Appalachian Wheat Facts 2019

Appalachian Wheat Fields 2019 • Appalachian Bread Flour • Weatherbury Grain Tracker

Appalachian Wheat Fields 2019

In 2019, Appalachian Hard White Winter Wheat was grown in Independence Township on  7.4 acres on the farm established by R. Meloy, Esquire in 1829.  Meloy was a farmer, grain, stock and wool grower.  More recently the farm was a dairy farm and a cattle farm.  Weatherbury Farm has farmed this land since  2015.  The farm has been certified organic since 2006.

The wheat was planted on October 23, 2018.

Clover was frost seeded into the wheat on  March 27, 2019. (The clover suppresses weeds, aids in holding up the grain and, eventually provides nitrogen to the next crop.)

The Appalachian Wheat was harvested on  July 9, 2019.

At the 2018 Washington County Fair, the Appalachian Wheat sheaf won 2nd place and the jar of Appalachian Wheat grains won 1st place.

For an illustrated explanation of how Weatherbury grains become flour, visit the from seed to flour page.

More information on Appalachian Hard White Winter Wheat below the pictures!

March 27 2019

Appalachian Hard White Winter Wheat • Appalachian Bread Flour

Appalachian Hard White Winter Wheat emerging from the winter.

July 9 2019

Appalachian Wheat Field • Appalachian Bread Flour in the field • Weatherbury Farm Appalachian Wheat Grain Tracker

Close-up of Appalachian Wheat

Appalachian Bread Flour in the field!

July 14 2019

Harvesting Appalachian Hard White Winter Wheat.

About Appalachian Hard White Winter Wheat

Appalachian is a hard white winter wheat.  Because the humidity in our area increases the incidence of disease in the fields, the eastern United States is not hospitable to growing hard white wheats.  Luckily for us, North Carolina State developed Appalachian White Wheat which flourishes in our region.

Products Milled from Appalachian WheatWhole Appalachian Bread Flour · Weatherbury Farm

Appalachian wheat is milled into organic unbleached whole and sifted Appalachian bread flour.

Health benefits of Wheat

Wheat is an excellent source of protein, dietary fibers, manganese and selenium.  Wheat’s fiber boosts the digestive process and improves overall metabolism.  The vitamin B content of wheat provides you with energy.   Additionally, the complex carbohydrates in wheat keeps you feeling fuller longer and give you energy over a longer period.

Managanese, which wheat is rich in, acts as a co-factor for greater than 300 enzymes involved in the production of insulin and glucose secretion. Wheat’s betaine content  prevents chronic inflammation, which is a key constituent in rheumatic pains and diseases.  Additionally, its anti-inflammatory property reduces the risk of  ailments like osteoporosis, heart diseases, Alzheimer’s disease, cognitive decline, and type-2 diabetes.

More Information

Appalachian bread flour can be ordered on our order page.

To read more about Appalachian bread flour, please visit our products page.

More information on Appalachian Hard White Winter Wheat and other grains grown at Weatherbury Farm are on the grains we grow page.