As the oldest family-owned and operated complete sugar mill in the United States, M. A. Patout & Son, LTD, LLC has a history deeply rooted in the grounds of Louisiana and has served as a backbone of the American sugar industry since its beginning in 1825.

At the heart of the mill, deep beneath the gears and boilers, lies the hidden tale of the family who built it. The voices of the ones who built the mill are still heard today with every blast of steam and every whistle blown. Their story is a source of inspiration, innovation and a family’s plight to keep their past in the present.