DENVER — Ardent Mills offers a broad portfolio of organic flours, grains, pulses, mixes and blends. Its extensive network of family farms and community mills produces a consistent organic grain supply.
Since 2016, the company has expanded from 2 organic milling locations to 16 facilities while Ardent Mills’ organic sales have increased six-fold, said Shrene White, general manager of The Annex by Ardent Mills. Ardent Mills last July purchased a certified organic grain elevator in Klamath Falls, Ore. Earlier this year the company acquired the operations of Andean Naturals, Inc. in Yuba City, Calif. It is the company’s first organic, gluten-free facility where it can clean and pack grains such as organic quinoa, amaranth, sorghum and millet.
“We believe that the overall organic market will remain strong,” Ms. White said. “In the current environment, we are seeing consumers desire healthier diets and form new habits like meal planning and cooking from scratch.”