Food Academy is a joint initiative between SuperValu, Bord Bia, the network of Local Enterprise Offices and was established to support early-stage Irish food businesses.
To celebrate five years of Food Academy, Hector travelled the country to visit producers involved with the initiative. The next stop on his route was Kilkenny, where he met the people behind The Little Mill Company.
Run by Rob Mosse and his father Bill, the family have been milling on the banks of the River Nore in Kilkenny for seven generations. Their rich history and dedication has enabled them to produce the finest quality traditionally stoneground wholemeals.
The company, who produced the famous Mosses Brown Bread mixes for the bakery trade, have gained an immense knowledge given their passion and experience.
The team at the Little Mill Company are now sharing their heritage and passion for milling in a new range of wholemeal flours.
Embracing the past, the range took its name from the mill where the flour is milled and refined using the same methods that were used for hundreds of years.
“Learning how to sell and market your product in a retail environment has many complexities which can feel very daunting at times. The SuperValu team offer support and guidance to navigate your way through to success.”
He added: “Our aim is to make our customers happy hearted with the simple pleasure of baking fresh wholesome bread using our wholemeal flour and possibly a few indulgent cakes. Along our journey, the people employed have helped to ease the hard work which has made a huge difference to us and them.”
For more information about SuperValu Food Academy click here.