[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] buckwheat

Lloyd Friedrick lloydfriedrick at telus.net
Mon Dec 2 09:34:30 PST 2013

The recent thread of discussion on buckwheat that was grown and used in old Volhynia was of great interest to me.

My father and uncles were raised on a farm near Rozyszcze and emigrated to farm in Saskatchewan in the early 1900.

It puzzles me as that they regarded buckwheat as  a nuisance weed and discarded it as waste after they cleaned it from their wheat and barley.

There was no mention of buckwheat being marketed or made into buckwheat pancakes.

Perhaps it was a cultural notion that it was not worthy of growing here.

Lloyd Friedrick in Victoria, British Columbia

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