WINTERS - Last week, the Körner Grist Mill formally began cereal grain processing operations in Winters. On Monday, March 6, the new business officially began processing the grain.

WINTERS - Last week, the Körner Grist Mill formally began cereal grain processing operations in Winters. On Monday, March 6, Winters' newest business officially began processing the grain.

The business will focus on providing Texans with a reliable source of quality stone ground flours processed with European stone milling equipment. Unlike commercially mass-produced flours, the grains processed using stone mills have not been stripped of their bran which contain valuable B vitamins, iron and fiber.

Körner Grist Mill is a start-up mill specializing in quality cereal grains, heritage grains, and ancient grains that are processed in Winters. All grains are procured directly from farmers or co-ops with a strong focus on sustainable agricultural production. The current main offerings of the business are stone ground whole wheat flour with different levels of protein suitable for different baked goods. Körner Grist Mill is a certified Go Texan brand.

The name Körner is German for grain.

“As we searched for names and logos for our mill, we wanted to focus on the history of Texas and the area we operate in," said Mark Molamphy, who owns the mill with his wife Leslye. "One thing that is evident was there is a strong German immigrant culture in Texas. We also felt as though Körner would relate with the history of Texas and provide our business a unique identity. In Texas the wind is constantly gusting. With the wind turbine farms being installed around the area and historically certain stone mills were powered by wind – we thought this would be a great identity for our business.”

Körner Grist Mill business is based on the knowledge of Molamphy's degree in Milling Science from Kansas State University and his career working in the cereal grain processing industry.

Körner Grist Mill is currently working to expand the distribution network around Texas. Currently, all orders can be placed either by emailing the mill info@kornergrain.com or calling the mill office – (830) 499-4688.