"My wife and I started our mill in 2003 in a restored 18th-century gristmill in central Texas. We focused on milling and mixing wholesome, whole wheat products for our own children and community. We looked for the best ingredients we could find, emphasizing local, organic and chemical-free.
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."
- Shahar Yarden.
Our team sources natural grains, nuts, seeds, beans and much more from trusted small producers. Learn about our natural processes. The cool (because it's water powered) stone ground grist mill keeps the flours and meals fresh for your baking and cooking. Check out our historic gristmill.