Carr’s Flour has been the trusted ingredient of bakers for nearly 200 years. Bakers know we are constantly looking to source the very best wheat from around the world because we mill to perfection, using skills honed over centuries, that creates guaranteed flour of unrivalled quality and versatility.
We source only the best wheat from home and abroad, allowing us to offer your customers something extra.
At Carr’s we work as closely as possible with suppliers and farmer cooperative’s, with the majority of our wheat being sourced in the UK. The UK wheat we buy is local as possible to our mills. Our Maldon mill sources most of the wheat within a 30 mile radius of the mill, as this is one of the most fertile growing regions in the UK, with the most reliable weather and large amounts of sunshine.
The mill based in Kirkcaldy, Scotland has very different weather that produces a softer wheat that is lower in protein and is much more suited to making biscuits. This is why most quality shortbread is made in Scotland! The higher protein wheat, required for breadmaking is mostly shipped from farmers on the South Coast up to the mills at Silloth and Kirkcaldy, We also use a proportion of specialist varieties imported from mainland Europe, Canada and the US.
In an often volatile wheat market, our buyers work very closely with our customers to minimise the impact of unexpected price spikes.
Our relationships with international wheat breeders and merchants, has often been cultivated over generations, ensures that Carr’s Flour Mills remains a champion of new wheat varieties for commercial use. Our research and development teams continue to receive samples from all over the world, analysing them carefully to assess their suitability.
Major investment in modern mills and milling techniques means we are capable of unlocking the full potential of each carefully selected wheat.
At Silloth and Kirkcaldy, grain is shipped directly to dockside plants for processing. At Silloth a ship can deliver up to 3500 tonnes. This is equivalent to 120 lorry loads of wheat.