Whole Grains, Flours, and Legumes

Below is a list of resources to purchase retail or mail order flour and whole grains and learn more about their use, desirability, and availability. Emphasis is on stone ground milling, identity-preserved heritage grains, and regional modern grains. Organic, drylands, and rotational growing practices are often used for ecosystems management, maximum nutritional density, and flour flavor. Keep scrolling for ethically sourced and sustainably harvested spices as well as article links giving context to modern and heirloom grains. 

Sourcing

The following abbreviated list is continuously expanding with awareness and the growing support for organic flour milled with integrity. Check with your local food cooperative or green market for the best sources in your area.


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United States in alphabetical order of state:

Alabama

To Your Health Sprouted Flour Co., Fitzpatrick, Alabama
www.healthyflour.com
Organic sprouted whole grains, legumes, flours, and other products for baking including many gluten-free options. 

Arizona

Barrio Bread, Tucson, Arizona
www.barriobreads.com
Regionally grown grains, flours, and flour blends with a focus on heritage and/or water-wise selections suitable to the desert climate. 

Hayden Flour Mills Phoenix, Arizona
www.haydenflourmills.com
A family business devoted to making the freshest and most flavorful flours from some of the world's oldest varieties of wheat, corn, farro, durum, and chickpeas grown by small Arizona farmers.

Ramona Farms, Sacatan, Arizona
www.ramonafarms.com
Traditions and foods of the Akimel O'Odham (Gila River peoples) and Tohono O'Odham (Desert peoples) including heritage corn, heirloom durum, Sonoran, and Pima club wheats, and delicious tepary beans. 

California

Alma Semillera, San Francisco, California
www.almasemillera.com
Excellent online resource for ingredients dedicated to the preservation and revitalization of Mesoamerican foodways. A focus on precolonial and heirloom grain, corn, beans, and masa harina.

Bread and Flours, Coachella Valley, California
www.breadandflours.com
F
reshly milled, stone ground flours and sourdough breads produced in a small, certified home production kitchen. Available for delivery or pick-up. 

Capay Mills, Rumsey, California
www.capaymills.com
David Kaisel, founders, farmer, and miller, is bringing back the forgotten qualities and nutritional advantages of freshly milled flour in Northern California. 

Central Milling, Logan, Richmond, and Collinston, Utah; and Petaluma, California
www.centralmilling.com
Employee-owned-and-operated mill working with farmers to grow sustainable grains with exceptional flavor, nutrient content, color, and tested baking performance. 

Community Grains, Oakland, California
www.communitygrains.com
Whole-grain products grown with integrity and whole-milled to preserve the essential nutrients and robust flavors lost to industrial milling.  

Grist and Toll, Los Angeles, California
www.gristandtoll.com
LA's first urban flour mill in more than 100 years dedicated to stone grinding wheat, corn, barley, and alternative grains such as teff, buckwheat, and oats. 

Early Bird Farm and Mill, Nevada City, California
www.earlybirdnc.com
An organic farm using regenerative practices and a stone flour mill facility milling Northern California grown organic grains with many heirloom varieties of corn and wheat available. 

Honoré Farm and Mill, Marin County, California
www.honoremill.org
Grows and sources dry-farmed heirloom wheat varietals such as Sonora, Red Fife, and Turkey Red without the use of pesticides. Stone-milled flour is sold as a nonprofit business model dedicated to the education and service of the Honoré community. 

Kandarian Organic Farms, Los Osos, California
www.kandarian-organic-farms.myshopify.com
Heritage flours, whole grains (including Khorasan, spelt, and nude oats), seeds, and legumes. 

Masienda
www.masienda.com
Heirloom whole maize kernels, nixtamalized masa, DIY nixtamalization kits, maize stone grinding mills, and traditional Mexican cookware and tortilla presses.  

New York Bakers, San Diego, California
www.nybakers.com
Founded by Stanley Ginsberg, an incredible resource of specialty rye blends among other products for bakers. 

The Mill, San Francisco, California
www.themillsf.com
A bakery and mill dedicated to naturally leavened, whole-grain deliciousness.

Roan Mills Farm and Mill, Sun Valley, California
www.roanmills.com
Stone milled, identity-preserved heritage wheat available for sale at their bakery or farmer's markets in the Los Angeles area. 

