Friends of Green’s Mill have been awarded a Soil Association Organic Food Award for 2012 for the 100% Organic Stoneground Wheat flour. The Soil Association is the leading organic certification body in the UK and the awards are contested by producers from all over the country.
The judges said this flour has an “intriguing colour” and a “nice nutty flavour” which impressed them.
Green’s Mill went completely organic in 1999. Green’s Mill produces seven kinds of organic flour. The two most popular are stoneground wholemeal flour and stoneground white. The others are, stoneground brown, stoneground wholemeal Spelt, stoneground white Spelt and stoneground medium oatmeal. All the grains, except for the oats in the oatmeal, come from one farm, Hungary Lane Farm at Sutton Bonnington, 11 miles away.
All flours can be bought at the Mill shop in both large and small quantities.
Telephone: 0115 9156878
David the miller takes on the daunting task of climbing a sail to inspect it.
Bread, at least grain, is the life-blood of all communities, regardless of origin and there is plenty of diversity in Sneinton.
If twenty or so groups could put together their own stall to promote their own type of ‘bread’, demonstrate their method or sell recipe sheets or leaflets, bring in a local Brewery eg. Castle Rock and their George Green ale, and potentially you have a low-cost, low-maintenance ‘festival’.
There would be plenty of people around to buy flour, etc. from the Mill.
It could form a realistically inclusive alternative to a Harvest Festival for all faiths to enjoy!
A theme song for a bread festival!
The Singing Postman with “I Can’t Get a Nice Loaf a’ Bread.” (1967)
Green’s Mill had a successful stall at Heritage Day on Sneinton Market on September 8th. Annabel, Suzy and Burcu sold 20 bags of flour ground at the mill, showing there is a demand. In all, they took £66.
New stock will soon be arriving at the mill shop, including a new line in T-shirts.
Hello my name is
John and I am the apprentice miller at Green’s Mill.
Having spent many years working in supermarkets and cinemas I was obviously delighted to be offered the opportunity to learn about milling. I think it is important nowadays to keep traditional ways of working alive from a heritage point of view.
It is so much more fulfilling for me to know that I am not only contributing to giving someone a good day out, but hopefully they will leave inspired and maybe having learnt something.
My role is mainly to support David, the miller, and the volunteers in the day to day running of the mill.I spend most of my time covered in flour whilst I clean up the mill but I would have it no other way.
Green’s Mill is again taking part in this year’s Heritage Open Days in Nottingham. David Bent, miller at Green’s Mill for over 25 years, will talk about the mill restoration and lead tours (for 16+ years) on Saturday and Sunday 8th and 9th September at 2.30pm. The mill will be open as usual from 11am – 4pm from Thursday 6th September to Sunday 9th September.
The mill will have a stall at the Heritage Day on Saturday 8th at Sneinton Market on Bath Street from 10am – 3pm. Other attractions include a Routemaster bus and 1929 limousine from Lymn’s, and an exhibition on the market’s history. At 11am there will be a tour of the Market Conservation Area starting at the Victoria Leisure Centre.
A stone’s throw from the mill, the newly refurbished William Booth Birthplace Museum at Notintone Place, Sneinton Road, will be open on the Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 9.30am – 4pm and on the Sunday from 9.30am – 11.30am.
On Sunday 9th September the Hermitage Caves on Sneinton Hermitage will be open from 2pm – 4pm.
St. Stephen’s Church on Sneinton Road will be holding a Flower Festival “60 years remembered in flowers” on Saturday 8th from 11am – 6pm and Sunday 9th from 3pm – 5pm.
So, all in all, lots of reasons to come to Sneinton during this year’s Heritage Open Days!
Marsha’s Secret Cafe at St. Christopher’s Church Hall Sneinton NG2 4AL has become a favourite lunch spot for local people. During the summer holidays, Marsha has brought a pop up kitchen to Green’s Mill for one day a week. On Thursdays you can enjoy her mouth-watering cakes and vegetarian dishes in the mill yard.
Tel: 0774 621 6459