Zelbu Family Farm and Mill
Family. Traditions. History.
Zelbukis is a family owned farm, located in the north part of Lithuania, where the land is known for being flat and fertile. Most of the family memebers spent all their life time here: mother Rima, father Vytautas, daugther Neringa, son Tautvydas, daugther in law Danute and grandchild Motiejus. We all work together hand in hand not thinking that this is our job, because the farm is simply our life.
Five people, ten hands, four hundred hectars. Yes, we are pretty busy. After Lithuania regained it‘s indepence in 1991, we were one of the first families to regain our grandparents lands (soviets had it for 50 years). We were not new in the agroculture. All our lives we lived surrounded by the gardens and land. We tried to grow everything from potatoes to buckweat, barley, wheat, rye and even sugar beets. We were learning from our mistakes and nature‘s tricks and grew stronger. One step forward two backwards. Now, with the smile on our faces, we remember old and constantly braking machinery, long queues for selling the produce, yes it was really difficult begining. Slowly step by step, hectar by herctar, we expanded our farmland, acquired new machinery, got used to fluctuating market and nature. Today we grow grains – wheat, spelt, rye, out, peas and raps.
In 2014 we opened ZELBU family mill and started to produce produce – all types of flour, from white to whole grain. Zelbukis flour is only made from OUR HARVESTED grain and is NATURAL, NON bleached, but AGED, without added chemicals. The flour is made based on the old traditions. It is milled early in the morning, so to get the energy of the rising sun. After the flour is milled, it needs to rest and AGE up to four or six weeks. Later, it is repackaged by hands and delivered to your table.