The Birkett Mills is one of the world's largest manufacturers of buckwheat products for over two centuries, The Birkett Mills has been in continuous operation from its original location since 1797.
Headquartered on Main Street in the beautiful village of Penn Yan (named after its original Pennsylvania and Yankee settlers), our mill serves as America's buckwheat capital, right in the heart of New York's picturesque Finger Lakes region.
Our longevity is due to our tradition of total commitment to all our customers. Quality at competitive prices is key to our success.
The Birkett Mills usually operates 16 hours a day five days a week, but in the early fall, its busiest season, the factory is producing 24 hours a day, with finished products shipped throughout the United States, Canada and Western Europe.
On September 27th, 1987, Birkett Mills set the record for the largest buckwheat pancake ever made. A large stone area was super-heated and a huge griddle was placed over the hot stones. Then buckwheat batter was poured into the griddle. The griddle is mounted on the side of the Birkett Mills building and is on display every year at the Yates County Fair.