The Power of Flour

By Lynn Fichtner, Hill Country View
September 1, 2017

"Bread is the king of the table and all else is merely the court that surrounds the king." -Louis Bromfield, American novelist and advocate of scientific agriculture (1896-1956).

Inside Barton Springs Mill off Highway 290, owner James Brown reaches into a large, couch-sized freezer that holds his precious cargo of heirloom seeds. He rummages around, looking for a particular zip-locked plastic bag he wants to show off. It's full of beautiful green corn kernels from the south of Mexico, a region where the Zapotec people have been continue reading on hillcountryview.com...


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Excellent Einkorn Berries & Great Customer Service!

We live locally in Austin and wanted to pick up some Einkorn berries (we make sourdough Einkorn bread and love it) and customer service was quick to reply and get my order ready for pickup! Very friendly and helpful. Excellent wheat berries without hulls (we’ve had an issue buying from other companies where the hills were still intact on a lot of the berries. We love Barton Springs Mill!

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Stone Ground Cornmeal
Gena Kearse
Nice surprise

The Bloody Butcher corn meal I purchased arrived neatly packaged and ready to use. It mixed well with my corn bread recipe and it turned out smooth, rich texture and delicious. I'd definitely buy it again.

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Stone Ground Grits
Turd Furguson
mmmmm......grits

very satisfied with these grits.....plain and simple.....

Love white wheat berries!

Loving the new Big Country white wheat berries from Barton Springs Mills! It has been 20+ yrs since I had access to and used white wheat for baking, I had forgotten the beauty of the flour. Thank you!

Beautiful Grain!!

Besides being beautiful, my sourdough starter couldn’t be happier. Have already made bread, and it is super complex and smells like toasty heaven. The best part is the heritage and organic stewardship, which we all need more of in our current mono-culture world. Thanks Barton Springs for all your hard work on this one!!