Thursday, July 7th, 2016
MUFFIN BAKING AT THE COOPER GRISTMILL IN JULY AND AUGUST
Want to try your hand at baking some some really fresh muffins this summer? Then take the challenge at the Morris County Park Commission’s Cooper Mill in Chester Township on three Thursday afternoons this summer, for blueberry, corn, and apple muffin baking.
Make delicious muffins using organic, stone-ground flour from the Cooper Gristmill. While your muffins are baking, discover more about the flour you just used.
Tour the Cooper Gristmill and witness the amazing power of the Black River, harnessed to turn a steel water wheel and grind grains into flour using two sets of 2,000 pound millstones.
Cooper Gristmill, located on 14 acres in Chester Township, was built in 1826 and is one of the remaining restored water-powered mills in New Jersey. It is listed on the State and National Registers of Historic Places. It is a living example of the state’s transition from an agricultural to an industrial economy.
Cooper Gristmill was once the heart of a thriving industrial community and played a vital role in the area’s development during the Industrial Revolution.