Finally got to check it out on a weekend: Sat 2/23/08. We got there at 10am and they were just getting ready. We paid our fees to see the milling demo.
Since they were just getting going, we waited in the room and read more about Dr. Edward Turner Bale and his wife.
Then we went in for the milling demo. Pretty interesting. I liked all the gears and machines that make it work. Hubby even helped out a bit.
We ended up buying FRESH Polenta just milled. A 2lb bag is $3; a 5lb bag is $6. We bought 2-5lb bags of Polenta! One are freezing up one bag now.
Other kinds of flour they have: pastry; bread; corn meal; and polenta.
They also sell cookbooks, postcards, wooden spoons, and ladles.
Worth checking out! Two bathrooms available and they have flushed toilets & sink. Not too far from the Mill.
Adults $2; Children FREE. Pay at Mill. FREE Parking. Hrs: 10a-5p.
Thanks Carblover for the tip.
Bale Grist Mill State Park
3369 Saint Helena Hwy N St, Helena, CA