Mona Esposito is co-founder of Noble Grain Alliance, a non-profit aimed at restoring heritage grains to Colorado and supporting and recreating the network of farmers, millers, and makers needed to make a regional grain economy thrive. She is currently working with growers, chefs, bakers, and consumers as a heritage grain consultant. With degrees in art history and linguistics, a career in photography, and an Italian mother, Mona was perfectly poised for a life of travel, food, and wine. She is as at home in the garden as in the kitchen and was raised with the notion of food and place. She has been an avid baker for over ten years and is passionate about the use of 100% heritage whole grains in her baking and an advocate of the superior nutrition and flavor you find in whole grains.