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Help- how to buy grain direct from farmers

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Hi,

I like everyone else would like to start my own distillery. In am in the Oregon and Washington State area and I know WA requires a craft distillery to produce its product from at least 51% grain grown from within the state. Oregon doesn't have that requirement, but I would like to support local farmers, and the local economy, and purchase things like; corn, wheat, barley, rye, etc direct from local farmers in Oregon and/or Washington.

What I can't find is an easy way to do this. Can anyone help? How do you buy things like corn or wheat from a local farmer? Where? Is there a co-op or certain place/website I can go to to do this?

Thank you for your time!

John

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I would suggest you contact Great Western Malting. They're a large supplier with a location in Vancouver, WA and they have many suppliers in Washington and Oregon.

http://www.greatwesternmalting.com/

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If you talk with them and tell them you only want Washington grown grain they should be able to get it for you. Might take some minor finessing but I know several craft distilleries in the state are using them.

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