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Treat Day at Cedar Creek Grist Mill
August 25 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pmfree
Cookies, cakes, muffins, scones…even dog biscuits for your BFF (Best Furry Friend). It’s Treat Day at the Cedar Creek Grist Mill, noon to 4 p.m. Aug. 25. Guests are welcome to sample all kinds of goodies made from whole wheat flour, ground right on site at the grist mill, using 1876 technology.
The Cedar Creek Grist Mill is a working museum listed on the National Register of Historic Places, one of only a few remaining 1800’s-era grist mills in the world. Bring the whole family any time during those hours to learn how the grist mill works and to treat yourself and your family to a range of baked goodies. Guests are invited to take home free samples of flour (although donations are appreciated, as the mill is a non-profit operation) as well as Cedar Creek Grist Mill recipes so you can recreate the goodness at home.
The Cedar Creek Grist Mill is located deep in the woods east of Woodland, at 43907 N.E. Grist Mill Road. (Visit the Grist Mill’s website at www.cedarcreekgristmill.org for directions.) The mill is open on weekends from 1 to 4 p.m., showing guests the inner workings of an old-time grist mill with huge pulleys and spinning belts turning the heavy grindstones, all powered by the mill wheel. No gas or electricity are used—just the water in swift-running Cedar Creek. The mill produces flour, corn meal, and even apple cider. The mill hosts family-friendly events all year long, like Bread and Butter Day, Cornbread Day, Strawberry Shortcake Day, Blueberry Pancake Day, and the incredibly popular Cider Press in October. To learn more, visit www.cedarcreekgristmill.org.