Stone ground
Low heat
High nutrition retention
No GMO
No additives
No bleaching
No seasonal correctors

LIVING CONSCIOUSLY BY KNOWING EXACTLY WHAT YOU EAT.

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Many people are starting to live more conscious lifestyles, and are aware of what
they’re consuming and where it comes from. Agriculture has more attention on it now than ever before and consumers are actually turning their attention

to farms not just bakeries and your average breadman. That’s why we feel it’s important for you to know what our process is.

Why Stoneground?

ETHICAL FARMING gideon-milling-tractor-icon THE NATURAL PROCESS

BIOLOGICAL FARMING AND THE CROP ROTATION

The mill is very selective when it comes to buying wheat and none of the wheat purchased is genetically modified. Why is this selective purchasing of wheat important to know about? Much is made of organic and free-range farming today. The truth is that there is very little organic wheat farming in South Africa and labels can be deceiving. However, we procure our wheat from areas where minimum tillage is practiced, in essence biological farming. It works on the basis of a crop rotation system. In the West Coast, Southern Cape and Swartland areas the farmers plant canola in year one, lupins (a legume) in year two and wheat in year three. This process repeats itself with the seventh year being a rest year.

Canola grows very tall and creates a canopy above the soil which prevents weeds from growing and producing more seed, so fewer chemicals are needed. The lupins in year two are a natural source of nitrogen for the soil, thus less fertilizer is applied.

A large percentage of farmers use chicken manure, which is spread over the land before the planting season, thus decreasing the fertilizer application during the season. When the wheat is planted you have a clean seed bed and healthy soil. During the process of harvesting the straw is chopped and spread out by the combine-harvester and this material rots into the soil after a few months.

The no-till regime (no ploughing; the top layer does not get turned over) reduces or eliminates soil erosion. No-till increases the amount and variety of life in and on the soil, including disease suppression organisms.

The major benefit of no-tillage is improvement in soil biological fertility, making soils more resilient. In consequence, farming operations are more efficient, speeding up sowing time, and less fossil-fuels are used.

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1kg, 2.5kg, 12.5kg

Everything milled is in the bag including the wheat germ.

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1kg, 2.5kg, 12.5kg

Stoneground and sieved through 160 micron sieve.

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1kg, 2.5kg, 12.5kg

Stoneground and sieved through 210 micron sieve.

THE DRIVING FORCE BEHIND GIDEON MILLING

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Gideon Milling is a wheat flour mill and operates from Sacks Circle, Bellville in Cape Town. The company is owned by the Visagie Family Trust, Gideon Melck, Jurianne Schreuder, Johan Orfer and Aubrey Terblanche. The strength of the mill lies in the relationship between the five owners. Their combined knowledge of wheat farming

and commodity trading is vital in today’s world of agriculture. It ensures the traceability of the purchased wheat as well as consistency of quality, grades and varietals. Aubrey is the managing director and miller of the company and is responsible for communication between the farmer, the baker and the consumer.