Flour festival to be held at Heatherslaw Mill
A brand new event is taking place at Heatherslaw Corn Mill, with a festival day celebrating all things floury.
It takes place on Sunday, September 23 with free admission.
The corn mill has a history of over 700 years of milling and still makes high quality, stoneground, wholemeal flour using fully-restored 19th century machinery which itself is quite spectacular, with a 16 foot water wheel and three different pairs of millstones.
Since taking over the running of the mill three years ago the head niller, Dave Harris-Jones, has worked hard to develop new products as well as adding to the appeal of the mill as a visitor attraction with interesting exhibits.
The mill now produces wheat, spelt, rye, granary and self-raising flours and the school holiday bread making days for children have been particularly popular.
As part of the festival there will be be demonstrations of milling techniques and a range of fun competitions, including ‘best loaf of bread’ .
During the morning there will be an adult bread-making workshop (pre-booking essential) and children’s baking sessions at 2pm, 3pm and 4pm.
For more information visit www.ford-and-etal.co.uk