The Farmer Owned Company
We founded Heartland Mill in 1985 to supply home and professional bakers with quality flour and to provide organic growers a market for their high quality grain. Our paired goals were to foster the High Plains community of regenerative farmers who were building a sustainable agriculture and to offer consumers superior, wholesome grain and flour. Today, more than 35 years later, we connect new generations of farmers and eaters, and we continue to support agricultural systems that help create and preserve healthy soils and clean water.
The Farmer's Wheat, The Baker's Flour
Heartland Mill, Inc. is grower-owned business located in Marienthal, Wichita County, Kansas. Our owners and other suppliers grow a diversity of certified organic crops, but Hard Red Winter Wheat is our and their mainstay. The rich soil and the climate of the High Plains contribute to the production of some of the world’s very best wheat for making bread.
We grow and buy certified organic wheat because we believe that organic farming will help to preserve the quality of our soils and water and to maintain the health of our rural communities. We produce and sell certified organic flour because we believe that our ultimate customer, the bread eater, expects and deserves the safest and most healthful food possible, as well as an opportunity to choose an agriculture that fosters human and natural communities.
Field to table
At the mill, wheat is transformed from a farmer's crop to a baker's ingredient. The closer these two ends of the bread line work, the better the wheat, the flour, and the bread. It has been said that "When the bread is bad, the whole life is bad," the converse of that is also true, that when bread is good, life's pretty good, too. At Heartland we strive to close the distance between High Plains wheat farmers and craft bakers everywhere, and to contribute in our small way to better bread and better life for farmers, bakers, and everyday bread eaters.