whole grains per the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010.
FoodCorps – elementary education offered in conjunction with school gardens.
Public Health Initiatives – public health non-profits, universities, and other groups may employ different tactics to educate their communities on whole grains. Some methods include community events, mobile teaching kitchens, and outreach to specific groups like sports teams or the elderly. The Tufts Food Lab and the Washington State University Bread Lab are two examples.
Corporations – companies like Quaker Oats, Archer Farms, and Mission Foods choose to market to health-conscious customers using the Whole Grain Stamp and declaring the quantity of whole grains in their packaged foods.