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April 22, 2021by melissa

One thing we are very proud of at 1847 Stone Milling is that we don’t just celebrate Earth day on April 22nd we celebrate each and everyday. Throughout the year we focus on regenerative practices which restore the soil and sequester carbon! We started this company to make the best flour for people while protecting the planet as well. It only makes sense to produce a product that leaves the world a little better than how we found it. You will be proud to use 1847 flour thanks to our commitment.

The Grain: We use only organic grains grown on healthy land where soil sequesters carbon permanently. No petroleum derived chemical fertilizers or herbicides or pesticides are ever used. We buy our grain in bulk from the farmers to avoid any unnecessary packaging and work with local farmers wherever possible.

Milling: We use solar panels to offset our power usage from our electric motors throughout the mill. We take this very serious and even produce more power then we use!

Packaging:  We chose to use 100% paper bags with cotton stitching so they may be composted or recycled.  We also buy our boxes from box recyclers that focuses on repurposing clean cardboard boxes. This drastically reduces the carbon intensity of our packaging.

Transportation: For the majority of our customers the flour is shipped directly to their front door. This avoids several warehousing transportation steps making it the greenest way to get you your flour.

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March 2, 2021by melissa

A Basic and Simple Sourdough Tin Loaf Featuring 1847 Daily Bread Flour

 

About Matthew:

Hi I’m Matt, a trained chef, baker and sourdough enthusiast with over 15 years of industry experience. I’m here to share tips, tricks and some of my favourite recipes to help you become a better cook and baker in your home kitchen!

Simple Sourdough:

A simple and easy to make sourdough tin loaf. While I often bake batard style loaves we really enjoy having a tin loaf at home for weekdays. Quickly toasted for breakfast or made into a hearty sandwich for lunch, this sourdough bread is a wonderful household staple.

For this sourdough tin loaf I am using 1847 Daily Bread flour.

  • 100% organic stone milled 1847 daily bread flour
  • 13.5% protein

Get the full recipe!

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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 >>


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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

Red Fife Wheat Vodka – Spirit of York

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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!