When we first began growing and harvesting our own crops using conventional methods, we would process our own grain. When we turned to organic methods, we continued to process the grain as well, and by building various relationships with other farmers, we were able to take in small amounts of grain from surrounding organic farms. We began processing grain for food purposes after connecting with marketers and organic mills. Today, farmers from across Ontario ship their grain to Konzelmann Farms to be processed, and we have the capability to process six to seven thousand tonnes a year.
We process grain to meet the high standards of organic mills and markets. We know that you deserve to have the best quality grain going into your food, and we strive to maintain our high standards of excellence. We are happy to accept any organic grain for processing, including spelt, soybeans, black beans, corn, oats, and others. Our state of the art equipment allows our processing plant to condition and process grain that other processors turn away as ‘too dirty’ or ‘too wet’.
What makes us different from other processors?
Much of what makes us different from other processors is our methods. We are capable of grain blending to achieve certain standards, such as moisture levels and falling numbers. We can maintain perfect numbers by conditioning grain through a series of mixing, such as combining grain that is slightly dry with grain that is slightly moist to achieve the desired moisture level. Our setup also allows us to dry grain that is too wet.
The proof of our superior processing capabilities is evident in the high quality of the grain. We use a very thorough tracking system throughout the entire process for all the grain that arrives and leaves our farm, offering solid traceability. There is a tangible paper trail for each supply, tracking critical information such as storage bin number, tests, and moisture levels before and after processing, as well as specific machinery and equipment used to process the grain. Throughout the testing processes, we can ensure that your grain is clear of contamination or coming into contact with products that could harm its rating. You then receive the full paperwork and entire layout of the grain’s processing journey.