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Traditional Organic flour mills

Rachel Payne - 24 September 2013

This Organic September we are encouraging people to make one small change to their buying habits and I'd love to encourage you to introduce organic flour to your shopping bag.

In my role as a certification officer, I work with a number of traditional mills around the UK producing Soil Association certified flours, and this Organic September we want to celebrate them. Not only do they turn organic cereals into flours, ready to be made in to tasty treats, in my experience they do everything with great passion and care, and many are open to the public as museums and educational sites.

Organic food comes in all shapes and sizes, and here at Soilie Towers we are and constantly amazed by the skill involved on the part of the people we licence. Not least with the technical ability involved using traditional milling techniques but the resourcefulness in utilising sustainable power sources, wind and water. These flours are nutritious, delicious and low impact.

But don't take my word for it – take a look around our handy map and find a traditional mill near you. Many are open to the public or have websites where you can learn more about the mill.

View Soil Association organic Traditional Mills in a larger map

I wholeheartedly encourage you go check one out near you, purchase some delicious flour and head over to our recipes pages here – having been at the bake-off last week I can defintiely vouch for today's lime and coconut cake! But whether you make pancakes, a loaf of bread or a batch of tasty zucchini loaf enjoy your organic, traditionally milled flour this Organic September.

Rachel Payne is a Processor Certification Officer at the Soil Association.

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Rachel Payne
04 October 2013 14:40

Hi Angela, If you zoom in on the map you can see them on the border with England and Wales. They are in Montgomery, Powys. Rachel

Andrew Trump
30 September 2013 22:10

Don't forget to ask the miller where they source their flour. If they buy through Organic Arable it will be British grown from one of our farmers across the country. Ensuring the grain not just the mill is local.

Angela Bennett
30 September 2013 18:50

Where is Bacheldre flour mill?

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