Colorado 

Grains from the Plains, Lincoln County, Colorado
www.grainsfromtheplains.com
Wheat, millet, and peas raised by a 4th generation husband and wife team and their family using non-certified but organic and sustainable drylands practices. Unique, landrace varieties well adapted to Colorado plains growing without the use of pesticides, fertilizers, or herbicides.

Feed + Seed (Moxie Bread Company), Boulder, Colorado
www.moxiebreadco.com
A
 non-profit, wholesale stone ground flour mill dedicated to providing affordable, high-quality flour with an emphasis on regionally-sourced, heirloom, and organic grains. 

Connecticut

Kneads Bakery, Mill, and Cafe, Westport, Connecticut
www.kneadsbakerycafe.com
Organic, stone milled retail flour and baked goods from this family-run cafe.

Georgia

Dayspring Farms, Danielsville, Georgia
www.daysrpingfarmsga.com
Organic corn and wheat grown, cleaned, and milled on site by the Brett family with the goal of offering the most sustainably produced and highest quality product possible. 

Illinois

The Mill at Janie's Farm, Ashkum, Illinois
www.themillatjaniesfarm.com
Certified organic, whole kernel (stone-milled) flours and grains for home bakers and wholesale. An extension of Janie's Farm, growing organic grains for over 15 years.

Kentucky

Louismill, Louisville, Kentucky
www.louismill.com
Stone-ground organic wheat and rice flours and grits supporting local farmers through personal relationships and dedicated partnerships. 

Maine

Maine Grains, Skowhegan, Maine
www.mainegrains.com
A gristmill featuring traditional stone milling operating from a repurposed historic county jail house in Central Maine. Locally sourced, organic, and heritage grains.

The Buckwheat Project, Fort Kent, Maine
www.ployes.com
Mills tartary buckwheat flour for preparation of a crepe called "Ployes," a recipe based on one created by French Acadian exiles who settled in Northern Maine.

Maryland

Migrash Farm, Randallstown, Maryland
www.migrashfarm.com
Small-batch, stone-milled flours grown locally and organically in the Chesapeake Bay region on family farms. 

Massachusetts

Elmendorf Baking Supplies, Cambridge, Massachusetts
www.elmendorfbaking.com
A retail and community space for bakers offering baking equipment, specialty and everyday ingredients, and grains milled in house. Retail and local delivery only. 

Ground Up Grain, Hadley, Massachusetts
www.groundupgrain.com
Family-owned stone ground mill dedicated to building and supporting a local grain-based economy as part of a sustainable and resilient food system. 

One Mighty Mill, Lynn, Massachusetts 
www.onemightymill.com
Locally grown and stone milled flour offering an alternative to industrial food ways in the greater northeast area. Sifted bread and whole grain flours available for mail order or pick-up. 

Upinngil, Gill, Massachusetts 
www.upinngil.com
Growers of wheat, rye, and buckwheat in rotation with forage and row crops. Available as whole grains or freshly milled flour in their farm store.  

Minnesota

Baker's Field Flour, Minneapolis, Minnesota
www.bakersfieldflour.com
Stone-milled whole and high-extraction flours from organic (or transitioning) grain sourced locally in the Upper Midwest. 

Sunrise Flour Mill, North Branch, Minnesota
www.sunriseflourmill.com
Organic, heritage wheat flours.

Montana

Montana Flour and Grain, Fort Benton, Montana
www.montanaflour.com
Organic and conventional flours, whole grains, and pulses. Sole U.S. agent of Kamut brand wheat, an organic spring wheat with ancient origins. 

Wheat Montana, Three Forks, Montana
www.wheatmontana.com
Sustainably grown wheat flours including 'Rouge de Bordeaux,' milled with a steel-cut process using minimal heat and no tempering. 

New Jersey

Morganics Family Farm, Hillsborough, New Jersey
www.morganicsfamilyfarm.com
A family farm dedicated to the revitalization of the local grain shed, providing organically grown, sun-dried oats and dry beans.

New York

Farmer Ground Flour via Cayuga Pure Organics, Brooktondale, New York
www.farmergroundflour.com
A farmer and miller cooperative business that stone mills organic grain harvested in the Finger Lakes region of New York. 

Greenmarket Regional Grains Project, Brooklyn, New York
www.grownyc.org/grains
A Northeast regional collective of growers and millers providing heirloom and conventional whole grains, legumes, and freshly stone ground flours. Wholesale pricing available.

