Visit an Award Winning Oat Mill

Learn about oat milling from the milling champions and be part of a winning supply chain

Waitrose buyer visits Rushall Organics

Organic Arable have been working with Whites as their organic supplier for the last 7 years. The success Whites have achieved means they are now the largest organic oat miller in the UK and are looking for more growers to supply organic oats. You can read more about the relationship we have developed with Whites here.

To give you the opportunity to learn about this supply arrangement for yourself we will be running another visit to the Whites mill in Tandragee on 29th & 30th April 2020.

Previous trips have been both informative and great fun and have provided farmers with the opportunity to learn move about the oat milling process and what it means to work with Whites. You will have the opportunity to learn why oat quality is important for the quality of the oat flakes Whites produce and learn about the organic oat market and the potential impacts of our leaving the EU at the end of the current transition period.

On the first day we will visit the Whites mill in Tandragee, to learn about Whites 178 year tradition of oat milling and how they manage the process today and what they are looking for in an organic oat. We will meet the Whites team and hear from them about the growth in their business and about the opportunity available to farmers to join our supply partnership. The focus on quality Whites have pursued and the accolades they have won mean their business continues to grow and require more organic oats.

On the second day we will be hosted by John and Simon Best who are local farmers and have been growing oats for Whites for over 20 years. This will be your opportunity to learn about how the supply relationship works for those who have been involved in it form many years.

Whites' success has been based on their focus on quality and the work they do with their supplying farmers.

The excellence of their organic oats was recently recognised in at the UK Quality Food and Drink Awards 2019 where their Organic Jumbo Oats Best Breakfast Product. That means they are officially the best breakfast product in the country!

Some practical details

Organic Arable will arrange the trip and have previously coordinated flights from Bristol, Edinburgh, Stansted and Birmingham and have mostly arrived at the right place. Wherever you are based we can make a plan that will work for you. Previously the cost of the trip has been £150 - £200 per person to include flights accommodation and meals.

If you'd like to discuss the trip in more detail please call us but if you'd like to sign up please do so using this form.