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Get your cornmeal now!!

Do you miss us? Do you miss Yates Mill’s delicious, stone-ground cornmeal?

A bag of Yates Mill cornmealGreat news, just in time for your holiday baking: You can buy Yates Mill Cornmeal from our friends at the Howling Cow Creamery!

The Creamery is located on the North Carolina State University Dairy Farm just across the street from Historic Yates Mill County Park. Our friends at the Creamery are selling both yellow and white cornmeal in our traditional cloth bag, containing 2 pounds of delicious Yates Mill Cornmeal for $5 each.

Yates Mill cornmeal is ground the old-fashioned way at Yates Mill, where the 12-foot diameter waterwheel drives the granite mill stones. Whole-kernel dried corn from local North Carolina farms is ground into cornmeal using a slow and steady process that does not heat the meal, as in more modern processing plants, and results in a delicious flavor and wonderful texture. Yates Mill cornmeal is “unbolted” which means it has not been sifted, so you will need to sift it before using.

Enjoy some Yates Mill Cornmeal in your favorite cornbread recipe! And be sure to treat yourself to delicious Howling Cow ice cream!


Can you help with Yates Mill’s upkeep?

The suspension of tours and regular cornmeal sales meant Yates Mill Associates lost its main income sources for most of 2020 – but we didn’t abandon maintenance and upkeep of the historic building.

Can you help? You can make a one-time gift online or by mail, or set up monthly payments through our website. Any gift will be most deeply appreciated!


Historic Yates Mill County Park is open year-round. Drop by during daylight hours to view the changing scenery and wildlife and to take a walk around Yates Mill Pond.

While you’re here, please consider making a secure, online gift to Yates Mill Associates. Your support makes it possible for us to keep Yates Mill in operating condition for our neighbors and guests to visit and enjoy.

And please subscribe to our e-newsletter! We’re reviving this bi-monthly update to keep you informed of everything that’s going on with Yates Mill, YMA and the park.


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Going shopping? Will you get us a little something?

Did you know your purchases at Amazon can help support Yates Mill Associates? They can if you shop through AmazonSmile, the online store’s charitable portal. Click the logo above to go directly to the Amazon logon that will connect you with our group. We hope you’ll include us in your shopping list!

Yates Mill Associates is solely responsible for the maintenance, repair and upkeep of Yates Mill. You can help us keep the wheel turning by making a secure online donation right here on our website, or by downloading a form to mail a check to us.

We can’t do it without you — thank you!


Yates Mill is a fully restored, circa-1756 gristmill in Wake County, North Carolina, and the centerpiece of Historic Yates Mill County Park. It is the only restored, operational automatic mill in North Carolina and one of just a few in the country.

Yates Mill Associates Inc. was formed in 1989 to restore, preserve and operate Yates Mill, and is solely responsible for funding its upkeep and repair. We partner with Wake County and North Carolina State University, which owns the mill, to maintain and operate the mill and park.

Become a member today.

Yates Mill Associates
P.O. Box 10512
Raleigh NC 27605-0512

info@yatesmill.org