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Capay Mills


David Kaisel


15 acres in Capay Valley, California, about 89 miles from the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market.


Grain farmer David Kaisel offers stone-ground flour milled from heirloom wheat grown in the Capay Valley. The result is fresh whole-grain flour that keeps flavor and nutrients intact. In addition to being available at farmer markets as milled flour, the heirloom grains are grown for seed to help farmers plant these lost varieties.


Capay Mills uses both certified organic and uncertified or transitional grain. Both certified and uncertified grain is grown without the use of petroleum-based herbicides, pesticides, or fertilizers, following organic methods. Capay Mills is one of the few artisan flour mills in California inspected by the state as a Processed Food Facility, and is approved to mill certified organic grain. In addition to 100% heritage and varietal wheat flours, they mill corn for polenta, grits and cornmeal, along with non-wheat flours such as barley, millet, rye and buckwheat (all organically certified).   

Fun Fact

Capay Mills is part of California Grain Campaign, a group of small-scale growers who’ve banded together to increase the availability and diversity of local grains and bring back traditional forms of milling.


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