Ardent Mills invests in Denver community mill to support The Annex business unit

May 22, 2019

The mill's enhancements will directly support The Annex by Ardent Mills, a business unit dedicated to specialty grains and plant-based ingredients. 

Ardent Mills is investing in a Denver, CO community mill located in the River North Art District to add the capability of cleaning and packing intact grains, pearl barley, and dehull heirloom grains like emmer, einkorn, and spelt for a growing segment of farmers looking to bring the grains to market. The enhancement is in response to the rapidly increasing customer demand in segments such as artisanal baking, brewing and distilling, as well as food service and retail foods. The new capabilities will also directly support The Annex by Ardent Mills, a business unit dedicated to specialty grains and plant-based ingredients.

“Our first year has been wrapped in innovation,” said Shrene White, director, The Annex, in a press release.  “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.”

Through the Denver mill, The Annex will product and clean food-grade, organic, and non-GMO grains to sell nationwide in 25 and 50 bags and totes.