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Ashley and Rogan Einspahr have owned Wauneta Roller Mills since 2012 when they purchased it from the Maxfield family.

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Carissa Hill, left, and Abigail Almanza of Hill’s Family Foods hold cloth flour bags from Wauneta Roller Mills. Hill’s is one of three locations in Chase County that carry Wauneta’s Best Flour.

Wauneta Roller Mills, last of its kind in Nebraska

Ashley and Rogan Einspahr are the current owners and operators of Wauneta Roller Mills.
The Einspahrs purchased the mill Jan. 1, 2012 from the children of the original owner.
It is Nebraska’s last operating family-owned roller mill.
Wauneta Roller Mills has been milling since 1925, and they still use the original milling equipment installed 95 years ago.
“The flour process is exactly the same,” Rogan said.
Einspahr’s product is called “Wauneta’s Best Flour” made the old-fashioned way.
The flour is made with locally grown wheat with no GMOs or additives.
It is some of the most consistently high-quality flour to be found in the U.S., said an article from the Nebraska Food Cooperative.
“The  only change has been adding two new products—Wauneta’s Best Creme Cake Mix and Wauneta’s Best Pancake Mix,” Einspahr said.
The flour is still poured into hand-stitched, printed cloth bags.
“We work as a family along with two part-time employees,” he added.
Einspahr runs the mill while Ashley runs the office, and his parents make deliveries.
There are 27 retailers around Nebraska that carry Wauneta’s Best Flour plus the Nebraska Food Coop.
“We deliver orders to retailers, and the food coop picks theirs up once a month,” said Einspahr.
The three retailers in Chase County that carry Wauneta flour are Imperial Super Foods, Hill’s Family Foods and Walgren’s Supermarket in Wauneta.
The mill also has a strong online presence where product is offered in price-point package options, he said.

 

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