Homestead Gristmill

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About Homestead Gristmill

This historic timber-frame mill was originally built circa 1760 in the Long Valley of western New Jersey. Water-powered mills such as this one once dotted the American countryside. In use for almost one hundred and sixty years until it closed in 1918, Homestead Heritage found the mill in 2000, neglected and in disrepair, and brought it to Texas, where it has found a new home and renewed life as a working building at Homestead Heritage.

Given a new life as Homestead Gristmill, the mill is now open to the public year round, grinding fresh whole wheat flour and corn meal, much as it did over 230 years ago. They use the single-step process of grinding with natural granite stones which preserves the nutritional value of the grain, all of which is grown in Central Texas without chemical pesticides or fertilizers.

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Quick Facts

Location: Waco, TX
Distance from in.gredients: 110 miles
Delivery to in.gredients: Shipped in re-sealable, re-usable freezer bags


Sifted Whole Wheat Flour: Made from red wheat grown sustainably in Central Texas and ground with natural granite stones, this flour is as nutritious and sustainable as you’ll find anywhere in Texas.

Whole Wheat Biscuit Mix: A delicious mix made from stone-ground grains grown in Central Texas without pesticides or fertilizers.

Written by Josh Blaine

January 1, 2011 at 1:59 pm

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