Farmer and entrepreneur Tom Hunton launched the Camas Country Mill in north Eugene, the area's first commercial grist mill since the Great Depression.
The mill gained widespread support because of its effort to re-localize the food system.
He installed a Denmark-made Engsko mill with a 40-inch grinding stone that’s suitable for pulverizing wheat kernels into speciality flour for the next 150 years.
Hunton paid for the $300,000 project from his savings, a $97,000 economic development grant from Lane County, and a $50,000 loan from Hummingbird Wholesale in Eugene.
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