Naked Oats Harvest

Welcome to Adagio Acres.  We are an organic family farm in Manitoba. We love putting seeds in the ground, watching them grow, and sharing the harvest!   We believe that food should be a reminder and an excuse to slow down, to find a relaxed 'adagio' tempo that provides time for family, community, and the things that have real value to us.  A warm bowl of oats in the morning as the sun rises instead of a drive-through muffin, stirring up a bowl of cookies with our kids instead of reaching into a plastic package for a factory-shaped sugar-sphere.   For us, a slower tempo means re-imagining agriculture as a practice that makes sense for our family and for those around us.  It means taking time to consider the needs of the land that we live on, one handful of dirt at a time.

Naked Oats

Grasshopper Sm w.testimonial Naked Oats have been cultivated for thousands of years, and are valued for their unique flavour and texture, higher nutritional levels, and sustainable processing.

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Oats and Gluten

DSC05948sm Our commitment to providing gluten-free oats starts in the fields with carefully selected wheat-free seed, and ends in our dedicated gluten-free facility.  Learn more...  

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Recipes

Amy N 14 Looking for new ways to use Naked Oats?  We eat an absurd quantity of oats around here, and are always experimenting with new recipes and ideas.  

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Farm News Feed

  • Adagio Acres added 3 new photos.

    Took a walk to see if our oats had sprouted after all the rain, and indeed they have! But oats are not the only thing alive and well...robins found a safe nesting spot between the teeth of the swather...and deer tracks meandering through our field suggest that the tender green oat shoots are tasty too!

    Took a walk to see if our oats had sprouted after all the rain, and indeed they have!  But oats are not the only thing alive and well...robins found a safe nesting spot between the teeth of the swather...and deer tracks meandering through our field suggest that the tender green oat shoots are tasty too!

    May 25

  • Whattdya know...the seagulls like our newly planted oat field too!

    Whattdya know...the seagulls like our newly planted oat field too!

    May 17

  • Yippeee - the fields are dry enough to start working on! There's a lot of grass, dandelions, thistle, etc. etc. to contend with before we're ready to seed though...the joy and tribulation of organic farming...

    Yippeee - the fields are dry enough to start working on!  There's a lot of grass, dandelions, thistle, etc. etc. to contend with before we're ready to seed though...the joy and tribulation of organic farming...

    May 09

  • Out inspecting the fields, it's still a bit too muddy to start planting but we're awfully sad about it because planting naked oats on 'naked gardening day' would be pretty epic...

    https://uk.news.yahoo.com/horticulturalists-let-hang-naked-gardening-day-084256774.html

    May 07

  • Of course, headlines about oats always interest me, but I thought this one might be worth sharing because it highlights a serious problem in the food industry: the ambiguous and vague definition for 'natural' food. When we see something on the shelf that says 'natural', we may presume that this means no herbicides, no pesticides, no GMO's, etc., but this is not generally the case. Organic is the only label that always means that the product has been grown and processed without chemicals or GMOs, and meets a high standard for the environment. Worth a thought anyways...

    http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/02/business/quaker-oats-100-natural-claim-questioned-in-lawsuit.html?_r=0

    Testing of the oats found permissible amounts of glyphosate, but plaintiffs say the results are proof of false marketing claims.

    Testing of the oats found permissible amounts of glyphosate, but plaintiffs say the results are proof of false marketing claims.

    May 03