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A broad overhang threw shadows over the front loading dock that led into the Butte Creek Mill. A wooden bench on the dock allowed visitors to sit a spell while taking in the clacking and humming of pulleys and belts working the mill’s machinery. The aroma of freshly crushed grain wafted out the open doors to the street. A trip to the Butte Creek Mill and Country Store was like taking a step back in time to when people were a bit friendlier and service was more personalized. Visitors could take a tour of the mill and see its pulleys, belts and original millstones use 100% water power to grind grain. For over 140 years it produced some of the highest quality whole-grain flours and food products available anywhere.
Then on Christmas day in 2015 disaster struck, and this well-loved landmark burned to the ground. The whole town rallied, along with other people who knew and loved the Butte Creek Mill, and soon a rebuilding operation was underway. It took four years and a ton of money, but the mill is almost all the way back, and is scheduled to reopen for Christmas of 2019.
Once again the Butte Creek General Store will be able to take pride in selling flour, corn meal, grain cereal and many other stone-ground products that, while being perfectly healthy, happen to also taste downright delicious. When you stop by, be sure to pick up a few packages of their award-winning pancake or muffin mix while perusing the aisles of the old-fashioned country store. You’ll love the diverse products and the friendly people you will meet there. The time-tested methods of stone grinding will demonstrate how the folks at Butte Creek Mill continue to pack mouthwatering flavor and nutrition into every product they create.
WHERE: 402 N. Royal Ave., Eagle Point MORE INFO: 541-826-3531, ButteCreekMill.com