Our heritage sorghum is a great option for sweet breakfast porridge. It can be cooked whole or it can be cracked. Sorghum can also be cooked savory, as one would millet or rice. In fact, these three grains cooked together make for a delicious and very nutritious grain dish with layers of flavor and texture. The sorghum takes about 90 minutes to cook, while the millet takes 60 minutes and rice takes 50 minutes. Cooking them together for about an hour makes for a grain dish with layers of flavor and texture. Sorghum can also be popped, yielding something looking like very white miniature popcorn, rather called popghum - a beautiful addition to salads.
Sorghum plays a crucial role in the diversity required to build sustainable, economically-viable small-grain farming systems. The fact that sorghum is drought-tolerant also makes it a key player in response to extreme and changing weather patterns which farmers must contend with. Wheat cannot stand on its own. The over-wintering wheat, rye and barley are popular, as we all know. But something must grow during the other parts of the year, namely during the heat of the summer. Buckwheat, corn, millet, sorghum, and dry beans are those summer crops. These winter and summer crops work together to create a diverse rotation and an economically viable means of production… as long as people carry the diversity to their plates!
VARIETY: Martin Milo - a Heritage Variety that emerged from the ravaged fields of Texas during the Dust Bowl
QUALITIES: nutty sweet flavor, gluten-free
SUITABLE FOR: gluten-free breads, quick breads, crackers, pancakes, muffins, and cookies
Meet-up happens in the parking lot. I will call you if the ETA changes, but expect to be available to meet-up 30 minutes earlier or later than the noted ETA. I will also add a one time $30 bag fee to your first order so that we can interchange between two bags.
Next Step Produce (Newburg, MD)
PICKUP DAY AND HOURS: Both Saturday and Tuesday pickups are available as of 9 am. You are welcome to pickup at your convenience any time or day after that.
IF THIS IS YOUR FIRST TIME PICKING UP FROM THIS LOCATION:
You deserve a new customer orientation! Upon placing your first order for pickup from this location, please provide your requested day and time for your first-time pickup in the comments section provided. We will send you an email to confirm or reschedule. After your new customer orientation, you will be self-sufficient!
Wakefield Hall Apartment (Washington DC)
PICKUP DAY AND HOURS: Tuesdays, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm.
There is a half-circle driveway where you can short-term park. You will be provided with a code to enter the apartment building.
IF THIS IS YOUR FIRST TIME PICKING UP FROM THIS LOCATION: Please make note of that in the comments section upon placing your order. I will provide you with the code to enter the apartment building, and I will also add a one time $30 bag fee to your first order so that we can interchange between two bags.
UPON PICKUP: Your NSP bag will be waiting for you in the lobby. Take it and leave your payment in an envelope, dropping it through the slot of the office door next to the lobby (up a couple steps and to the left as you enter). At your following order, bring back the bag, leaving it in place of your new one.
Zen and Vitality with Zoa (LaPlata, MD)
PICKUP DAY AND HOURS:
Saturday pickups by appointment 9:30 am - 1:30 pm.
Tuesday pickups by appointment 8:30 am - 6:30 pm.