The promotion of organic food is deep set within the ethos that drives Shipton Mill.
We source our flours as locally as possible from certified organic producers. In the UK this tends to mean producers certified by the Soil Association, a body recognised worldwide as adhering to the strictest standards. We select only the finest parcels to give the fullest flavour and best baking results to our organic flour.
Our vast range of rare and organic flours is available to buy online in the Shipton Mill Flour Direct Shop.
Try some of our best selling organic flours
Most of our flours are organic (click here for a full listing), but here are a selection of our most popular ones.
We blend and mill our wheats to give the best quality flour available - sympathetic milling can retain much more of the naturally beneficial ingredients that high speed or pressure milling can destroy. In turn, this means the baker needs to use less in the way of artificial flour improvers and raising agents to make good bread.
The use of organic flour not only helps to contribute to biodiversity both in maintaining rarer or older varieties of wheat but also in the general wildlife populations where organic production methods actively encourage greater species varieties and numbers.
In addition, the consumer can be assured that there are no residues within the product. New evidence is pointing to growing concern over the "cocktail" effect or residues in food that, although the individual chemicals may be at permitted levels, the cumulative or compound effects are way over acceptable levels.
Anything that promotes the growing of foods without the excessive application of fertilizers derived from carbon based energy sources has to be of significant global benefit.
Why not browse our range of organic flour in the Shipton Mill Flour Direct Shop and try them for yourself?