COLORADO — Ardent Mills launched a new set of capabilities within the existing mill in the River North Art District (RiNo) of Denver, Colo. The mill’s new processing “muscle” will directly support The Annex by Ardent Mills (the Annex).
The company is investing in the Denver Community Mill to add capability to clean and pack intact grains, pearl barley and dehull heirloom grains like emmer, einkorn and spelt for a growing segment of farmers looking to bring these grains to market and customers who want to incorporate them into their recipes.
The mill enhancement is in response to increasing customer demand, such as artisan baking, brewing and distilling, food service and retail foods. The Annex will produce and clean food-grade, organic and non-GMO grains and sell them nationwide in 25- and 50-pound bags and totes.
“Our first year has been wrapped in innovation,” said Shrene White, director at the Annex. “We have listened to our customers, worked closely with our farmers and evaluated the future of the markets we can serve. Through the organic-certified mill, we are helping our customers bring these grains to life by serving as their source for dependable, food-safe, high-quality intact grains.”