Triple Green Jade Farm
www.triplegreenjadefarm.com
Organically grown, stone ground flour from locally grown grain. Wood-fired sourdough breads and other baked goods also available. 

Wild Hive Community Grains Project, Clinton Corners, New York
www.wildhivefarm.com
Stone-ground heritage grains in small batches dedicated to creating high-quality grain products from the region where they are grown. 

North Carolina

Carolina Ground, Asheville, North Carolina
www.carolinaground.com
Female-owned and run mill shipping products grown regionally with fine attention to quality and freshness. Linking the farmer, miller, and baker together with cold stone-milled flour of regional distinction province, and quality.

Farm and Sparrow, Mars Hill, North Carolina
www.farmsndsparrow.com
Bringing together ancient landrace, organic seed with craft milling. 

Lindley Mills, Graham, North Carolina
www.lindleymills.com
A family-owned milling operation that roller mills organic wheat with low-heat processes to maintain multi nutritional integrity as much as possible. Stone-ground grits, sprouted wheat, and North Carolina bread flour are their specialty products. Kosher approved. 

Ohio

Stutzman Farms, Millersburg, Ohio
Phone: 330.674.1289
Family-owned farm providing organically grown granolas, flours, and sprouted grains. 

Oregon

Camas Country Mill, Junction City, Oregon
www.camascountrymill.com
Committed to building a strong, sustainable, and vibrant regional grain economy, the mill is the natural extension of the Hunton family's third-generation farm.

Lonesome Whistle Farms, Junction City, Oregon
www.lonesome-whistle.myshopify.com
A farm that specializes in growing, milling, and processing organic heirloom corn and grains. 

Pennsylvania

Castle Valley Mill, Doylestown, Pennsylvania
www.castlevalleymill.com
Stone ground flours, meals, cleaned whole berry grains, and grain mixes.  Processed slowly and at cool temperatures on antique buhr mills, the flavor, nutrients, and wholesome goodness of the grain is preserved, and produces exceptional quality foods.  When able, local Bucks County grains are used.

South Carolina

Anson Mills, Columbia, South Carolina
www.ansonmills.com
An incredible resource of heirloom grains, flours, seeds, and legumes shipped with astute attention to quality and freshness. Founder and visionary Glenn Roberts works with growers to bring back ingredients of the pre-Civil War larder, making near-extinct varieties of heirloom corn, rice, and wheat available to chefs and home cooks alike.

Geechie Boy Mill, Edisto Island, South Carolina
www.geechieboymill.com
Heirloom corn is used in the antique gristmills which preserve the natural oils and flavors of the corn resulting in the most flavorful grits, capturing a piece of Southern history for generations to come. 

Texas

Barton Springs Mill, Austin, Texas
www.bartonspringsmill.com
Organic stone-milled heirloom and landrace grain, many of which were grown in Texas in the early 1900s. Milled on demand for wholesale and retail customers. 

Vermont

NEK Grains
www.ginguefamilyfarms.com
Fresh, stone milled and sifted Northeast Kingdom grown wheat flour available for pick-up.

Nitty Gritty Grain Co., Shelburne and Charlotte, Vermont

www.nittygrittygrain.com
A small family-owned, certified-organic farm that mills and mixes cornmeal, cornmeal mixes, and flours.

Virginia

Wade's Mill, Raphine, Virginia
www.wadesmill.com
Family-owned and operated, oldest, continuously operating commercial grist mill in Virginia that has been stone-grinding grains in the traditional way since 1750.

Washington

Blue Bird Grain Farms, Winthrop, Washington
www.bluebirdgrainfarms.com
Certified organic ancient grains, fresh-milled flour, and whole-grain handcrafted blends.

Cairnspring Mills, Burlington, Washington
www.cairnspring.com
Reinventing the local flour mill and reestablishing a vibrant, local food economy. By milling identity-preserved wheat, grown in the Pacific Northwest, fresh stoneground flour is produced with superior flavor, nutrition, and baking properties for artisan bakers, chefs, and food professionals.

Finnriver Farm and Cidery, Chimacum Valley, Washington
www.finnriver.com
5th generation grain farming family growing and milling modern and heritage varieties of organic grains and flours on the Olympic Peninsula. 

