Yesterday, I met a true American hero! I spent the day with Andrea Hazzard on her farm in Pecatonica, Il. She is a 5 foot tall bundle of energy who grows (and harvests) grain for bakeries in Illinois and beyond.
She has been a farmer all her life (along with her brothers and dad) and wants to keep the traditions of farming alive for generations to come. She is researching and growing ancient grains (from Russia, Turkey and many other countries)
and working with some bakeries in Chicago (most notably Hewn in Evanston, Il. ) to produce some of the best bread on the planet. Her commitment to the land and the future is heartwarming and needs to be brought to the attention of the people that are buying that great bread!!