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The Northeast Grainshed pledges to connect and strengthen regional farms, mills, and malthouses with craft food and beverages. 

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Become a founding member!  Help us establish our roots!

All members who sign up in 2020 will become a founding member


Membership Dues 

Friends of the Northeast Grainshed
(sliding scale $25 – $100/yr)

Farms, Processors, Brewers, Bakers, Distillers, Restaurants, & Research Members 
(sliding scale $100 – $1000/yr)

Sponsors
(sliding scale $500 – $1000/yr)

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Farm Member – Sign up

Farmers are the keystone link in our grain supply chain. Without them, the Northeast Grainshed would not exist. We are thankful for our Farm Members for providing healthy soils, healthy food, and the landscape for a healthy community.

Farm Member Pledge: As a Farm Member of the Northeast Grainshed, I will keep records of my sales and purchases of local grains. In fairness to the initiative, I will be transparent about my use in order to develop our regional grain system.

Farm Members also agree to:

  • Pay annual membership fee (sliding scale $100 – $1000/yr)
  • Fill out Purchase Reference Forms annually

 

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Processor Member  – Sign up

Millers, maltsters and other grain processors are an essential link in our grain supply chain. They transform grain from its raw form into flour or malt that can become countless forms of food and drink. We are thankful for our Processor Members for their creativity, science and hard work in this grain transformation.

Processor Member Pledge: As a Processor Member of the Northeast Grainshed, I will keep records of my sales and purchases of local grains. In fairness to the initiative, I will be transparent about my use in order to develop our regional grain system.

Processors also agree to:

  • Pay annual membership fee (sliding scale $100 – $1000/yr)
  • Pledge annual percent usage
  • Calculate annual acreage total
  • Fill out Reference Forms
  • Show % usage (minimum of 50%) and translate to acreage impact
  • Advertise this in public (taproom, menu, labels, etc)

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Brewer/Baker/Distiller/Restaurant Member – Sign up

Brewers, Bakers, Distillers, and Chefs are vital links in our grain supply chain. They perform magic by turning flour, malt and whole grains into nutritious and nurturing food, and tasty, festive drinks. We are thankful for our B/B/D/R Members for their passion and inventiveness that strengthens our bodies, livens our parties, and pleases our taste buds.

Brewer/Baker/Distiller/Restaurant Member Pledge: As a B/B/D/R Member of the Northeast Grainshed, I will keep records of my sales and purchases of local grains and local grain products. In fairness to the initiative, I will be transparent about my use in order to develop our regional grain system.

Brewer/Baker/Distiller/Restaurant Members also agree to:

  • Pay annual membership fee* (sliding scale $100 – $1000/yr)
  • Pledge annual percent usage
  • Calculate annual acreage total
  • Show records of purchases
  • Show % usage (minimum of 5%) and translate to acreage impact
  • Advertise this in public (taproom, menu, labels, etc)

*In 2021,  we will be offering a discount rate for Brewers/Bakers/Restaurants based on the percentage of local grains used. (example: use 20% locals grains get 20% off membership dues)

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Research Member – Sign up

Researchers make our grain supply chain flourish. By conducting grain trials, sharing information, and assisting farmers, they seek to improve grain varieties, health, and viability. We are thankful for our Research Members for providing a wealth of knowledge and for expanding the horizon of possibilities in the Northeast Grainshed.

Research Member Pledge: As a Research Member of the Northeast Grainshed, I will add to the knowledge base of local grains and strive to educate and support grain growers, users, and consumers.

Research Members also agree to:

  • Pay annual membership fee (sliding scale $100 – $1000/yr)
  • Provide Research data
  • Encourage your institution to use local grains

 

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Friend of Northeast Grainshed Member – Sign up

The Northeast Grainshed is made up of those who believe in the strength of communities, the potential of local grain economies, and the importance of knowing where our food and drink come from. We are thankful for our Friends for joining our vision of a thriving grain community in the Northeast.

Friend of the Northeast Grainshed Pledge: As a committed member of the Northeast Grainshed, I will work to raise awareness of the benefits of local grains for the development of our regional grain system, and build connections between consumers, producers, and farms.

Friends of the Northeast Grainshed also agree to:

  • Pay annual membership fee (sliding scale $25 – $100/yr)
  • Promote and support
  • Volunteer at events
  • Promote on a community level 

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Sponsor Level – Sign up

The foundation of the Northeast Grainshed is made up of those who believe in supporting the entire grain supply chain from the bottom, up. We are thankful for our Sponsors for laying the bricks and providing the support necessary to establish and maintain a successful grain community in the Northeast.

Sponsor Pledge: As a committed member of the Northeast Grainshed, I will work to raise awareness of the benefits of local grains for the development of our regional grain system, and build connections between consumers, producers, and farms.

Sponsors of the Northeast Grainshed also agree to:

  • Pay annual membership fee (sliding scale $500 – $1000/yr)
  • Promote and support