March 12-13 2022, 9:30-5:30, on the beautiful University of Arizona campus!

Emma Zimmerman

David Alverado

Emma Zimmerman is her father’s daughter. Bursting with creativity and endlessly distracted by the next out-of-the-box idea. Emma is also her mother’s daugher and knows how to knock out a to-do list and turn a little idea into a sucessful business. Emma has been at the helm of Hayden Flour Mills since 2011. Turning it from her dad’s milling hobby into an award winning business that sells its heritage grains and flour across the country. Hayden Flour Mills was one of ten winners of the Martha Stewart American Made Award in 2015 and Emma was featured in Marie Claire on a list of “Six Women Who Make Going Big in the Food World Look Like a Piece of Cake.” Hayden Flour Mills’ White Sonora Cracker won a 2018 Good Food Award and their most recent line of Middle Eastern Spiced crackers was given a glowing review in the New York Times.

Her passion for historical restoration extends beyond grains. In 2016, she and her husband restored a one hundred year old house in downtown Phoenix that had burned down. She lives in this small happy home with her husband, two sweet babes, and an affectionate pitbull. She tends an amateur garden and is just waiting for someone to ask her about the status of her compost pile. 

In the past few years Hayden Flour Mills has added classes and demos to their offerings. You can find her most weekends telling stories while teaching people how to make handrolled pasta at the mill.

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The Miller's Daughter
A Western with Recipes for Unusual Grains and Stone-Milled Flours
Hardie Grant Publishing
March 2022
ISBN 9781743797105
224 pages

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