January 15, 2023by melissa

At 1847 Stone Milling, we believe that the whole berry is where all the good stuff is! That’s why we make sure to use the entire berry during our milling process, leaving in all the nutritious germ, endosperm and some bran. We don’t believe in taking any shortcuts, so our flour is made by milling the whole grain, making super delicious whole wheat flours. Specifically, our “run of the mill whole wheat flour” is packed with all the good stuff like fiber, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. And for those who want to take it to the next level, you can even mill your own grain at home and create your own unique flour blend. We are so excited to bring you the freshest and most nutritious flour. At 1847 Stone Milling we love nothing more than making delicious and nutritious flour for you to enjoy!

Whole grains are the ultimate superfood! They’ve got it all – bran, germ, and endosperm – which means they’re packed with essential nutrients like fiber, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Plus, the fiber in whole grains helps keep our digestive system running smoothly and may even lower the risk of heart disease, diabetes, and certain types of cancer. And let’s not forget all the other amazing nutrients like B vitamins, iron, zinc, and magnesium. Plus, whole grains contain antioxidants and phytochemicals that have anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties. Eating a diet rich in whole grains not only tastes delicious but it’s also linked to lower risk of heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, and certain types of cancer. Plus, it may help with weight management and overall digestion. So go ahead, enjoy your whole grains and feel good about it!

Wheat contains several naturally-occurring vitamins, including:

  1. Vitamin B1 (thiamine): essential for energy metabolism and the proper functioning of the nervous system.
  2. Vitamin B2 (riboflavin): important for growth and red blood cell production.
  3. Vitamin B3 (niacin): essential for energy metabolism and the proper functioning of the nervous system.
  4. Vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid): important for the synthesis of hormones and neurotransmitters.
  5. Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine): essential for protein metabolism and the formation of red blood cells.
  6. Vitamin B9 (folate): important for cell growth and the formation of red blood cells.
  7. Vitamin E: an antioxidant that helps protect cells from damage.
  8. Vitamin K: important for blood clotting and bone health.

Gluten sensitivities

It is possible that gluten sensitivity may be a sensitivity to refined flours rather than gluten itself. Refined flour, also known as white flour, is made by removing the bran and germ from the wheat kernel, leaving only the endosperm. This process not only removes a significant portion of the grain’s nutritional value, but also removes the gluten-containing parts of the grain.
When the gluten-containing parts of the grain are removed, the remaining flour is often enriched with synthetic vitamins and minerals. This process can also change the structure of the gluten, making it harder for the body to digest.
Additionally, refined flours are often combined with other additives such as preservatives, emulsifiers, and other ingredients, which can cause inflammation in the gut and lead to symptoms associated with gluten sensitivity.

1847 Stone Milling does not and will never make refined flours because your health is of the utmost importance to us!

At 1847 Stone Milling, we’re all about making our fellow Canadians feel their best! We’re proud to be a part of their journey to optimal health and well-being with our delicious flours. We take pride in our milling process, organic grains, and all our milling and baking products. We’re dedicated to bringing you the best of the best, the freshest and most nutritious flour. It brings us so much joy to know that we’re helping Canadians feel their best and it’s why we do what we do. So go ahead, enjoy our flour and feel good about it!

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March 1, 2022by melissa

New Product Alert!

We are excited to share that we are now selling our very own Swedish Dishcloths!

These Swedish dishcloths replace approximately 17 rolls of paper towels and absorb up to 20x their weight.

Just like our packaging, these cloths are made from all natural materials so they are entirely compostable when you are done using them!

Add one to your next order! We hope you enjoy them! 


February 1, 2022by melissa

As many of you may have seen in the news, there are food shortages in the grocery stores. There is no need to panic. Many experts, including University of Guelph Food chain supply Professor Michael Von Massow, believe our food system is resilient and we are not in imminent collapse! Consumer’s may not have the same selection available but we will have food on the grocery store shelves. One thing we are all seeing at checkout is the price increase due to supply shortages.

From our intro economics class, pricing is really determined by two confounding factors, supply, and demand. When supply decreases, prices often increase and quantity decreases.

Grain Supply

Here at 1847 Stone Milling, we have been very fortunate this year to work with great farmers to help us secure much of the raw grains we need to make the flour you love. We have also increased our raw grain storage with grain bins that help us to buy larger volumes and mitigate price fluctuations in the market.

Flour Demand

Demand continues to be strong for good quality flour and with the supply of raw material sorted we have been able to keep pricing stable

If you are looking for a quick read on our food system stability, take a look at this link from Professor Micheal Von Massow. There are also some great podcasts to listen to as well!


June 8, 2020by melissa

Our Owner, Melissa, featured in a Food Focus Podcast!

Flour Power – Life as a Micro Miller

“Flour has never been cooler. Temporary shortages coupled with a surge in baking as people are staying at home during the COVID-19 pandemic has brought flour into the mainstream. In this episode, Mike talks to Melissa McKeown who runs 1847 Stone Milling, a micro miller in southwestern Ontario. They talk about starting and running a small farm-based food business, competing against the giants, and some of the challenges such as rural internet access. They also talk about different kinds of flour and what makes a good flour.”

Listen here >>


December 2, 2019by melissa

Photo Contest!!!!

For the month of December, we will be running a photo contest where we want to see what you are baking this holiday season with 1847 flours!

Winner will be announced in the New Year and will receive a bouquet of flours!

How to participate:

1. Post your best baking shot on social media
2. Tag @1847Flours and #1847Holiday
3. Bonus – share the recipe so others can try!

No limit on the number of entries!
Must live in Canada to win
Contest closes on December 31, 2019 at 11:59pm EST

Please note that if your social media account is private we may not be able to see your posts.

Happy Holiday Baking!!!

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June 26, 2019by melissa

What Is Fresh Flour (And How To Use It)

“Fresh-milled flour from a stone mill is just like fresh-cracked pepper. It has more flavour to it,” says Melissa McKeown, who owns 1847 Stone Milling in Fergus, Ontario. Think of it as flour milled the old-fashioned way. The process grinds the entire grain (including the oil-and-nutrient-filled germ and bran), which some say makes stone-milled flour more nutritious compared to the commercially produced stuff (which is ground into flour after the hard bran and germ is removed).”

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June 26, 2019by melissa

Red Fife Wheat Vodka – Spirit of York



Red Fife wheat was the original wheat grown in Canada in the early 1800’s. Spirit of York now uses our Heritage grain to distill Spirit of York Red Fife Wheat Vodka. They source our Red Fife wheat from Fergus, Ontario, where it is still grown organically and Stone Milled the way it was in 1847. Take a step back in History and enjoy the unique, rich, smooth taste of this Vodka.

Get it at spiritofyork.com in the Toronto Distillery District!