Today we had the last farmers market of the season.
We would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to all our customers!
We are thankful for all the positive feedback you shared with us.
The winter season is before us and we hope you keep baking!
You can find our flours at Broxburn Vegetables, The purple Carrot, Roots and Fruits, Country Creek Market and Prairie Hill Farms.
We are also open for orders and will deliver into Picture Butte, Nobleford, Lethbridge and Coaldale.
There is also some exciting news... our first shipment with customized bags are on its way!
The outside is going to look different, but our flour will be the same!
Our mill is closed for our annual summer holiday. We hope to reopen August 7 2023.
It is high time I take some time for writing on my blog:)
According to the calendar it is April 6 today and Easter is only a couple of days away.
Since we are back from our visit to the Netherlands the orders have been steady coming in and we spend way more time milling and packing.
In our heads we are busy building a new mill and get a packing machine but in reality we didn't have much time to do some research.
Than the calendar hits April and the farmer is getting itsy to get his machinery in order for seeding time!
This year we hope to grow Spelt, Red Fife, Hard Red Wheat and Hard White Wheat for the mill.
It will be also our 2nd year for transition to an organic crop!
Papers are filled out again, no spray signs picked up.
Yes we can't wait to start a new growing season!
In the mean time we will keep milling and packing your orders for you!
Please, don't hesitate to reach out to us if you have any questions or concerns.
We would like to give you advanced notice of our upcoming closure. The mill will be closed from February 15 to February 26, 2023.
For us to fill all orders before closing, we kindly ask that you send any orders needed for the month of February, no later than February 6, 2023. Any orders received after February 6st will be processed once the mill re-opens.
The mill will re-open February 27th, and all orders will be filled by March 5, 2023.
Please reach out if you have any questions!
Herma Van Garderen
We would like to wish you all a Blessed and Prosperous New Year!
At this time we would also like to thank all our clients, old and new, for
your continued support in 2022!
Our business has grown so much that we must make some changes in
November 2022 our mill stopped working while your orders kept coming
in. Thankfully, we were able to fix the mill ourselves, although it took a big
bite out our night:)
That moment we realized we need a good back up plan. We found a 2nd
stone-mill for a spare on KIJIJI.
Now with the new year before us and big orders planned, we are looking
into an expansion of the mill.
We are very thankful for the opportunities we are getting and hope to
continue filling all the orders with fresh milled flours for you!
Next week, August 8-12 we are closed for our family holiday.
Feel free to send in your questions and/or orders and we hope to contact you in the week of August 15.
We are currently working to update our product page.
You will find that not all information is added yet. We also want to update some of the pictures yet.
All the products we are offering are on this page already.
Feel free to contact us for more information
We have buckwheat Groats now available.
A healthy product, grown and dehulled on our own farm
On Monday we got our Rye grain cleaned at the seed cleaner and Case milled some right away.
It is now available for ordering unsifted and sifted!
It is again a while ago that we posted some news on our blog. We don't know if you follow us on Instagram: vangarderenranchflour for our latest updates.
It has been a busy fall for us and we are very happy with that.
We are not only milling to fill orders we we have also been busy to try to make more kind of flours.
We are able to offer you now an All Purpose Flour. Made from our white grains and from our spelt.
While busy baking all kind of recipes, I tried to find a product that is more "a ready to go product".
We came up with a spelt pancake mix and are able to make whole wheat pancake mix from any kind of flour you would like to buy.
So far I didn't find anyone yet to work on my product site, so these items are not added yet. You can mention it in your order if you would like to buy one of the mixes.
Last Saturday I was at the mini Christmas Market at Country Blooms (Broxburn Park) and hope to be there again coming Saturday Dec 11. It is a beautiful greenhouse stocked full with plants, gifts and christmas items. For sure worth the drive!!