A clarification about Carolina Ground Mill flour

I love the article about the Carolina Ground Mill and am really glad that you are covering such an important and relevant part of our food system [“On Carolina Ground,” April 25 Xpress]. Carolina Ground ensures that even if the price of oil skyrockets we will still have access to high-quality flour for all the amazing artisan bakers in our region.

I just want to make a point of clarification about the price of flour. The price of the Carolina Ground flour is only pennies per pound more expensive than the organic flour that I buy from Lindley Mills — a much larger mill in Graham, N.C. In my interview with Mackensy Lunsford, we talked a lot about the cost of flour, and I failed to mention this point. West End Bakery has always purchased high-quality organic flour and by purchasing flour from Carolina Ground Mill we are able to directly support the farmers growing the grain without paying double the price for the flour.

Thank you for continuing to do stories on all of the important work that goes on in our area to make our food systems more sustainable!

— Cathy Cleary
West End Bakery
Asheville

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