WE CRAFT FLOUR FROM THE BEST GRAIN THAT NEW YORK STATE CAN GROW.
Farmer Ground Flour is a team of conscientious friends working together to provide our community with fresh, organic, local, stoneground flour. We are committed to leading the growth of a sustainable grain economy. To this end, we farm, mill, teach and listen—bringing together the ancient triumvirate of farmer, miller and baker.
Our system consists of several stone mills running in sequence, which is designed to gradually and gently reduce the kernels into flour. Meadows Mills in North Carolina cut the 20-inch and 30-inch granite stones. The vertical stones run at relatively slow rpms, dividing the workload between different machines to reduce heat and physical pressure.
We farm and mill in New York State—not the arid west or vast fields of the former tall-grass prairie. Because of our climate and relatively small farms, producing organic grain of milling quality is a challenge. Similar to farmers markets, mills can be levers in building a regional food system. We are motivated to help New York State farmers step out of the volatile commodity market by building long-term relationships, and providing a stable price and consistent market.
Farmer Ground corn products are never de-germinated-the natural oils, nutrients and rich flavor of the grain are retained. (Most corn products are de-germinated for longer shelf life.) Our cornmeal is an old-fashioned style, containing a mixture of floury and gritty textures. The finer texture allows for corn bread to be made without wheat flour if desired.
A very unique product for professional, artisan bakers. Milled from the same wheat as the whole wheat bread flour but sifted to remove a large portion of the bran. We retain the wheat germ, resulting in greater flavor and nutritional value than conventional white flour. Compared with the bleached-white look of most white flour, our high extraction flour has a…
Milled in one pass to a medium coarseness from the variety Danko, which has a higher ratio of flour to bran than most rye varieties. Known for its fresh and distinctive flavor, this flour can be used as the primary ingredient in traditional whole-grain breads, to add texture to blends or simply for dusting boards. Because rye flour can be…