Palouse Heritage, Endicott, Washington
www.palouseheritage.com
Landrace grains originally grown by fur traders and early settlers of the Pacific Northwest and Colonial American Farmers. Grown with sustainable practices for the sake of environmental preservation and restoration. 

Wisconsin

Anarchy Acres, Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin
www.anarchyacres.com
Heritage wheat grown and stone milled on their farm using organic practices. 

Great River Milling, Arcadia, Wisconsin
www.greatrivermilling.com
Organic, milled-to-order stone-ground flours grown and harvested with dedication to building and maintaining soil integrity. Kosher approved.

Meadowlark Organics, Ridgeway, Wisconsin
www.meadowlarkorganics.com
Growing and milling small grains and specialty food crops on a diversified, certified organic farm in the Driftless Region of Wisconsin.

Canada

Daybreak Mill, Saskatchewan, Canada
www.daybreakmill.com
Farming organically since 1892. Einkorn, durum, spelt, rye, kamut, and many more coveted grains and dry goods. 

Eat Grain, Vancouver, British Colombia
www.eatgrain.ca
Farm-direct Canadian dry goods including whole wheat berries, farro, quinoa, lentils, and chick peas to make the hummus of your dreams.

1847 Stone Milling, Fergus, Ontario
1847.ca
Locally grown, organic, stone ground, whole grain and sifted bread and pastry flours.

México

Ost Gourmet Orgánicos
www.ost/mx

Siembra lo Bueno
www.siembralobueno.com

UK

Doves Farm, Berkshire, UK
www.dovesfarm.co.uk
Family-owned business growing and milling stone ground, organic flours including spelt, einkorn, emmer, and rye as well as naturally gluten-free options. 

Shipton Mill
www.shipton-mill.com
A wide range of both stone ground and roller-milled flours of modern and heritage varieties of wheat with free delivery on £30 or more.

Ethically Sourced and Sustainably Harvested Spices and Herbs

Burlap & Barrel
www.burlapandbarrel.com
Public Benefit Corporation that partners directly with smallholder farmers to source spices that have never been available in the US before and help improve the livelihoods of our partner farmers. 

Diaspora Co.
www.diasporaco.com
A queer, WOC-owned business putting money and power into the hands of small, organic spice farmers in India. 

Orenda Tribe
www.orendatribe.com
Traditional and up-cycled modern interpretations of Diné Navajo crafts and also ingredients, including Shima Earth juniper ash used to increase the digestibility and nutrient density of maize (corn). 

Stavoren Trading Co.
www.stavorentrading.com
High-quality whole vanilla beans, paste, and extract from Madagascar, Tahiti, and Mexico. 

Sustainable Vanilla Initiative
www.idhsustainabletrade.com
A voluntary industry organization dedicated to sustainable natural quality vanilla production and supporting good producer livelihoods at origin.

Get Involved

Colorado Grain Chain
The Colorado Grain Chain is a 501(c)5 membership organization comprised of locally-owned and-operated businesses and consumers that produce and support grain and grain products from heritage, ancient and locally-adapted grain. Founding members are farmers, millers, bakers, brewers, distillers and chefs. The Grain Chain is devoted to promoting member businesses and raising awareness and demand for their products throughout Colorado.

Common Grain Alliance
The Common Grain Alliance connects and supports farmers, millers, and bakers to build a vibrant, integrated, and sustainable grain economy in the Mid-Atlantic region.

Golden State Grains
A California regional grain network dedicated to building an improved marketplace for producers and consumers. 

Maine Grain Alliance
The Maine Grain Alliance inspires and empowers people who are building local grain economies by creating connections and sharing grain traditions and innovations from earth to table. 

Whole Grain Connection
A non-profit organization aiming to enhance the desirability and availability of 100% whole grain breads and other 100% whole grain products from organically, sustainably grown grains, and thereby connecting farmers and bakers.  

Heirloom and Landrace Information

The Evolution of Wheat 
A cereal genomic study that although a bit dry, sums up the history of einkorn, emmer, durum, and spelt. 

Polish and Poulard Wheats
Published in 1923, this U.S. Department of Agriculture Farmer's Bulletin describes both types of wheat, giving historical context to their origin, productivity, and value. 

Mesquite in Mexico: The Renaissance of an Ancestral Staple Crop in a Time of Climate Change

How Corn Kernel Structure Affects Masa

Marquis Wheat: A taste of history and the path to modern breeding