Bob’s Red Mill

The Bob’s Red Mill Story

Bob’s passion for health and belief in taking care of one another is as strong today as it was when he first started the business with his wife, Charlee, all those years ago.  Bob plays a fundamental role in the daily operations of the business and his enthusiasm and ‘honest-to-goodness’ approach are shared with every one of his employees.  It’s this passion for providing the very best nutritional whole grains that has helped make us the leading name in health foods across the country.


Bob’s journey began serendipitously in the mid ’60s after coming across a book about old stone-grinding flour mills.  His enthusiasm was immediate and he decided to find usable stone mills, which were becoming rarer due to the domination of high-speed steel roller mills.  His persistence paid off.  Equipped with several sets of millstones from an old North Carolina water-powered flour mill Bob and his wife ,Charlee, began their first mill in Redding, California.

After a few years they decided to pursue other interests and retired to Oregon City, Oregon in 1978.  On an afternoon walk, Bob came across an old mill that, as luck would have it, had a big sign out front reading “for sale”.  In just a few short months, he was able to source a beautiful old mill that could stone grind flours and cereals for local customers.  Word quickly spread and Bob’s Oregon City based mill enjoyed much success until 1988 when a fire destroyed the building.

Never one to back away from a challenge, Bob knew he owed it to his family of employees and loyal customers to build the business again from scratch.  Rising to the challenge, he spent many years growing the business to where we are today.  Our current site located in Milwaukie, Oregon is a 320,000 square foot facility covering some seventeen acres and produces thousands of products each day, all made with the same good old-fashioned techniques our customers have come to love and trust since our beginning.

Food Philosophy

At Bob’s Red Mill we know that you can’t rush quality.  That’s why we manufacture our products using time-honored techniques, like grinding whole grains at cool temperatures with a traditional stone mill.  This production ‘secret’ allows us to seal in the freshness and bring you wholesome quality foods just as nature intended.

Each product undergoes extensive quality control tests within our in-house laboratories.  During this testing phase our gluten-free offerings are segregated from our other products, and tested in special gluten-free-only clean room facilities.  We’re proud to offer one of the largest lines of organic whole grain foods in the country.  When you see the ‘USDA Organic’ label on our products you’ll know that to earn that label, Bob’s Red Mill had to complete a rigorous certification process through the USDA’s National Organic Program.

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Brand Certifications: Please note Bob’s Red Mill products are USDA Organic with select products that are Gluten Free.

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At Bob's Red Mill trust, honesty and integrity are the three principles our business is built on. Our packaging is a great example of this commitment: our clear bags that let you see the high quality of every one of our products.


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