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Super sustainable spelt!

Super sustainable spelt!

Monday, January 14, 2019

 

A few years ago, we made the decision to switch our focus on the farm from traditional milling wheat to spelt wheat. To diversify from what had been the main income on the farm for over 70 years wasn’t a decision that was made lightly!

Fast forward to today and we have fast become the UKs largest spelt producer. Recognised in the industry for producing and supplying exceptional quality spelt in grain, flour, pearled, flaked and kibbled formats.

We have a vast range of customers, from the home baker to global cereal producers, who all choose our spelt for its high quality and stable pricing. Traceability and provenance are also hugely important to our customers, particularly ingredients supplier companies. To be able to trace our spelt grain to a specific farm and field enables our customers to forward sell our products with complete peace of mind.

We’ve also got secure plans in place for the future. It is essential we are continuously ahead of demand in the spelt market, we have numerous growers across the country and we have heavily invested in equipment that not only allows us to produce the highest quality and purest spelt but also enables instant scalability.

Our recent £1.2m investment in our biomass boilers enables us to utilise every aspect of our harvest in our spelt production. As soon as the wheat is harvested it is fed into the process dryer where the heat removes any dampness from the grain. This super sustainable method is the most economical, environmentally friendly and purest way to dry the harvest. The heat is generated by spelt husks (from the previous batch of de-hulled spelt) is fed into the biomass boilers to produce hot water to heat the dryer. Creating an 100% environmentally sustainable crop cycle with zero waste and environmental risk.

The spelt wheat is then passed through our state-of-the-art Buhler de-huller to remove the husks and clean the grain ready for processing and dispatching to our customers.

As demand for spelt wheat continues to grow we are proud to be leading the way in supplying our customers with traceable, quality British spelt produce with BRC accreditations at a stable price. Something our imported counterparts are unable to match.


 

 

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