August 4, 2023by melissa

As we dive into the second half of the summer we would like to share some valuable insights about pests and how you can safeguard your precious flour and grains from these pesky creatures. We take immense pride in our commitment to providing you with the finest quality products, and we believe it’s crucial to arm you with the knowledge you need to preserve your baking essentials during this warm and pest-prone time of the year.

Battling Summer Pests: The summer months bring not only joy and warmth but also unwelcome pests into our homes. Flour beetles, weevils, and moths are particularly notorious for infesting grains and flour, posing a serious threat to their freshness and taste. As a small flour mill, we understand the importance of protecting your ingredients from these unwanted visitors to ensure the deliciousness of your culinary creations.

The Freezing Solution: We have some fantastic news for all the home bakers and cooking enthusiasts out there! One simple and effective way to keep those pesky pests at bay is by employing your freezer. Yes, you heard that right! By placing your flour or grains in the freezer for a couple of days, you can eradicate any eggs or larvae that might make their way from the outside world in! This easy and natural method ensures that you have pest-free ingredients to work with, maintaining the integrity of your baked goods.

How Freezing Works: The process is straightforward; transfer your flour or grains into airtight containers or sealed plastic bags, if you have a smelly freezer, or directly into the freezer with the paper bags. The cold temperatures will halt the life cycle of any roaming pests, effectively stopping them in their tracks. Once the freezing time is up, remove the containers or bags from the freezer, allow them to reach room temperature, and voila! Your ingredients are safe, sound, and ready to be transformed into scrumptious delights.

The Quality Assurance: By adopting this freezing practice during the summer, you’re not only ensuring the highest quality of your baked goods but also preventing anyone else from munching on your grains or flours.

Embrace Summer Baking: Armed with the knowledge to combat summer pests, there’s no reason not to embrace the joy of summer baking! Whether you’re whipping up loaves of bread, crafting delectable pastries, or experimenting with new recipes, rest assured that your ingredients are safeguarded, thanks to the wonders of freezing.

As the summer sun graces us with its warmth, we hope you find this helpful in preserving the quality of your flour and grains. Stay tuned for more tips and updates from 1847 Stone Milling, as we continue our mission to provide you with the best baking experience possible.

Happy baking and have a wonderful summer!


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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December 11, 2022by melissa

Winter is an important season for Ontario farmland, especially when it comes to soil health.

Here are a few reasons why:

  1. Winter helps to improve soil structure. When the ground is frozen, it allows the soil to settle and compact, which can help to improve its structure and make it more fertile. This is especially important for crops like wheat, which need well-structured soil in order to grow and thrive.
  2. Winter provides a break from farming activities. During the winter months, farmers can take a break from the busy planting and harvesting seasons, which allows them to rest and recharge. This is important for maintaining their mental and physical health, as well as the health of their crops.
  3. Winter helps to control pests and diseases. Many pests and diseases that can harm crops are less active during the colder months, which can help to reduce their impact on the farmland. This is especially important for wheat, which is prone to infestations of pests and diseases.
  4. Winter helps to conserve moisture in the soil. Snow and freezing temperatures can help to conserve moisture in the soil, which is important for ensuring that crops have enough water to grow. This is particularly important for wheat, which needs a consistent supply of moisture in order to produce a good yield.

Overall, winter is an important season for Ontario farmland, and plays a vital role in supporting the health of crops like wheat. By taking advantage of the unique conditions that winter offers, farmers can help to ensure that their crops are healthy and productive.


September 9, 2022by melissa

We have been keeping a little secret at our farm. Last year we started our journey in apiculture! We had a harsh winter and lost our hives to the varroa mite. This spring, we started over with two different types of bees, hoping the genetic diversity would improve our overwintering numbers.

Each weekend we check our hives for freshly laid eggs, swarm cells ( baby queens cells) and general health. Not only is it exhilarating to work with the bees it also makes you slow down and become very deliberate with each action. It is brain training with sting therapy. 😉

Another first for us was using a flow hive! We love it. The honey it produced was so clear and delicious. The children loved getting involved, especially with the harvest. I think there was more honey on fingers than in jars! Next year we hope to expand our colonies little by little and maybe one day have enough honey to accompany our grains and flours.


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!


December 10, 2021by melissa

Warmest Wishes this Holiday Season!

We wanted to thank you all for supporting us this year.
We are truly grateful for each and every one of you and are proud to provide fresh flour for you and your families.

We decided to do something special this holiday season.
For a limited time when you spend $50 (before shipping) we will add one of these metal bird ornaments to your order!

(1 ornament per order while supplies last)

Wishing you all a safe and happy holiday!


November 12, 2021by melissa

Clementine Season is Here!

With every purchase of $40 or more before shipping, we will add a free clementine Swedish dishcloth to your order!
(1 dishcloth per order while supplies last – does not include gift card purchases)

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!

Bonus: They look beautiful in your kitchen and can also make a great stocking stuffer! 😉

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