Mark your calendar for Saturday, August 19th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and join the staff of Old Wye Mill for its Ancient Grains and Local Products Festival. Celebrating more than 340 years of transforming wheat into flour and corn into meal using 140-year old millstones at Old Wye Mill. The festival will feature Mason’s Heritage Family Farm of Queen Anne’s County selling fresh produce, and Claire Bramble offering cuts of beef from grass fed cattle. Want more information on healthy food options? Ask Aaron Cooper about products from Cutfresh Organics in Wicomico County, Cayden about beekeeping, and Gerry Godfrey about Einkorn grain from Caroline County.
Triple Creek Winery will be on hand offering a low-cost opportunity to sample their wines. As usual on the third Saturday of the month our millers will be grinding grains into flours and answering questions about milling and the history of the Old Wye Mill. There will also be a bake sale featuring items made by our volunteers. Purchase stone ground wheat flour, Einkorn flour, cornmeal, grits, and more in the gift shop. Old Wye Mill, 900 Wye Mills Road (Route 662), Wye Mills, MD 21679. Free, although a $2 donation per person is suggested.
The Wye Grist Mill is one of the oldest commercial/industrial buildings on the Eastern Shore and in Maryland. Originally built in 1682 (reconstructed in 1860 and restored several times since) the mill has operated continuously, grinding famous shore grains. The machinery inside reflects the evolution of the milling process from the 17th century to the beginning of the 20th. The first floor museum describes the wheat bonanza which brought great wealth and world attention to the Eastern Shore in the late 1700s.
For more information please visit our website here. Office phone: 410-827-3850