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2018

August

29Aug2018

Less Dinkelflour and Wheatflour per order, read below.....

We are really pleased to report that Milmore Downs wheat and spelt products are highly appreciated as quality products. Increasing numbers of people, both end consumers and commercial operations, are discovering it … but there is a down side. Our own wheat harvest was severely reduced due to the difficult climatic conditions from November to mid-January and the supply of certified organic wheats from our partner farms has also dried up. Our stocks are depleting fast!

The consequence is that we cannot supply you with the usual regular amounts if we want the flour to stretch through until the end of January 2019. Rather than come to a complete ‘sorry – sold out’ announcement in advance of the new seasons grain we’d like to suggest cooperation as an alternative by getting less per order. That is why you can't see the bigger amounts in the ordering lists. Thanks for your understanding.

Aug 29, 2018

20Aug2018

Great News for Mushroom Growers

We have a good amount of BioGro/Demeter certified whole rye (maybe her a read more?) that is showing some sprout damage due to the very difficult harvesting conditions we experienced this summer. Unfortunately the damage is sufficient that the grain is not good baking quality but in all other respects is best organic material. It is a good growing substrate for mushrooms – we can supply it whole or kibbled as desired at the highly discounted price of $0.90 per kg plus GST, $010/kg on top for kibbling.

If you are interested, write an email to info@milmoredowns.co.nz



Aug 20, 2018

July

29Jul2018

No Whole Wheat till next harvest!

From now until the next harvest we won't sell any whole wheat, wheat flour is still available.
Jul 29, 2018

04Jul2018

Getting short of Dinkel

From now on we sell only 5kg Dinkelflour maximum per order. Thanks for your understanding.
Jul 04, 2018

March

02Mar2018

Milmore Easter Lambs!

 

Make your Easter into something special with a lamb for a family meal.

A box of lamb will last you through the year (freezer of course must be available).

The lambs grew slowly, naturally on our organic farm, which has been Demeter and BioGro certified for more than 30 years. The lambs are between 23 and 28 kg carcass weight, the price is $12/kg (this means around $300 for the complete lamb, cut and packed in a mix of chops and roasts).

Please ring Matt on his phone 0274373539 for delivery options; on farm pick up or delivery to addresses between the farm and Rangiora/Christchurch city.

Mar 02, 2018

February

28Feb2018

The new season begins

Well what a year it has been – we’ve had everything thrown at us in a climatic sense! The spring was late, after a wet tail end to the winter which saw the Dinkel field turn into a lake. Waterlogged ground is not ideal for any plant, and so of course a part of the area was drowned out.
The Oats for our own green manure seed were sown, drowned, re-sown and in the end almost abandoned.
But then, come November, it all changed – blazing temperatures and not a drop of rain for over six weeks forced crops to an early maturity with small grain size. This hit the wheat and rye particularly. The potential to sprout in the ear should moisture arrive is also ever present under such conditions. January, and the next challenge – a tropical cyclone bringing some 120mm of rain over a week or so. And it wasn’t the only rain event that month so harvesting was a matter of high speed when the day permitted followed by waiting for the next window of suitable conditions to get started again. By the end of the month it was all in the silos, variable yields, variable quality but still offering us the hope of being able to supply you all over the next 12 months.
Parallel to the work in the fields, we have had two exciting new developments – both expansions - to the milling and the irrigation.
Both are still in the commissioning phase but we hope to be able to offer an increased range of grain products through the importation of a stone mill and sieving box from East Tyrol, Austria, and to ensure better success with the crops we grow by having a greater area able to be watered. We hope the investments mean we can better meet your needs looking into the coming years.

Feb 28, 2018

Great News for Mushroom Growers

We have a good amount of BioGro/Demeter certified whole rye (maybe her a read more?) that is showing some sprout damage due to the very difficult harvesting conditions we experienced this summer. Unfortunately the damage is sufficient that the grain is not good baking quality but in all other respects is best organic material. It is a good growing substrate for mushrooms – we can supply it whole or kibbled as desired at the highly discounted price of $0.90 per kg plus GST

If you are interested, write an email to info@milmoredowns.co.nz

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