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PMcCool's picture
PMcCool

Milling abour

Just for grins, I searched for flour mills in the USA that sell to the public.  It was a fun exercise.  In addition to the larger, better-known names such as King Arthur Flour, there are some mills that are probably in TFLers’ back yards.  Since I don’t know most of the millers or their products, I leave it up to you to do your own experimentation.

 

Please note that I focused primarily on sources that have on-line stores.  That means that I left out some that sell only through localized retail outlets.  Also note that some of these are very small and may have limited offerings, such as only cornmeal.  And I’m sure that the list is in no way exhaustive.  Feel free to add your own suggestions.

 

The list is in no particular order.  However each listing will be in the form of mill name, state, website.  Here’s the list:

 

Lakeside Mills, North Carolina, website

The Stafford County Flour Mills Company, Kansas, website (I can find their products in supermarkets in the KC area)

North Dakota Mill, North Dakota, website

Prairie Mills, Indiana, website

Shawnee Milling Company, Oklahoma, website

Dakota Prairie Organic Flour Company, North Dakota, website

Sunrise Flour Mill, Minnesota, website

Wade’s Mill, Virginia, website

Heartland Mill, Kansas, website

Oakview Farms Granary, Alabama, website

Anson Mills, South Carolina, website

Calhoun Bend Mill, Louisiana, website

Orchard Mills, Louisiana, website

Homestead Gristmill, Texas, website

Natural Way Mills, Minnesota, website

Giusto’s Specialty Foods, California, website

McEwen and Son, Alabama, tel. 205-669-6605

Montana Flour and Grains, Montana, website

Stanton’s Mill, Maryland, tel. 301-895-4415

Nora Mill Granary, Georgia, website

Dellinger Grist Mill, North Carolina, website

McGeary Organics, Pennsylvania, website

King Arthur Flour, Vermont, website

Greenfield Mills, Indiana, website

Arrowhead Mills, Colorado, website

Bob’s Red Mill, Oregon, website

Wheat Montana, Montana, website

Great River Milling, Wisconsin, website

The Mill at Anselma, Pennsylvania, website

Hodgson Mill, Illinois, website

I also came across this listing of operating gristmills, which may be of interest.

And, just when you thought you knew all about stone-ground flour, here’s The Stone Cold Truth About Stone Ground Flour.  Worth a rant or two, I’m sure.

Enjoy,

Paul

Comments

run4bread's picture
run4bread

Paul, this is a great idea.

One more here in the Northwest is Fairhaven Organic Flour Mill, Washington, fairhavenflour.com. My rye and whole wheat come from them. They used to stone-grind but don't any more. I toured their facility as part of the Kneading Conference West last month.

Another is Camas Country Mill in OR, but it looks like you cannot mail order. Too bad, as they use an authentic stones to grind their grain and carry a broad variety of grains such as Red Fife wheat and emmer. According to their website, lots of co-ops in the NW carry their products.

Paula

PMcCool's picture
PMcCool

but it looked to me as though they only sold in local retail outlets, so I did not include them on the list.  I'm glad to hear that you like their flours.

Paul

Janetcook's picture
Janetcook

Paul,

What a great list.  Hopefully this can be added to the 'links' tab above for easy reference in the future when the question comes up by someone about a local mill.  It is a question that I do see pop up quite frequently.

Thanks for the time it took to gather and post this.

Take Care,

Janet

PMcCool's picture
PMcCool

and then kind of grew from there, Janet.  Glad you like it.  I hope others find it useful.

Paul

twcinnh's picture
twcinnh

This is a great idea.  I'm in New Hampshire and bought some rye, hard winter red, and multigrain from The Littleton Grist Mill, in Littleton, NH (all natural and stone ground flour) a few months ago.  I'm really enjoying this flour and planning a drive up route 93 to re-supply in another month or so.

http://www.littletongristmillonline.com/

 

Regards,

Tom C

 

PMcCool's picture
PMcCool

It looks like it would be worth another drive!

Paul

Mary Clare's picture
Mary Clare

I see some of the Hudson flour in MO grocery stores.  Have you used any of it?

Mary Clare

PMcCool's picture
PMcCool

It's decent flour, neither spectacularly good or bad.  I don't see a point in using their bread flour, since it appears that all they do is add gluten to their AP flour.  Kind of odd, considering that hard wheat isn't in short supply here in Kansas.  The attraction for Stafford Mills' Hudson Cream products is that they are about as "local" as we can get in this area.

Paul

fishers's picture
fishers

This list is definitely a real keeper - thank you so much!!