Fresh-Ground Flour in SF? (saw a demo at Ferry Plaza)
A guy associated with Eatwell Farms was manning a hand-cranked wheat flour grinding station this morning, but unless you have a place to grind it, it's mainly a gimmick: he blanched visibly when I asked for 4 lbs worth, so I took pitty on him and told him nevermind. Apparently it has to be run through the grinder multiple times to be fine enough for baking even a rustic country loaf, so he would have been cranking for at least 10 minutes to produce $4 worth of usable flour.
Does anyone know where to get flour ground in SF? I know you can buy a kitchen appliance for a couple hundred bucks, but I'm not exactly that interested in fresh-ground flour.
If you're a diehard locavore, check the Eatwell stand at the Ferry Plaza for potentially local wheat.
I ground 1lb of the flour a few weeks ago - I got the young Eatwell twins to help me and we took it in turns and it took us about 20 or more minutes.
We only put it through the grinder once though.
It made fantastic bread.
So I bought myself a 50lb bag of their wheatberries and a kitchen aid attachment grinder which was on special offer $109 with free shipping on Amazon. As well as making wholesome tasty bread, I am also using it to make wheat porridge for breakfast every day. I think it was worth the investment.
Not yet, but Pie Ranch is growing wheat and will in the future. With Mission Pie, they're currently looking for matching contributions to fund a grain mill, http://www.pieranch.org/news/archives...
2901 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110
2080 Cabrillo Highway, Pescadero, CA