Hill Top Farm lies on the limestone escarpment, four miles north of Kirkbymoorside. Part of the North York Moors National Park, the farm produces organic lamb and small acreages of cereals, growing milling wheat since 1975. In 2005 we decided to mill organically grown wheat, sourced from both our own and other farms in North and East Yorkshire. We aim to produce best quality flour in an environmentally friendly and socially responsible way.
By milling local produce we minimise food miles, reduce transport costs, and create a mutually beneficial trading network between farmers, millers, bakers and customers. The enterprise is entirely organic (see Yorkshire Post article in Latest News).
Our grain is cleaned, using a traditional aspirated seed cleaner that removes the dust, chaff and other light material whilst separating grains by size through a series of reciprocating sieves. Further separation into lighter and heavier fractions (e.g. for wholemeal flours) can be achieved using our big gravity table.
We have three mills that employ special granite stones, just over one metre in width: the top stones are mounted on heavy springs, making the milling highly controllable. They are set in modern equipment designed by the revered Astrie brothers (from Castres, France) and were the first of their kind to be brought to this country. They were built for us by “Aster” of Brittany. The stones are dressed in such a way that they are able to mill and mix the inner layers of the bran into our creamy white 85% extraction flour; when combined with the gentle milling speed, this means that our flours retain the maximum nutritional value of the whole grain.
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