Grist Mill

This is the Wayside Inn Grist Mill in Sudbury, MA, which is part of the historical Longfellow’s Wayside Inn.  The mill was built in 1929, and produces approximately 5 tons of flour per year.  Although not operating when I was there a few weeks ago, the mill is obviously water-powered, and uses two separate grinding-stones to produce the corn meal and wheat flour that is used for the Wayside Inn’s baked goods.  Interestingly, it was used by Pepperidge Farm as a full-time production facility from 1952-1967, and is the basis for their company logo.  It’s located on a beautiful site with many open fields as well as the neaby Grist Mill pond.  I took this shot long after all the leaves had fallen, and without much color around besides the mill wheel, it seemed to work best in B&W.  I decided to leave just a little bit of color in the wheel however to provide some additional interest.

Nikon D90, Nikkor 18-70, f/11, 18mm, 50 seconds


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