Want to buy fresh flour in Salinas/Monterey CA

Want to buy fresh flour in Salinas/Monterey CA

Submitted by MontBaybaker on November 5, 2015 – 9:12am.

Is there anybody nearby (Salinas/Monterey/Gilroy CA) who mills their own flours and would sell me some to play with before I invest in my own mill and supplies?  Storage is a big issue.  Every 6 weeks I go to the famous Gayle’s Bakery in Capitola after a doctor’s appointment, and will ask if they grind their own.  However, the freeway one direction is always a parking lot for 15+ miles and sitting causes major pain, so driving there more often is not an option.  I’ll check with our  two good bakeries in MontereyPacific Grove – also a 30-40 minute drive one-way.    

The MockMill sounds like an option if I stay with KA.  My 6qt recently died a second death; researching whether to have my husband replace the motor (with 3 repairs puts me over the purchase price 12 years ago) or get something else.  My daughter just moved to Paris and gets great bread daily.  She left me my original Hobart KA 5-qt from 1981.  Though smaller, it out-performs the newer 6-qt which always sounded like a thresher and over-heated easily with dough.