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Farmers Mill Launches 100% NZ Grown Wheat Baking Supplies

Farmers Mill Launches 100% NZ Grown Wheat Baking Supplies


If you like fresh, home-baked brioche or banana bread, you’ll love a new range of high quality, specialty flour and premix products available online from today.

Uniquely made from 100% New Zealand grown premium wheat, the new assortment of Homebake™ products have been produced by New Zealand’s only grower owned and operated mill – Farmers Mill in Timaru.

The Homebake™ range comprises Artisan Flour (all-purpose bread flour milled to unique, high end specifications); Biscuit Flour (specially milled for baking biscuits); Brioche Mix with yeast; Pizza Base Mix with yeast; Banana Bread Mix; Buttermilk Scone Mix and Muffin Mix.

Farmers Mill, based in Timaru, opened in June last year and boasts state-of-the-art milling equipment designed to mill New Zealand wheat to an exceptionally high standard and produce premium biscuit, all-purpose baking, cake, pastry and bread flours to unique, high end specifications.

CEO of Farmers Mill, Grant Bunting, says home bakers keen to impress their family and friends will not be disappointed by the Homebake™ range.

“We developed these products in response to increasing consumer demand for convenience in baking. Conscientious New Zealanders are looking for quality products and fool-proof ways to bake traditional favourites but with an assurance of 100% New Zealand flour and traceability. We can categorically give them that.

“Our commitment to shoppers is to keep offering them new solutions which meet their needs. In line with this, we hope to be able to offer gluten free specialty flours and premixes as well as low salt and low sugar options within the next few months,” says Bunting.

Farmers Mill has grown substantially since it opened to become a leading producer for the New Zealand baking industry supplying to iconic brands such as Griffins Foods, Couplands Bakeries, French Bakery and Baker Boys. Examples of key retail outlets using Farmers Mill flour for artisan breads and pastry based products include Little and Friday in Auckland and Rangiora Bakery in Canterbury.

Kim Evans, owner operator of Little and Friday, says she is committed to a positive food business that is largely 100% New Zealand. She prioritises using local products which are grown and harvested with respect.

“I am an intuitive baker and I have learnt from my mistakes by repeatedly baking, experimenting and getting a feel for the ingredients and processes. But I know very few people have the benefit of time and energy to experiment and so that’s why I support Farmers Mill offering high quality ingredients which can help simplify the process. Better to have New Zealanders baking at home, than not baking at all,” says Kim.

Homebake™ products can be viewed and purchased online at www.homebake.co.nz Shipping costs $5 for any quantity, anywhere in New Zealand.

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