The day starts early, out in the fields.
For a good part of the year, our farmers are busy doing what farmers have always done, planting, nourishing, tending and growing the organic grains that go into the flours, cereals and mixes we create here at Anita’s Organic Mill. This is farming at pretty much its most honest and true; simple and traditional methods, sustainably practiced without chemicals, in order to produce grains that are wholesome, nutritious and safe. We partner with these farmers because they understand what we’re all about, what we’re striving for, what we’re committed to. We’re in this together.
Our farmers consistently deliver the cleanest, freshest grains possible, direct to our mill in Chilliwack, BC. Here, we mill it in small batches, fresh every day. It’s a slow and traditional process but, by keeping temperatures low and taking our time, we keep the whole grain nutrition intact; whole grain goes in, whole grain nutrition comes out. Our sprouted grains and flours are created in the same careful manner using a state-of-the-art process that produces a truly remarkable product that many bakers have come to love and use exclusively.
This care and attention to detail is for a purpose. We can honestly say that our grains, flours and cereals not only taste better for it, they’re also more nutritious and perform better in your kitchen.
The magic of baking.
Your kitchen is where the magic happens. Part art, part science and a whole lot of love. Baking is one of the things that grounds us, connects us to the earth and above all, connects us to each other. We follow recipes passed on through generations of family members, using favourites marked by wear and tear and the odd food stain. Recipes, passed on by good friends. Or we try something new, found online. Baking is an ever-changing experience. When we bake, we transform. The kitchen is our domain. Some of us turn on the blues or jazz or top 40, and pour a fresh cup of coffee before we roll up our sleeves and dive in. For sure, baking definitely takes us away from the crazy of our day-to-day lives. Whatever your style, when you bake with flours, grains and mixes from Anita’s Organic Mill, you really can’t go wrong.
At the end of the day, we choose our path and our activities for similar reasons; we’re seeking a simpler, more wholesome life. A healthier connection with the earth, and with people. We share the food we grow, the flours we mill and the foods we bake with our families, our friends and our communities. Over pies and pancakes, cakes and croissants, when we share, the world—for a moment—becomes a little closer, a little calmer and, we like to think, a little more loving.