- is a small-scale organic mill, situated in the Southern part of Denmark.
Skærtoft mølle is owned by Jørgen Bonde and Hanne Risgaard who have
been farming organically on a part-time basis since 1991. In 2003, however,
they realised that this “just wasn’t enough” and they decided to do something
out of the ordinary, but what….
The answer turned out to be this: Organic, freshly ground flour with bran and
germ preserved and especially suited for bread-making. And this is what they
have been producing – on a full-time basis – since the first load of flour left
Skærtoft in June 2004.
The flour from Skærtoft mølle is special on the Danish market as the product
aimed at filling an unseen demand – or in other words, Hanne and Jørgen
created a “blue ocean” within the organic flour business. They produce organic
flour with high protein content – produced on low yielding grain varieties that
however provide the highest quality. The flour is stone ground to preserve the
natural content of vitamins, minerals and amino acids that are so important
to us. Also, oxidation of the flour is kept at a minimum. The mill has no storage
facilities as the flour is only ground “on order” and leaves the mill a maximum of
five days after the production date. Thus the flour is truly “fresh” which also
provides the bread with a rich taste. Nothing is added to the flour, nothing removed.
The flour comes in two varieties – fine (sifted at 200 micrometres, hereby
removing the largest flakes of bran) and coarse (whole grain) – from three
different types of grain:
Spelt (Oberkulmer Rotkorn) – fine and whole grain
Wheat (Vinjett) – fine and whole grain
Rye (Dominator) – whole grain only
As a speciality, Skærtoft mølle has just (March 2006) introduced the first Danish,
organically produced pearled spelt (Perlespelt) which is primarily used for
cooking and is excellent in e.g., salads and soups. In August 2006 they will also
introduce pearled barley (Perlebyg).
Both flour and pearled spelt from Skærtoft mølle have received honorary
diplomas from the SlowFood organisation for “produce of the highest quality”.
This we are particularly proud of!!
The flour and pearled spelt is primarily sold in Irma (www.irma.dk) – an
outstanding supermarket chain that has just set a new world record for organic
sales in the retail business of 30.2 percent.