April 3, 2010

Take the Family on a tour of a Working Mill: Learn About Eating Local!

I found a neat opportunity for local families when researching another article.  Have you ever wanted to teach your children about the entire process of getting food to your table - Call it teaching them the farm to fork method!  On April 11 from 2-3:30 p.m. you have that opportunity by touring the Westwind Milling Company (8572 Silver Lake Rd., Linden 48451).

Gather the family and take a family-friendly, hands-on field trip to historic Westwind Milling Co. in picturesque Linden (30-40 minutes north of Ann Arbor up US-23), where you’ll learn about the milling process, the history of the mill, and the significance of eating local food. The cost os very family friendly as well at only $5 per person, however children under 5 get in FREE.  In addition to the tour, the price includes Westwind’s bran or nonbran muffins and organic apple cider and children will also receive an activity book.

This event is sponsored by the Matthaei Botanical Gardens & Nichols Arboretum, so please register at MBGNA and pay at the mill.

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