Milling Around News

FALL 2022 Baking Class Schedule

Hands-on classes are back! We are very excited to launch our first series of classes in over 3 years. Some classes will be held on site, at Grist & Toll, while others will graciously be hosted at Friends & Family cafe in Los Angeles. Class locations are listed in the event descriptions. Read below for […]

Marketplace Interview #2!

Nan is back on KPCC’s Marketplace with Kai Ryssdal for a check-in and discussion regarding how Grist & Toll has been coping with market fluctuations caused by COVID-19 and the war in Ukraine. Locally, Marketplace airs at 2:00pm on KCRW, 3:00pm and 6:30pm on KPCC You can listen to the interview on the Marketplace website […]

SoCal Flour Share 2022!

The Farmer Mai and Grist & Toll collaborative Flour Share is continuing thanks to popular demand. The program will last from Dec 2021 – May 2022, wherein expertly stone-milled whole wheat flour will be available each month. This season we’re offering two flour shares: Chiddam Blanc de Mars Flour Share and Farmer’s Choice Flour Share. […]

CA Wheat Commission Whole Wheat Croissant Class

We are happy to announce an incredible whole wheat class opportunity!100% Whole Wheat CroissantsSeptember 11th and 12th, 2021California Wheat Commission Lab, Woodland, CA The lab at the California Wheat Commission is offering a 2 day class for home bakers that will teach the formula and technique for 100% whole wheat croissants. A whole grain croissant […]

Introducing the SoCal Flour Share

California-grown and -milled flour Farmer to miller to you A Grist & Toll and Farmer Mai Nguyen Collaboration What is the SoCal Flour Share and why do we need it? Creating a California wheat flour economy based on ecology, fair compensation, health, and quality requires effort and investment. There’s a great deal of work left to […]

2020 Holiday Cookie Tin – Fundraiser

Cookie Tin sales go live 12:00 noon, Monday, December 14, 2020. Grist & Toll Owner/Miller Nan Kohler is joining 15 other Los Angeles pastry chefs to create a one-of-a-kind cookie box to help raise funds for the Georgia senate runoff elections. Here are the details: Sixteen of L.A.’s best pastry chefs have come together to […]

The Best Foods

The Best Foods Everyone Should Be Ordering from California by Karen Palmer When I moved to Los Angeles a year-and-a-half ago, it wasn’t my first California rodeo. I’d lived in San Francisco several years before, but all it really took was a trip to the sprawling Santa Monica Farmers Market to remind me how lucky […]

Grist & Toll is 5 Years Old!

Grist & Toll is 5 Years Old! Community Oven Day and Open House, Come Celebrate This Sunday — December 2nd 2018 12:00-5:00 — BBQ, Snacks, Bread and Retail Shop open Meet Farmer Mai and turn wheat stalks into cocktail straws! *RSVP necessary to bake bread in the oven* Call (626.441.7400) or email ( for loading […] Megadrought and Bread Prices

Here’s a recent article from, written by Alexandra Jones, covering the 2021 drought and how it is affecting the price of flour and bread. It features several important contributions by Nan Kohler, farmer Mai Nguyen, and Na Young Ma, owner of Proof Bakery in Atwater Village.*photo credit: USDA/Lance Cheung  

LA Times Gift Guide

LA Times 2018 Gift Guide We are excited to be in the LA Times gift guide again this year. Just fill out the questionnaire at the link below to see the choices.

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