As one of the oldest professions, grain-milling has undergone many revolutions over the years.
The latest one is underway in a shed next to the bread bakery that Andrew Heyn and Blair Marvin operate at their home and business, Elmore Mountain Bread, in Elmore.
Heyn, a former chef, is manufacturing granite grain mills by hand and shipping them to buyers all over the world. He made a dozen mills in 2018, and expects to make and deliver about 25 this year.
“A lot of bakers are looking to connect with the way flour used to be made,” Heyn said. “They’re looking for more flavor in their flour instead of being this white ingredient that comes off a truck.”