Half White Bread Flour (High Ext.), Organic 12/2#
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 creamy, tan appearance. Similar to a T85 flour in the French system. With the large bran flakes removed, the tiny bran flakes (ash) create a finer texture and impart the darker color to the flour. About half the bran content of whole-wheat flour with 0.85% ash.
About Farmer Ground Flour
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.