Great River Organic Milling is located on the upper Mississippi River, in the heart of what is called the Hiawatha Valley. The natural beauty of the area is a constant reminder of the importance of our commitment to organic agriculture. Organic, or sustainable agriculture, is more than the avoidance of chemical fertilizers and pesticides.
An organic farm strives to protect our environment by building and maintaining healthy soil which, in turn, improves water and air quality. It has been shown that grain and other food crops grown in a healthy soil, resist pests and diseases better than conventionally grown crops and also contain more vital nutrients important to humans.
Consuming organic foods promotes the health of individuals and the land on which it was grown. In supporting organic agriculture we promote the cycle of a healthy environment which includes the lives of microorganisms, plants, and humans. Most Great River flour is stone-ground. We believe the natural granite millstones contribute to the quality, taste, and nutritional integrity of whole grain flour. Grain flowing into the stones becomes very thin, flat flakes which integrate all parts of the wheat immediately into the flour, allowing the flour to have more flavor.
The cooler temperatures that occur during milling with stones allows important enzyme activity to continue. Protein levels are also maintained. Our stone-ground flours are milled to order, to retain the nutritional value of the flour. Great River is Certified Organic by Quality Assurance International and Kosher approved. Obtaining our certification requires a yearly inspection of our milling facility and records to insure that our products meet industry standards.
Founded in 1975, Great River Organic Milling is located near the upper Mississippi River in western Wisconsin. The natural beauty of the surrounding area is a constant reminder of the importance of the responsibility to be good land stewards and how fortunate they are to be able to offer products from this area. All of Great River’s products are carefully selected to ensure that the quality exceeds your expectations. They also use natural granite stones for milling. They believe the stone enhances the quality, taste and nutritional integrity of whole grain flour.
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