Visitor CenterOur cafe offers delicious (and nutritious) meals with both unique recipes and old-fashioned standards from locally sourced ingredients. Weekly specials provide variety in a menu of sandwiches, soups and salads, as well as brisket and sausage plates featuring our renowned all-natural grass-fed beef. This beef also forms the juicy patties for our selection of gourmet hamburgers with fresh-baked buns made from our fresh stone-ground flour. Top it all off with one of our award-winning homemade pies or our delicious ice cream, made right in our community from all-natural ingredients. Then take home a few loaves of whole wheat bread or any of the delicious fresh pastries.
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Open Monday-Friday 11am – 6pm
Saturday Breakfast 7-11 Lunch 11:30-6


Gift BarnThe historic, two-centuries-old, hand-hewn “Hope Farm” barn contains hundreds of one-of-a-kind handcrafted items, all produced in our community. Walk across the well-worn threshing floor and see hand-forged iron beds, smell the fragrances of handmade soaps, look at hand-turned wooden bowls, appreciate the fine craftsmanship in award-winning pieces of furniture. You’ll also enjoy browsing our specially selected books, ranging from fine children’s selections to how-to books on many of life’s essential skills. You can also special order custom-made items from any of our craftsmen.
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The Potter's HousePotteryFrom a clump of clay to beautiful, spectacularly glazed vases, bowls, dinnerware sets and a variety of other functional and decorative pottery — this incredible transformation through the hands of experienced potters thrills all who see it.
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Wood ShopWood ShopSolid wood construction, hand-cut joinery, steam-bent wood, hand-carved details and much more. Our community’s woodworkers
carefully employ centuries-old craft skills to produce award-winning custom furniture, sold throughout North America,
featured in fine woodworking magazines and selected for the permanent collection of the U.S. White House.
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BlacksmithBlacksmithThe ringing sound of the smithy’s hammer pounding the anvil often floats throughout the crafts village. The blacksmith pumps the bellows, and soon normally immoveable iron glows red-hot, becoming malleable. The smith then transforms the raw material into an amazing array of ornamental work from wrought-iron tables and beds to chandeliers and ornate gates and fences.
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Homestead GristmillHomestead GristmillFresh ground, organically grown grains—wheat, spelt, oats, corn and more. Watch our millers operate the water-wheel-driven mill to produce fine flour for baking. The gristmill is housed in the 1750’s timber-framed “John Mott Mill.” Purchase fresh flour, cornmeal and mixes that produce delicious breads and pastries.
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Fiber CraftsFiber CraftsCarding wool, combing cotton or beating flax begins the processes used through the generations to transform nature’s raw materials into fabrics. Spinning twists tiny fibers into threads and yarns that weavers and felters turn into fabric for rugs, blankets and decorative tapestries, clothing and quilts.
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Fiber CraftsHomestead General Store is located in central Texas just north of Waco and about one and a half hours south of Dallas and two hours north of Austin. We began the store in the tradition of the local general stores that once were the hub of every small rural community, the place where people came to for all their homesteading needs. From household items to farm and ranch supplies to hardware, our goal at Homestead General store is to provide you with a wide range of quality homesteading and sustainable living products that you can depend on. You will find that our helpful staff is familiar with all of the products we stock. They understand what you are looking for, and can lead you right to it. And since the Homestead General Store is situated in an agricultural community with over thirty years of experience in sustainable living, our knowledgeable sales staff can help you with any advice and resources you may need to start up your own homestead and keep it running. View more pictures
Visit our Homestead General Store catalog online!
Call (254) 754-9663 or e-mail us at info@homesteadgeneralstore.com