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The Mendocino Grain Project and Ridgewood Ranch Farm Tour

June 15 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm


Farm Tour: The Mendocino Grain Project and Ridgewood Ranch

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Please join us for a tour of the Mendocino Grain Project in Ukiah followed by a tour and picnic lunch at Ridgewood Ranch.

Saturday, June 15, 10 am

3541 N. State Street, Ukiah

The tour is limited to 15 people. Tickets are $20 for Slow Food members and $30 for non-members.

Proceeds will be shared equally by the Mendocino Grain Project and the chapter’s Local Farmer project.

Ridgewood Ranch is about 20 minutes north of Ukiah. You may choose to leave after our tour, or continue north to visit the Ranch and have a brown-bag lunch. Carpool options will be sent upon registration confirmation.


Rachel Britten is the owner of the Mendocino Grain Project in central Mendocino County. She grows primarily wheat and rye on 34 acres in Redwood Valley. She took over the business in 2020 from Doug Mosel who started it in 2009.

“We’re right on the Russian River, and we don’t use any fertilizer other than compost and cover crops. We use a low-tillage system, which means minimizing the disturbance to the soil. It’s part of my farming values, but it also feels like a responsibility to my community. Local farming creates a really beautiful loop of accountability and understanding.” (Alta Magazine)

Rachel processes her grain for sale, and also partners with other farmers to process their grains post-harvest: quinoa, rolled oats, heirloom beans, and Einkorn. A percentage of the grain stays with the Grain Project for sale and the remainder goes back to the farmers.

Rachel lives on a ranch made famous as the retirement home of champion race horse Sea Biscuit. Ridgewood Ranch is north of Ukiah, and we will have a chance to tour the ranch and have a brown-bag lunch after our visit to the grain milling facility in Ukiah.


June 15
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Mendocino Grain Project
3541 N. State Street
Ukiah, CA 95482 United States
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