We Mill the “BEST FLOUR BY A DAM SITE” !
Although considered a small player in the milling business, we have been continuously operating for 203 YEARS, producing our very unique flours, using our antique Goldie & McCullough cold roller mills that replace the stone ground grist mills in 1904. We mill just like the good old days.
Our flours are all natural, with NO PRESERVATIVES, CHEMICALs OR ENHANCERS ADDED. This makes natural flours more perishable than the commercially altered flours. For this reason, we recommend that you store our flours in their paper bag or an air tight sealed container, in a cool dry environment, preferably in the fridge or freezer if you are not planning to use it within a month or two. Like any other plant based organism, it will deteriorate more quickly on the counter than in the fridge.
We mill just like the good old days!
How do we get flour from a kernel of wheat? A wheat kernel is comprised mainly of:
- Endosperm ( approx. 83% of the kernel )
- Bran ( approx. 14% of the kernel )
- Germ ( approx. 2.5% of the kernel )
There are many types of wheat flours, each having it’s own characteristics. Over many years, we have perfected the flours that our loyal customers enjoy so much. We add NO preservatives, bleaches or enhancers.
It is shipped fresh directly to your door and has not sat on a shelf or in a warehouse for weeks or months.
Our mill is a genuine vintage mill and not just a name.
We produce three different flours the old way from non-GMO wheat grown locally from smaller nearby farms.
- Arva DAISY 100% Whole Wheat Hard Flour
We package this flour in our original style paper bags. This flour is made from the entire kernel of our best local hard wheat and is thus higher in dietary fiber and overall nutrient content than white flours. It is often mixed with unbleached hard white bread flour when making yeast breads, to avoid the “heaviness” effect. Whole wheat flour is a good source of calcium, iron and fiber. We ship fresh directly to your door.
- Arva DAISY Unbleached Hard Flour ( Our All Purpose or Bread flour )
We package this flour in our original style paper bags. It is made from the center portion of the endosperm, with the bran and germ removed, ( which contains a good percentage of the nutrients such as niacin, riboflavin and thiamine).
By law, the the flour must be "fortified “ again with these nutrients being added back into the white flour, along with iron. Our hard white bread flour is unsurpassed and excellent for making bread. Protein content ranges from 11% to 12% for this flour. This is our "all purpose" or "bread" flour and is ideal for most of your baking needs at home and is shipped fresh directly to your door.
- Arva IMPERIAL Unbleached Pastry Flour
This Patent flour is the purest and highest quality white wheat flour available and our flour certainly falls into that category.
Our unique pastry flour is made from white soft wheat and falls somewhere between our bread flour and cake flour in terms of protein content and baking properties. Sometimes known as cookie flour, it has a protein (gluten) content 9% to 10 %.
Use it for making biscuits, piecrusts, brownies, cookies and quick breads. It makes a tender but crumbly pastry. Our pastry flour is truly all-natural, unbleached and contains no chemicals or preservatives.
You'll love it, shipped fresh directly to your door.