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Did You Know – History of Homestead Gristmill

Our 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 in 2001, the craftsmen of Homestead Heritage carefully documented and dismantled the Teeter mill and restored it in its new location in central Texas. 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.

In addition to three types of wheat and corn, we also grind oats, rye, spelt, rice, buckwheat and soybeans. We use the single-step process of grinding with natural granite stones which preserves the nutritional value of the grain.

For the entire story visit the Homestead Gristmill website here: