The Valencia Flour Mill uses antique milling machines to turn New Mexican-grown grain into flour for modern specialty mixes such as Valencia Sopaipilla & Fry Bread Mix and Valencia Blue Corn Muffin & Pancake mixes. These modern products are marketed to restaurants through statewide distribution channels. Visitors will see everything from milling & processing to mixing & packaging operations.
Four 45-minute guided tours will be held on Oct. 20 at 9:00 am, 10:30 am, 1:00 pm and 2:30 pm.Â Visitors will see a line shaft that connects one 25-hp motor to run all antique mill room machines that convert grain into flour. The sight & sound of the line shaft moving all the belts is an exciting experience. There's a large vertical mixer where Valencia flour is combined with 3 micro ingredients to make the popular Valencia Sopaipilla "just-add-water" Mix.Â Tour participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
Register here for a Manufacturing Day tour and get a behind-the-scenes look at their facility!
DIRECTIONS FROM 1-25 SOUTH TOWARD BELEN:
Take Exit 191 and continue onto South Main Street
Sharp right onto Highway 116
Continue south for 1.9 miles
At exactly 1.9 miles, turn left, crossing a railroad track onto Mill Road (it's a tiny sign)
Drive east towards the mountains for about one mile and into the southside parking lot of the Valencia Flour Mill at 74 Mill Road, Jarales
Friday, 20 October, 2017
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