Farro Piccolo lays claim to a number of distinctions: In Italy, it is the smallest grain to fall under the farro classification, a broad category that includes small emmer (parent of modern durum wheat), spelt, and einkorn. Farro Piccolo is also the oldest cultivated grain, dating back at least 40,000 years. Finally, Farro Piccolo is the rarest of Italian ancient grains. Anson Mills is the only grower of this exceptional Italian cultivar in the United States. Light in color and character, Farro Piccolo, which is harvested in the summer, complements vegetables grown in its own season. It cooks quickly and has a lovely, light, and nutty flavor that belies its extraordinary nutritional content.