Farm to Table with Gold Medal Flour in Kansas City
Gold Medal Flour always takes me back to my Nana’s kitchen. It was the brand that I always lugged off the grocery store shelf on our Saturday morning shopping trips. And it was that that white bag that I would incorrectly scoop flour from to make pie crusts, cakes and cookies throughout my entire childhood.
Gold Medal has been America’s flour of choice for 125 years and has promised confidence to generations of bakers – including my great grandmother, followed by my Nana, and ultimately my mom and me. Gold Medal is the only national brand of flour that mills its own flours. From field to table, Gold Medal manages the process to ensure every bag of flour performs perfectly.
During our trip to Kansas City, we were given the opportunity to tour Armstrong Farms where we learned about the farming of wheat. We even had the chance to ride on a combine and harvest our own personalized two acres of wheat. I chose to pass on the whole combine ride because large farm equipment kind of freaks me out.
After touring the farm, we headed to the mill to get an up close and personal view of how wheat is milled into Gold Medal Flour. I must admit that I was less than excited about donning a hairnet, hard hat, plastic goggles, and bright orange ear plugs, but we made the best of it because we all looked equally hilarious.
To describe the amazing crew at the mill as passionate is an understatement. From our tour guide, Mike, to Butch, who operated the enormous sifting machines, and everyone in between, they are an incredible group of people that truly love their jobs and take pride in every aspect of the milling of Gold Medal Flour.
The following morning we headed to the Kansas Culinary Center where I got bake up some amazing desserts with my fellow Gold Medal Flour blog partners: Maria, Josh and their little charmer, Caleb from Two Peas and Their Pod, Jenny of Picky Palate, Lori of Recipe Girl Maegan from Gold Medal Flour’s Baker Mama and Zoe & Jeff from Artisan Bread in 5. We even got a sneak peek of the new Gold Medal Flour packaging which in my opinion, is the perfect modern twist on their iconic, traditional packaging.
A huge thank you to the entire team at Gold Medal Flour for organizing the event and providing us with a truly memorable experience full of fantastic food and amazing people.
*All photos courtesy of Gold Medal Flour.
This trip to Kansas City was sponsored by Gold Medal Flour. However, the views and opinions expressed are my own.