This new mill was set up by James Kelly and in his words:
Ballymore Organics stoneground flour and porridge oats is grown and milled by James Kelly in Ballymore Eustace in the County of Kildare, Ireland.
Entering conversion to organic cereals in 2015, James harvested his first organic crops in August 2016. That year the winter milling wheat was particularly good and James decided to take the farm in a new direction and began building his own flour mill. After almost a year of research and development, design and construction, Ballymore Organics began milling stoneground wholemeal in Summer 2017, the first flour mill to operate in Kildare since the closure of Leinster Mills in Naas in 1989, which had been milling Kildare’s milling wheat since 1790.
In January 2020 James expanded the range of products to milling stoneground plain flour and semolina, to compliment the existing wholemeal flour. James also began milling his own porridge oats, a major milestone, thus becoming the first and only grower and miller of both wheat flour and porridge oats in the country.
Ballymore Organics flour is single-varietal, single-origin, and has uniquely nutty flavour. The oats are not steam cooked during milling to preserve the full flavour and nutritional benefits of the oats.
In 2018 and 2020 Ballymore Organics was shortlisted for the Bord Bia National Organic Food awards and was a winner in the Blás na hÉireann Irish Food awards in 2018, 2019 and 2020.
The farm and mill is certified by the Irish Organic Association. James is a founding member of Irish Craft Millers.
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