Red fife was Canada’s primary wheat crop during the late 19th century, and the variety almost disappeared. Brought back into production about 20 years ago, Red Fife is a heritage landrace with the genetic variability that allows it to adapt to a diversity of growing conditions. It grows well in the Pacific Northwest, and ours comes from Tuality Grains west of Portland. Wheat berries are the edible part of the wheat kernel including the bran, the germ, and the endosperm. Simmered in salted water until tender, they can be eaten as a breakfast cereal, served with a hearty ragu, or added to composed salads.