The Prior’s Flour milled at Fosters Mill, Swaffham Prior, Cambridgeshire
The Prior’s Flour comprises a delicious range of stoneground organic flours milled by wind power at Fosters Mill, Swaffham Prior. The mill was built by local millwrights, Fysons of Soham in 1857, on the site of an earlier post mill. A tower mill made of brick and local clunch (a kind of chalk), the mill has four floors and contains two pairs of French Bur stones and flour dressing equipment. The Foster family worked the mill until 1946 as a grist mill along with its sister mill which stands some 200 yards away. It was then ‘mothballed’, before being rescued in 1970 and returned to working order in 1991.
Jonathan Cook, the current owner, supplies trade and retail customers across the UK through direct local delivery, palletised loads and mail order. More information on the Prior’s Flour product range and the mill can be found on our website (see below).
VISITING, DIRECTIONS, PRODUCE
Visiting : Mill Open Thursdays from 9am to 1pm, and the 2nd Sunday of the Month, check website for details.
Directions : Swaffham Prior Village is just off the A14 Cambridge to Newmarket road. The windmill is on your left as you head out on the on B1102 towards Burwell. (NB There is another windmill on the right that it not operational) . See map: Google Maps
Come and learn how to make Sourdough Bread with Carl Shavitz of the Artisan Bread School! Fosters Mill has joined forces with Master Baker Carl Shavitz to run a series of workshops based in our new Granary building and baking in our new wood fired oven. Details on the website or contact us direct.
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