In Oxford American magazine's current issue (all on southern food, by the way) there is an interesting article about Carolina Gold rice. Carolina Gold rice was apparently raised in colonial days in the low country and came to American shores from Africa. It is just coming back into production with very limited acreage devoted to it.
There are places to buy Carolina Gold on the web (around $5 a pound).
My question is:
I'm looking for a good Chicago area source for unusual varieties of grains, including Carolina Gold rice. But, also including other wheat, rye, barley, oat rarer/unusual varieties.