About the Farm and Mill

When Ben started milling and selling flour on the farm in 1982, he didn’t find many models for this kind of farming endeavor. He just decided that it made sense to grow, process, and sell it himself, rather than handing money over to a middleman. He first set up a small stone mill in a corner of the barn and stored his wheat in covered grain wagons.

Theresa joined the farm in 1987, and in 1990, we built our first mill building and erected a metal storage bin, in which to store the grain.

In 1993 we became certified organic.

In 2010, with the help of a Vermont Farm Viability Enhancement Grant, and a Farm to Institution Grant from the Vermont Department of Agriculture, we built an addition onto our original flour mill, upgraded our operation, and invited a few neighboring farms to grow wheat for us so that we could meet the demand for local wheat products.

Gleason Grains Farm and Mill