What: First Grinding at the Mill
When: May 18, 2013
Where: 15 Tannery Lane, Burwell-Morgan Mill, Millwood, VA
Admission: Free, donations appreciated
Contact: Jennifer Simpson, Outreach and Special Events Coordinator
Ever dreamt of getting preservative free grain and watching it be milled in an 18th century grist mill? A National Register Historic Landmark, the Burwell-Morgan Mill begins offering visitors a chance to meet both of these goals on May 18, 2013 when the first grinding of the 2013 season is set to take place and continue throughout the summer and into the early fall on Saturdays. The Mill is also open to visitors on Fridays and Sundays but does not operate.
The Burwell-Morgan Mill begins milling cornmeal and grits this coming Saturday, but throughout the summer grinds rye, buckwheat, nine-grain and whole wheat flour. Just a quick visit to the Mill’s website (http://www.burwellmorganmill.org) will allow visitors the chance to answer any questions about the up-to-date grinding information. Flour and grits are also available on Saturdays at the Clarke County Farmers Market located just minutes from the Clarke County Historical Association’s archives and museum in downtown Berryville, VA. The purchase of grain is not only a memento from the trip but goes to help fund both the preservation of the Mill and the running of the museum and archives.