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>p PRODUCERS heartland mill From the Heartland Heartland Mill focuses on milling and processing safe, quality flours, grains, corn meals and other products for its customers by adapting to their needs. By Jim Harris company profile Heartland Mill HQ: Marienthal, Kansas Employees: 30 Specialty: Milling and processing Mark Nightengale, owner: “We have premium products for the discerning customer; we work with customers to their specifications and pay close attention to details.” adds. “We have premium products for the discerning customer; we work with customers to their specifications and pay close attention to details.” Company Expansion The company was started by Nightengale and other farmers in 1985 and initially specialized in stone milling wheat products before the founders were introduced to organic production methods. Heartland Mill has grown and bought organic wheat for use in its products since 1986. “We have long been developing relationships with farmers who grow grain to the exacting standards of our customers and our third-party certifying body; these men and women are the foundation of our quality,” the company says. “Their knowledge, experience, and hard work are evident in every bag of Heartland flour and in the outstanding baked goods of our customers.” Heartland Mill initially operated one stone mill at its beginning; today, the company runs seven mills and continues to expand its operations. The company recently installed a set of eight pneumatic tanks that will hold 100,000 pounds of flour each, Nightengale says. Another recent innovation is the company’s use of a gasification process to convert the oat husk – a byproduct of the >> Heartland Mill has grown into a leading miller and producer of flours in the 25 years since its inception. H eartland Mill’s attention to detail and dedication to making quality products have guided its operations since its founding 25 years ago. The Mariental, Kan.-based company produces a variety of flours including all-purpose, whole wheat, and rye; as well as grains, corn meals and rolled oats. Recent years have seen a growth in the company’s production of whole grain flours, which are healthier than refined flours. Products under development include commercial grade flour and a flour milled from garbonzo beans. “We’re noticing a switch in the market from refined flours to whole grain-type flours,” Owner Mark Nightengale says. “We want to adapt to customers’ needs with innovative products.” Most of the company’s customers are manufacturers, distributors, co-packers or other institutional users located throughout the continental United States. “We consider ourselves a leader in making quality flour and grain products,” Nightengale 118 food and drink • spring 2011 •

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Food and Drink - Spring 2011
Tableside Chat
Table of Contents
News a la Carte
Current Events
FAD Exclusive
A Ripening Field
History in the Making
New Wine Paradigm
Don Sebastiani & Sons/ The Other Guys
St. Julian Winery
Ste. Genevieve Winery
Herzog Wine Cellars
Meier’s Wine Cellar
Oak Ridge Winery
Producers: Keeping Trade Secrets
MaMa Rosa’s Pizza
Gel Spice Co. LLC
Vegetable Juices Inc.
Royal Caribbean Bakery/Caribbean Food Delights
Red Stripe Beer
Robertet Flavors
Annabelle Candy
Andrea Foods
Anchor Brewing
F&F Foods
Santa Sweets Inc.
Hillside Candy
Ricos Products
Sethness Greenleaf Inc.
Wunder-Bar: Automatic Bar Controls
Antigua Distillery
AMES International
Amato’s Bakery
Charlie’s Pride Meats
Citromax Group of Companies
Diamond Bakery
Grindmaster- Cecilware Corp.
Heartland Mill
Kirschenman Enterprises
Rakhra Mushroom Farm
FAME Food Management
Schneider Packaging Equipment Co. Inc.
Sea Harvest Corporation (Pty) Ltd.
Sparrer Sausage Co. Inc.
Jamaican Teas Ltd.
Westminster Cracker Co.
Distributors: Don’t Risk It
The Fricks Company
U.S. Foodservice – Milwaukee Division
Arizona Select Distribution
Fairway Packing Co.
Ingredient Innovations
J.J. Taylor Distributing Co. of Minnesota Inc.
Mastronardi Produce
Milne Fruit Products Inc.
Pellerito Foods
Albion Fisheries Ltd.
RPE Inc.
Retailers: Savoring the Moment
Roadtown Wholesale Trading Ltd.
Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt
Quick Chek
Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory
Sendik’s Fine Foods Inc.
Zaro’s Bakery
Balboa Brands
Restaurants: Toss Around Ideas
Sizzler USA
Dick’s Last Resort
Granite City Food & Brewery Ltd.
Liberty Entertainment Group
Roly Poly Franchise Systems
Santa Fe Cattle Co.
Winger’s USA Inc.
Bensi Restaurant Group Inc.
Leo’s Coney Island
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