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An historic jail building in Maine is repurposed to house a gristmill for processing locally grown grains.
An historic jail building in Maine is repurposed to house a gristmill for processing locally grown grains.
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    1. Amber Lambke Creator on December 25, 2012

      Charlene,
      My apologies. Flour is best used within 6 mos. April 2013 is the correct date. Happy baking!
      Amber

    2. Charlene McBride on December 24, 2012

      Really excited about finally baking with my flour. I have a question though: the best by date on the label is incorrect. It shows a date that is before it was milled.
      http://www.flickr.com/photos/ursonate/8302521184

      I'm assuming this isn't time travel flour, though that would be interesting! What is the real best by date?

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      Spencer Hudson (deleted) on September 7, 2012

      Any update on a delivery date of the flour rewards?

    4. Amber Lambke Creator on April 12, 2012

      Thanks, everyone. I looked forward to keeping you all informed about our progress in the days and weeks ahead!

    5. Tracy Johnson on April 12, 2012

      I am so proud and invigorated to be a part of this project along with several others I have helped fund! I hope you are as empowered as I as we forge ahead with our dreams!

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      Pam on April 11, 2012

      I'm excited for you,for the Skowhegan community and the state of Maine. This is the type of project that makes us proud. I'd love to see Maine become the place where small, community-minded businesses flock to and thrive. Best of luck to you. I look forward to using your products in my own baking.

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      Shelly Ubbelohde on April 10, 2012

      Congrats Amber! So glad to see the Grist Mill Project on Kickstarter!

    8. Claire Tanaka on April 10, 2012

      So glad to see you reached your goal! Congratulations!

    9. Dina Emerson on April 10, 2012

      Good luck! My Mom lives in Maine and I saw your project on Kickstarter's homepage today, so..... serendipity! I love being able to help people, in my own small way, to follow their dream.

    10. nancy b. baxter on April 10, 2012

      Way to go Grist Mill Project!! a project with GREAT community impact and success that will benefit many generations....NEXT!! also the Maine Grains Alliance's Kneading Conference and Artisan Bread Fair in Skowhegan ME. JULY 2012!!

    11. christina davis on April 6, 2012

      Amy Halloran wrote about this campaign on the From Scratch Club blog today! Hopefully more people will back this AMAZING & VITAL Project! Christina Davis, Editor & Founder

      READ POST HERE ---> http://fromscratchclub.com/2012/04/06/scaling-up-the-northeast-grain-system-a-kickstarter-campaign/

    12. Irene Li on April 2, 2012

      As I wrote on facebook: Mills are the link between veggie/grain farmers who grow the stuff, livestock farmers who need feed, bakers who want delicious local flours, microbreweries that make awesome local beers, and people like you and me who know that flour can be more delicious than the stuff that comes from anonymous sources in who knows where.

      I love this project!

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      Celia McGuckian on April 1, 2012

      I attended one of the first Kneading Conferences and was thrilled with it as well as with the projects being talked about even then. I've been spreading the word about the conferences --they were great to begin with and they're getting better all the time. You are an inspiration to many and this is the start of something wonderful. Exciting initiatives like this make me so glad that I decided to return to my home state of Maine.

    14. Amy Sylvester on March 20, 2012

      I visited the grist mill a few weeks ago with my Maine History class at Thomas College, and it was fascinating to see the equipment and how everything is coming together. I am really excited about using Maine grown AND milled grains in my own kitchen!

      I have been sharing this Kickstarter page with Maine food-related Facebook pages, and I hope everybody else will share it, too. Spread the word!