Why Organic?


More and more people today want to avoid chemicals and pesticides in their food in an effort to protect against unknown dangers and improve their health. Our mandate is to provide the highest quality organic grains and freshly ground meal and grits to our customers. While we know that all whole grains have tremendous health benefits, McEwen & Sons gristmill uses only certified organic grains and follows the very strict guidelines from the U.S.Department of Agriculture so that we can label our products as 100% organic.

Organic refers to the way agricultural products and plants are grown and processed. Organic farming prohibits the use of toxic chemicals during all stages of the product's production; instead, organic farmers follow farming methods that work in harmony with nature. In the livestock and poultry industry, antibiotics are prohibited when producing organic meat and poultry, opting instead for preventative measures for keeping animals healthy and productive. Organic production also prohibits genetically modified organisms (GMOs).

Organic practices include:

  • No pesticides that contaminate our soil and water or injure farm workers!
  • No chemical fertilizers to run off and contaminate our rivers, lakes, oceans, and drinking water!
  • Resulting in a healthier and more sustainable environment for us all!