Stone-milling is an ancient way of grinding the grain kernels into flour.
The process keeps the grain cold. The cool grind preserves
the full nutrition and the best taste of the flour.
After every four years of grass seed, our field is plowed and is then completely clean from any volunteer grains and weeds. This is the year we are able to grow spelt and other ancient grains without spraying and as chemical-free as possible. After harvesting the grain crop the seed is cleaned by a locally-owned seed-cleaning company. Once the seed has been cleaned it is sent to be tested. When we have received the test results and there are no concerns, we start the milling process. The growing process is carefully monitored by our crop couch and everything is recorded.
Welcome to our family farm!
In 1999 we emigrated from the Netherlands to Canada together with our three children. We began farming north of Picture Butte, Alberta in 2001, and in a couple years were able to begin growing grass seed. As time went on, we started to think about different ideas and approaches for our family farm which would allow us to bring a diverse aspect to growing our crops. During these years we were blessed with five more children, who are all very involved in the family farm. Our farm consists of both cattle and various crops. We feed baby Holstein calves for a custom feedlot and graze yearlings on our own grass fields. Growing up in the Netherlands, we were familiar with windmills. Although for a while they lost their purpose due to an increase in technology, they have regained popularity with the health-conscious and environmental-enthusiasts alike. Hearing this, we purchased a small stone mill and are now able to provide fresh stone-milled flour to our Southern Alberta community.