It wasn’t long before Lisa discovered sprouted wholewheat flour. “Of course I tried to purchase it, but it was only available to import from America, which was extremely expensive. So I decided to make it myself,” explains Lisa. Out of the three most common methods of preparing grains Durrow Mills favours sprouting as this breaks down the natural toxins in the grain which makes them difficult to digest.
Having only started trading in December of 2015 Durrow Mills is definitely on the road to success; to date Lisa was one of 48 out of 355 to be accepted into the ACORNS programme, which is a growth initiative start up business run by women in rural Ireland. Having spent 11 years tackling a daily commute to Dublin, Lisa wanted to take a step back and work locally in Ferbane, County Offaly.
“I always had a passion to start my own business,” says Lisa. Durrow Mills is a very family orientated business, and is already showing great potential by bringing a completely new and exciting clean, Irish made food product to the market.