Originally Posted by Andy M.
I think farro is also a good source of protein in addition to providing body to the soup.
Also, you cannot discount the possibility that the farm had an excess of farro and decided to make soup with it to use it up. ;-)
Very possible. They are a small farm and strolling through the store looks like nothing goes to waste. Although not what ai was looking for, they had a freezer full of bones and chicken feet, all kinds of lard, chicken fat ... in a fridge , goat milk products from cheese, to milk, soap .... So looks like they are very efficient with their bounty, so why not throw surplus farro in the soup, Whatever its purpose, the soup was really good and a nice consistency too .