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Tufts Food Lab : Gathering Grain Research in the Field

Raised toward our $3,000 Goal
31 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on May 11, at 11:59 PM EDT
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We’re off to the races with research this summer!

June 06, 2018

Thanks to your generous contribution, over the past few weeks we were able to hit the ground running with summer research here at the Tufts Food Lab. Once more, a huge THANK YOU to our 31 donors who helped us raise $2,269 to support this brand new initiative!


Here is a glimpse at our work so far: > In collaboration with one of our WA partners, Skagit Valley Malting, we are taking a closer look at the potential nutritional and functional benefits of sprouted wheat at the Tufts HNRCA lab.

> Looking ahead to Fall 2018, we are developing a course pilot where experts and key industry players will engage with students across the university to tackle common food system challenges.

> We will be presenting at the 2018 Grain Gathering on tools and strategies that can be used to evaluate a growing regional grain economy.


We are so excited to have you along on our journey so stay tuned for more updates to come!

Sincerely, Tufts Food Lab Team


We've met 2/3 of our goal + feature in the Friedman Sprout!

May 02, 2018

A big THANK YOU to our first wave of donors for getting the Tufts Food Lab to 2/3 of our crowdfunding goal!


While we've been keeping busy preparing a variety of research and field projects for the summer, we wanted to take a moment to share a recent Friedman Sprout article that features our reflections on a recent trip to the Skagit Valley where we connected with Dr. Stephen Jones and his team at the WSU Bread Lab. During our visit, we explored firsthand the regional grain economy that has grown in the area as a result of their work. The article provides a glimpse into future endeavors that will be made possible using funds raised through this campaign.


We have only nine days left and $1,000 more to go to hit our target, so we ask you to please take a moment to share our crowdfunding page via e-mail or social media. For your convenience, feel free to use/edit/distribute the template below:


Friends and family! I am thrilled to contribute to the launch of the Tufts Food Lab – a place for students to apply lessons learned alongside food systems stakeholders. Please support the first set of student exchanges focusing on grain research and share the crowdfunding page with your network. Thank you!

#donate #giving #tuftsfoodlab 


Thank you once more!


Choose a giving level


Rise and shine

Provide ingredients for a fresh out of the oven whole wheat loaf at an early morning bread baking class.


Mill it over

Freshly milled flour samples for nutrient evaluations in the lab at Tufts.


Gather the grains

Hearty lunch for students assisting with the WSU grain harvest.


Host a field trip

Rental car to visit regional growers, millers, maltsters, bakers and brewers.


Let us rest

Cover lodging expenses for a week-long research visit.


Make it whole

Help us fly to WSU’s Bread Lab for collaborative grain research projects.

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