Feast Magazine

Britain Mill in Halltown, Mo.

 Clyde and Janet Beal's Britain Mill at Turnback Creek near Halltown, Mo. on Aug. 13, 2015. Photos by Brad Zweerink

One of my favorite assignments this year was photographing Clyde and Janet Beal at their historic Britain Mill on Turnback Creek. It was a feature for Feast and you can read more about the mill on their site. Clyde and Janet purchased the mill, which has been there in one form or another since 1840, as a retirement project and have done an amazing job restoring it. I have a big interest in old houses, barns and traditional buildings so it was a joy to spend the afternoon at the mill. 

 Clyde and Janet Beal's Britain Mill at Turnback Creek near Halltown, Mo. on Aug. 13, 2015. Photos by Brad Zweerink
 Clyde and Janet Beal's Britain Mill at Turnback Creek near Halltown, Mo. on Aug. 13, 2015. Photos by Brad Zweerink
 The milling stones are enclosed in a wooden box and now powered with electricity at Clyde and Janet Beal's Britain Mill at Turnback Creek near Halltown, Mo. on Aug. 13, 2015. Photos by Brad Zweerink
 Corn meal dust emerges from the milling stones while they are operating at Turnback Creek near Halltown, Mo. on Aug. 13, 2015. Photos by Brad Zweerink
 Clyde and Janet Beal's Britain Mill at Turnback Creek near Halltown, Mo. on Aug. 13, 2015. Photos by Brad Zweerink
 Clyde Beal walks across an unused water channel built for a previous incarnation of Britain Mill at Turnback Creek near Halltown, Mo. on Aug. 13, 2015. There are three different water channels for the three mills that have been built at the site.  Photos by Brad Zweerink
 Clyde and Janet Beal's Britain Mill at Turnback Creek near Halltown, Mo. on Aug. 13, 2015. Photos by Brad Zweerink

Feast food trucks

I was very excited to get more work from Feast Magazine this summer for their August issue celebrating the best food in Missouri. I shot two Springfield food trucks that were recognized: from London Calling Pasty Company and Hurts Donuts. It just so happens that the owner of the wildly successful Hurts Donuts is my old high school pal Tim Clegg. It was great reconnecting with him and learning about how his business has blown up over the past year. 

 Hurts Donut food truck with owner Tim Clegg in Springfield, Mo. Photos by Brad Zweerink
 London Calling Pasty Company food truck with owners Neil Gomme and Carrie Mitchell in Springfield, Mo. Photos by Brad Zweerink