Miller's Choice - A New Wheat from Old Wheat

Miller's Choice - A New Wheat from Old Wheat

by Josiah Meldrum June 06, 2022 1 Comment

Miller's Choice, a wheat population, was created over twelve years by Andrew Forbes of Brokewell Bake, using 19th century (and older) tall wheat varieties as a starting point. Its heritage means it's particularly well suited to low input farming systems and our Miller's Choice was grown organically by John and Alice Pawsey in Suffolk.

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Eat Real Bread

Eat Real Bread

by Amy Oboussier February 19, 2022

As a nation we really love bread. It's a staple of almost all British households, with 12 million loaves baked and sold every day. At Hodmedod we’re a little more particular. We love real bread.

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Ah, Flanders, welcome back!

Ah, Flanders, welcome back!

by Josiah Meldrum February 18, 2022

Diversity is at the heart of resilient agroecological food systems. For that reason and just in time for Real Bread Week, we're delighted to be welcoming Flanders wheat into the Bean Store.

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Miller’s Voice: Know Your Flour

Miller’s Voice: Know Your Flour

by Keith Malcolm February 03, 2022

Hodmedod's miller (and engineer) Keith Malcolm takes a closer look at stoneground wholemeal flour to understand its properties and how they change with time.

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A View from the Mill House: Keith

A View from the Mill House: Keith

by Keith Malcolm July 27, 2021

Keith Malcolm joined Hodmedod during the first 2020 lockdown to help pack orders and has now taken on the role of miller, mastering the milling of wholemeal flour on our new mill.

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Hodmedod stone mill

Inside the Mill House

by Nick Saltmarsh July 02, 2021

We're milling! Our new mill is up and running in the Hodmedod Mill House and we're stone-milling our own wholemeal flour, offering a wider range alongside our existing flours milled for us by Maple Farm in Suffolka and Shipton Mill in Gloucestershire.

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YQ Wheat for Bakers

YQ Wheat for Bakers

by Josiah Meldrum June 04, 2021

This photo from July 2017 marks an ending and a beginning. The end of a long search for bakers willing to work with the population wheats developed by Martin Wolfe. The start of a new phase that has seen YQ widely grown and used, alongside a blossoming of alternative grain systems in the UK. 

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A Grain Community

A Grain Community

by Kimberley Bell June 04, 2021

Kimberley Bell of Small Food Bakery reflects on four years of YQ grown for the bakery and the people-centred systems that have emerged and continue to emerge, around it.

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Hwyl fawr a phob lwc William!

Hwyl fawr a phob lwc William!

by Josiah Meldrum April 30, 2021

We bid goodbye and good luck to William Hudson, one of Hodmedod’s three founders, who's off to Wales to join a farm business on the Gower.

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A View from the Bean Store: Joe

A View from the Bean Store: Joe

by Joe Gaze April 27, 2021

Joe Gaze joined Hodmedod as our first employee when we moved into the original Bean Store in Halesworth in 2015. He's now Operations Manager and responsible for the day-to-day running of the business and our team of sixteen.

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Pasta meets Pulses

Pasta meets Pulses

by Nick Saltmarsh April 01, 2021

We’ve sold a range of Pastificio Carleschi's superb pasta for almost a year now, but absolutely delighted to add our brand new Emmer & Fava Bean Sedani, the result of a collaborative project with Giovanni Carleschi.

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Flour by Horsepower

Flour by Horsepower

by Josiah Meldrum March 22, 2021

Earlier this year we had a call from incomparable Devon farmer and horseman Jonathan Waterer. He was coming to Suffolk to look at a new horse-drawn seed drill, did we want him to deliver some flour? We did.⁣

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