The Flour Peddler chronicles an entrepreneurial journey

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      For those who frequent local farmers markets, Chris Hergesheimer might be a familiar face.

      In 2008, “the flour peddler” sold his bags of local flour at the markets, drawing attention to the product with a unique bike mill that he used to break down the grain. That business didn’t pan out, but it turned into an adventure for him and his brother Josh Hergesheimer when they brought their contraption to a rural women’s cooperative in South Sudan.

      Their new book, The Flour Peddler: A Global Journey Into Local Food From Canada to South Sudan (Caitlin Press, $24.95), chronicles the entrepreneurs’ journey from developing the mill to travelling overland in Africa to share their ideas.