Visit the Mercantile

That's right, we're real people making real food. If you're ever in Central Illinois, we'd be pleased as punch if you can visit our Mercantile.
It's a beautiful place where you can find all of our products, baking supplies, plus locally made crafts and other family-owned businesses.
Come enjoy treats from our bakery, a cup of coffee or tea by the fireplace.


Plan Your Visit


Tuesday - Friday 10am  -  4pm

Saturday                9am  -  3pm

Sunday & Monday   CLOSED



217-347-MILL (6455)



Hodgson Mill Mercantile, 1001 Ford Ave, Effingham, IL 62401



Directions from Exit 160:

  • Take exit 160 from 1-57/70.
  • Turn NW onto North Keller Drive, (towards gas/restaurants) (.2 mi)
  • Turn right onto Avenue of the Mid-Americas (.6 mi)
  • Turn right at stoplight, toward the big red-roofed building - welcome!

Education Center

Check out exciting baking and cooking classes on our Class Schedule!

We're also happy to craft a custom class or teambuilding experience for a group of 6-8 or more. Get in touch to learn more or check availability! Call 217-347-6455 or email



Our Education Center Kitchen and the Great Hall are now available for rental! Perfect for business meetings, events, private parties, birthdays, bridal or baby showers, and family reunions.

Call 217-347-6455 or email to check availability & pricing.