We purchase most of our grain directly from farmers in the upper Midwest. By working closely with our farmers we can make sure that we're paying them a fair price and collaborating directly to create great flour and bread. Our farmers are cultivating unique grains using sustainable and organic methods. The quality of our flour and bread stems directly from the quality of our farmers, which is why we are grateful to be working with this amazing community of growers.
Mark Askegaard -Askegaard Organic Farm
Askegaard Organic Farm covers 900 acres in the Red River Valley. Mark primarily grows spring wheat, soybeans, and flaxseed, having transitioned to organics in 1995. He is a fourth generation farmer with a passion for preserving the land and promoting the health of communities through organic agriculture and local foods. His daughter, Beth, is actively involved with the day-to-day activities at the farm.
Jonathon & Carolyn Olson - Fairview Farm
Fairview Farm is a 1100 acre farm located in Cottonwood, MN. Jonathon and Carolyn primarily grow soybeans, wheat, oats, and barley seed, and made the transition to organic in 1998. As Jonathon puts it, "We are using old farming techniques with new farming technology". Jonathon grew up on a seed farm, with recollections of his past in soybean fields.
Doug Lundeen - Lundeen Farms
Lundeen Farms is a 250 acre farm located 3 miles south of Cokato, MN. Doug and his family transitioned to organic production in 1997, and today they grow wheat, corn, and soybeans. His family has been farming this acreage since 1920, when his grandfather, Victor, moved to Cokato. His oldest son, Charlie, also works on the farm, continuing their family tradition.
Luke Peterson - Peterson Farms
Luke farms wheat near Dawson, MN. He is a husband, father, and farmer who believes people are only as healthy as the environment they live in, and the more diverse the environment is, the better chance it has to survive. Luke’s family farm is transitioning to organic and provides us with a hard spring wheat called Forefront.
Ben PenneR - BEN penner Farms
Penner Farms exists to inspire human flourishing through agriculture. The farms are located on 36 acres of certified organic land near Belle Plaine and 8 acres near Henderson, MN. He grows, markets, and sells alfalfa, hard red winter and spring wheat, food grade soybeans, and cover crops. Ben implements conservation agriculture practices to minimize soil loss and improve soil fertility including no-till, maintaining soil cover through the use of rye cover crops, and crop rotation.
Ben Wenzel & Chad Forsberg
Ben Wenzel and Chad Forsberg are cousins with a family farming history in North Dakota going back over 150 years. They have teamed up in the past, raising potatoes and other vegetable crops in the rich, black soils of Cavalier County, ND. Now they are working together again to produce a wide range of both heritage and modern grains for milling, baking, and malting.
Still farming the original homestead, Ben raises a variety of small grains which include wheat and barley. With a focus on soil fertility, Ben works to ensure a sustainable future of quality production.
Chad farms in Wisconsin, growing a wide range of vegetables and heritage grains. Through careful rotations, mulching, and cover cropping, Chad works to maintain soil health and fertility. Historically, he has grown and provided heirloom vegetables for some of the finest restaurants around the Twin Cities. In recent years, he has been raising more heritage and landrace grains, running hundreds of trials and bringing back many varieties which can't be anywhere else.