The Historic Arva Flour Mill, situated on the banks of Medway Creek in Arva Ontario (just north of London), has been in continuous operation for 203 YEARS, making the Mill Canada’s 6th oldest continuously operating business and perhaps the oldest food producing Company in Canada (is Molson beer a food?!) The Mill is believed to be the oldest operating water powered Flour Mill in this part of the world. We produce a true artisan flour, using our antique Goldie & McCullough cold roller mills that replaced the stone ground grist mills in 1904. Our Mills maybe the last of this vintage found anywhere in North America!
“The Best Flour by a Dam Site!
We mill a natural truly artisan flour from wheat from the same small nearby farms that supplied the Mill two centuries ago!. Our vintage roller mills produce a truly artisan flour that can’t be replicated by modern mills. We mill the way of bygone years and when you select Arva flour, you are receiving flour that has not been sitting on a shelf or in a warehouse for weeks or months. We are a genuine small mill.
Around 1900, the original grist millstones were replaced with roller mills, which were the “state of the art” at the time. These are the vintage milling machines we still use to produce our flours.
The Arva Flour Mill continues to thrive today, owned and operated by the Rinker family.
For the most part, the mill operates virtually the same way it did in the early part of the previous century, with half the mill still running on water power; the rest on electricity.
If you ever have the opportunity to visit our mill, we have a wonderful store that sells a vast array of organic, natural and locally sourced products. We have recently opened The Mill House Bakery, a wonderful artisan bakery, baking delicious products using our flours. The aroma is breathtaking, we hope to see you soon!