Mornflake, an independent family-run company, began in Swettenham in 1675 but moved to Crewe in the war years in order to supply nationally – their oats and oat products can be found in many shops and supermarkets including in Congleton.
Walk Mill (Walk Mill Lane, Waverton, Chester, CH3 7BF) is on the River Gowy, mills local wheat, and sells their stoneground flour direct and through various shops in western Cheshire – none very close to Congleton unfortunately. However, you can order it via Food4MaccDirect if you can organise your own collection. This flour is also used by Food4Macc’s Bread Club, where you can make your own bread, but you have to book a place as numbers are limited.
Another local-ish flour mill is also unusual for being a longstanding family business. This Stockport company, Nelstrops, mills a range of wheat to produce 100% British flour, in addition to world-wide blends. No local outlets are listed on their website, but if you’re passing their stockists, then have your shopping list handy. They may also sell direct from their mill – phone 0161 480 3071 and ask.
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