Organic farmer-turned-modern-miller

By using the millstone, the Moulin de Bobina gives flour with more nutritional value and fibre than modern drum mills

From field to flour... a Dordogne farmer has built his own mill marrying both old and new technology, as Jane Hanks finds out

A Dordogne farmer has fulfilled his dream of creating his own mill to grind the grain he grows in his fields.

Frédéric Pradeau, of St-Martin-de-Ribérac, built the Moulin de Bobina mill and says it is unique in France as it combines the best of traditional knowledge and methods and modern technology. It uses old millstones but runs on electricity from solar panels.

Frederic Pradeau

Mr Pradeau searched across France for parts from old mills and says key elements are more than 70 years old.

He told Connexion: “I am very proud of my mill. It took me five years to put it together, with ...

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