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What is Buckwheat?

Despite its name, buckwheat is not related to wheat, but is instead related to sorrel, knotweed and rhubarb. Farmers often use buckwheat as a cover crop used to manage soil erosion and fertility and fend against pest, diseases, and weeds. The cultivation of buckwheat grain declined sharply in the 20th century with the adoption of other fertilizers, but a recent resurgence in organic farming and biodynamic farms have brought buckwheat back to the farms. We’re happy to be able to take a underrated secondary crop and turn it into something delicious!