Produce and Souvenirs
The Mill Shop sells fresh stone-ground organic flour, souvenirs, prints, books, postcards and local watercolours as well as Lincolnshire jams, honey and preserves. We are also now the supplier for Alford Windmill a.k.a The Five Sailed Windmill.
If you would like more information on any of the flours or if you would like to make a large order please telephone:
The Windmill: 01205 750036
(there is an answering machine for when the site is closed)
Ian Ansell (Manager):
or Contact Us.
Why is organic flour so expensive?
A question we occasionally get asked.
‘Normal’ (i.e. genetically modified or containing spray residue) grain is running at about £100 per metric tonne.
Organic grain is about £332 per metric tonne and is more labour intensive to produce (hand weeding etc). We also have to register as ‘organic’ which means we have to pay a registration fee, as well as ongoing annual fees. It all adds up, so although you can see organic flour at what seems to be very high prices compared to supermarket flour, we have a lot more hidden costs to cover before we can even think of making a profit. Then, going for traditional stone ground flour from a wind or water mill, there is the added cost of maintaining a listed building. A milling friend who bought his mill in the late 1980’s, has to date spent around £100,000 in repairs and maintenance. We always try to keep our prices reasonable, but I hope the above helps to answer this question.