Quinoa (pronounced: keen-waa) is an annual plant grown as a crop mainly for its edible seeds. The plant originally was used to feed cattle and then more recently it was used for human consumption in Peru and Bolivia over the last 3 to 4 thousand years.
In modern times, production has spread to more than 70 countries including the United States. Locally, Farmer Kevin Schurter of Willamette Valley Quinoa grows Quinoa for local markets and restaurants.
You can reach Kevin by email: [email protected]