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Jennifer Lapidus

Wrong Jennifer Lapidus?

General Manager and Organic Grai...

Carolina Ground, L3C

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  • Masters , Creative Nonfiction
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GIRL WITH A GRIST: Owner Jennifer ..., 8 April 2014 [cached]
GIRL WITH A GRIST: Owner Jennifer Lapidus and head miller Stuart Wedhoft at Carolina Ground Mill. Photo by John Dickson
GIRL WITH A GRIST: Owner Jennifer Lapidus and head miller Stuart Wedhoft at Carolina Ground Mill.
Jennifer Lapidus, owner of Carolina Ground Flour Mill, was on a mission to find locally grown, soft white wheat seed to stone-grind at her mill. When she called Paul Murphy, professor of crop science at N.C. State University in Raleigh, she found what she was looking for. Murphy had in fact developed a soft white wheat seed, but he advised Lapidus that there was no market for it. "I told him we are the market," says Lapidus.
According to Lapidus, the majority of grain grown in North Carolina is soft red wheat, which is what makes the local soft white wheat seed so special. Not to mention, it tastes better in certain applications. "Lots of bakers prefer to make their pastry flour from white wheat because it is lighter with less bran and therefore has less bitter tannins," explains Bauer, who says he is excited to experiment with flour derived from this new seed variety at both his restaurant and bakery.
Lapidus describes Carolina Ground as a "mission-driven for-profit. Part of that mission is closing the gap between farmer and baker.
According to Lapidus, the plan is for Looking Back Farms in Tyner, N.C., to plant 14 acres of the seed in June. This certified seed will be available for the 2015 planting season, making expanded seed varieties that grow well in the Southeast and work well in a food-grade application - such as bread, beer and spirits - a reality.
The relationship between Carolina Ground and All Souls Pizza was first formed in 2013, when Bauer's bakery and mill, Farm & Sparrow, lost 97 percent of its wheat supply due to rains. Bauer turned to Lapidus, who was able to connect him with local growers whose wheat had survived.
The DiCarlo Group | Food & Wine, 25 July 2013 [cached]
Jennifer Lapidus of Asheville, North Carolina launched Carolina Ground in 2012. She has since made it her mission to turn flour into a locavore food, much like the heirloom vegetables and heritage pork that chefs have praised for years.
Carolina Farm Stewardship Association, 13 Nov 2011 [cached]
Jennifer Lapidus, CFSA's Organic Grain Project, moderator
by Jennifer Lapidus, CFSA's ..., 1 Dec 2011 [cached]
by Jennifer Lapidus, CFSA's Organic Grains Project Coordinator
by Jennifer Lapidus, CFSA's ..., 1 Jan 2012 [cached]
by Jennifer Lapidus, CFSA's Organic Grain Initiative Coordinator
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