In mythology, the greeks attributed the gift of wheat to Demeter, the goddess of agriculture. The romans thought it was their goddess Ceres who blessed the earth with wheat. Egyptians believed the goddess, Isis, discovered wheat growing wild in Phoenecia and the Chinese also attached a spiritual origin to wheat.
Historically, ancient languages mention wheat and archaeologists have found carbonized grains of wheat in prehistoric lake dwellings in Switzerland, in remains from the Stone Age in England, in tombs of the pharaohs in Egypt and in evacuations of ruins in Turkey which date back to 4000 B.C. Wheat may have been cultivated in China as early as 3000 B.C.
Scientists estimate that wheat was actually being used as a food source as early as 10000 B.C., but exactly where wheat was first produced is disputed. Some believe it grew naturally around the Tigris and Euphrates rivers in Mesopotamia, which is now Iraq.
In the early 1900's the Lehi Roller Mill and Elevator company served local farmers around Lehi, Utah. In 1905, it's shareholders invested $20,000 in what would become the Lehi Roller Mills. The new mill, which boasted the most modern equipment of the time, turned out its first flour in April 1906.
The kernel of raw wheat is a complex universe of both nutritious and disposable elements. The challenge of the miller is to identify, separate and refine the useable elements to the exacting specifications of the customer.
Flour quality begins with the wheat crop. For three generations, Lehi Roller Mills has worked with farmers to assure that the raw wheat meets LRM's exacting standards.
Lehi Roller mills has established a firm reputation for highest quality, specialized wheat products. Over 80% of the orders placed with LRM are for bakery/foodservice use. In LRM's unique, personal management structure customers often deal directly with Sherm Robinson and top management.
It all started when Dale Greenwood, a good family friend, wanted a Christmas gift from our mill to give his clients and neighbors.