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Larry Mahmarian, River Valley Community Grains

Larry Mahmarian, River Valley Community Grains

Co-Founder

Larry became involved in this regenerative and restorative local grain effort through both his connection with childhood friend Mike Hozer and further collaboration with Len Bussanich. The opportunity to provide our communities with a healthier food alternative using such a versatile and diverse staple as grains seemed natural. The history of grain production in this part of the state and the success of regenerative agricultural methods for grain production happening in other areas of the country, especially in the Northeast, was compelling. One of the most rewarding parts of this journey has been taking what we learned early on about potential barriers and unknowns around infrastructure and market demand and successfully validating the ability to support the need for local grains in our area.