If You Mill It, They Will Come
If artisanal wheat varieties, milling your own grain, and regenerative agriculture make you hot around the collar, then this is the show for you!
Our guest is Fintan Keenan, a regenerative grain farmer and flour miller who runs a 60 hectare organic farm on Bakkegården near Gyrstinge, in Denmark. Born and raised on a beef and dairy farm in County Monaghan, Keenan grows and mills heirloom wheat in Denmark and, with his brother Turlough, is growing over 60 varieties in Ireland - plus the 17 wheat varieties that were historically grown there. Keenan also designs and builds mills around the world.
We spoke with Keenan about how he came to be in Denmark, food tourism in Denmark and Ireland, the importance of community-led local food economies, steel mills versus stone mills (that’s right!), and just how food secure Ireland really is.
Dyed Green is a project of Bog & Thunder, whose mission is to highlight the best of Irish food and culture, through food tours, events, and media. Find out more at www.bogandthunder.com.
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