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Maple Farm

What our customers say

"What a fantastic idea to have your own flour mill to process the wheat you’ve grown."
Mr C.(Essex)

Our fresh flour range

Stone Mill

All our flours are stone-milled at Maple Farm Kelsale in Suffolk.
Choose from :

Made from organic wheat:
Unbleached white
Wholemeal

Made from organic spelt:
Unbleached white
Wholegrain

Made from organic rye:
Rye flour

We sell our flour in 1.5kg bags through our farm shop and local independent retail partners, but are happy to supply in large bags and to trade customers. For more details please contact us.

Knead to know – baking tips

Our flours are suitable for all types of traditional baking, but do vary from mass-produced flours: certain recipes often call for very specific ingredients. They may not be as strong as some imported flours because of the lower protein levels of the English wheat varieties, but they are considered to have a significantly fuller flavour. They make delicious pastry and bread. MORE...

Our flours - grown & milled on the farm

Flour

We always think it a bit of a surprise that buying locally grown and locally milled flour can be a challenge – even in Suffolk where farmers grow over a quarter of a million acres of wheat every year. Unfortunately, most of the grain disappears down farm drives in big lorries, never to be heard of again. Maple Farm Kelsale flours are milled in Suffolk from crops harvested in Suffolk.


Keeping a tradition alive

It’s a sad fact that all but a few of Suffolk's small mills are now in ruins. So we took things into our own hands. After a lengthy search, we found a small family firm which still makes fine traditional stone mills… in Austria. The rest is just continuing our local history.


The ultimate in slow food

Stone mills run at slow speeds so the flour does not overheat and few of the essential nutrients are lost. Our flours are fresh. They contain no preservatives and do not undergo any bleaching processes.


A note on spelt – the unsung old-timer

We’re delighted that we are now home-milling our organic spelt crop. Spelt is an ancient grain which is winning renewed popularity. It is naturally high in fibre and contains significantly more protein than wheat. Spelt flour is not gluten-free, but it is known to be digestible by some people with wheat allergies.


Where to buy bread made with our flours

We supply flour to a growing number of restaurants and artisan bakers in East Anglia. The Maple Farm Wholemeal loaf is a firm favourite at farmer’s markets and sold through a number of Suffolk outlets. MORE...