Spelt farming on the Western Slope of Colorado, Part I

Outlet: The Fence Post

January 13, 2011

What is spelt? The Distel family of Olathe, Colo., — who grow it on a section of their 160-acre farm — have been hearing that question a lot over the past 10 years. “It’s an ancient variety of wheat that originated in Egypt,” explained Bryan, grandson of Lawrence Distel, who’d purchased the property in the 1950s. “It is planted in September, lies slightly dormant through February, and is harvested in July…”