We have been milling grain in the traditional manner – between rotating stones, driven by the wind – at Heage windmill since our first trial product emerged from the chute on the 4th of July 2003.
Then followed a series of trials and testing until we were ready to offer our products for sale at the windmill.
Our first sack of flour was milled by the late Mac Mumford and was bagged and sold on 28th of March 2004.
We only sell our flour at the mill or Bakewell Farmers’ Market, and all our milling is carried out by our specially trained volunteer millers.
The 49 tons of flour already produced have resulted in a net income over 15 years of about £50,000, at an average of about £3,500 a year.
We hope that Heage Windmill will continue to produce its much loved flour for many years to come.