If there's anything I love more than southern style grits its old mills. I just think they are so interesting. At the grocery check-out line last week I spotted this issue of "Our State" featuring historic mills in North Carolina.
The Old Mill at Guilford, just outside of Greensboro in Oak Ridge, was on our tentative route and so we decided to make a stop there. Among one of the oldest working gristmills in the country, it was first built in 1767.
We walked in the front door right into the heart of the mill. The owner was busily packing freshly ground cornmeal into bags to ship out for Thanksgiving orders. She welcomed us in and happily told us about the mill as she worked.
Attached to the mill is a small gift shop where freshly ground goods plus local jams and goodies are sold. You can also order online - check it out HERE!