A Taste of Agriculture History at Morris Arboretum’s Grist Mill Demonstration Day


On Sunday, September 16 from 1-4pmMorris Arboretum hosts Grist Mill Demonstration Day at Bloomfield Farm (across the street from garden’s main entrance).  Springfield Mills, a historic feed and flour mill situated along the Wissahickon Creek, has been carefully restored and made operational once again by a dedicated group of volunteers.

Bring your family to watch one-ton millstones grind corn kernels, and observe 160 year old machinery including the tail gate, turbine vane controls and cob crusher, transport and sift the ground corn to produce meal.  This cornmeal is being sifted, bagged and baked into muffins for visitors to sample.  Kids and adults will enjoy grinding their own meal on the pedal powered mill.

This event is free admission, but donations are appreciated.  For general information about Morris Arboretum, go to www.morrisarboretum.org, or call 215-247-5777.

Photo Credit:  Bob Gutowski