5 Questions for Bob Moore

Reader Contribution by Bob Moore
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What’s the one thing that’s a must in this world?

Get up 20 minutes earlier and cook some good, nourishing oatmeal!

What is the best purchase you’ve ever made?

My first flour mill that I found in an old mill in Dufur, OR. This was the beginning of Bob’s Red Mill.

What brings you the greatest joy?

A good piano and the opportunity to play it!

What’s your favorite smell in the whole world?

The delightful sea air as one drives over the hill into Astoria, OR. Another one – the smell of the inside of a brand new car!

What is the best advice you’ve ever received?

My father said, “When a string is in a knot, patience will untie it. Patience will do many things…did you ever try it?”


Bob Moore, the founder, president, and CEO of Bob’s Red Mill Natural Foods, produces whole-grain foods for every meal of the day using unique slow-turning, cool-grinding millstones to preserve all the nutrients in the grains. A humble beginning in Redding, California, 43 years ago has grown into a company now located in Milwaukie, Oregon, with 500,000 square feet of manufacturing facility and 400 employee-owners dedicated to serving customers. Bob’s Red Mill products can be found on store shelves all across the United States and Canada, as well as in more than 80 countries around the world. For more on Bob check out MotherEarthNewsFair.com!