Visit Us ~ Mill Shop, Kayaking, Events & More... Our current hours of operation for the mill and shop are weekdays (Monday through Friday) from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Additional shop hours are Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. until December 28. We are closed on national holidays and are closed or have limited staff during the annual, community fairs we participate in. These fun events across southern New England are where we cook our famous chowder and clam cakes (using our very own stone ground yellow corn meal). For a list of dates and locations, as well as information on events at the mill, click here. Visit Kenyon's Grist Mill during our Autumn Tour Weekend with Clam Cakes & Chowder Event on October 18 & 19. Free parking will be right at the mill. Enjoy free tours, Johnny Cake samples, demonstrations, and more. Unfortunately, this smaller event will be taking place of the larger Johnny Cake Festival this year. For more information on the Johnny Cake Festival, visit www.JohnnyCakeFestival.com. If you are interested in kayaking during the spring or summer months in some of the most beautiful rivers in southern Rhode Island, visit www.QueensRiverKayaks.com.
Up Next or Going On Now Charlestown Chamber of Commerce Annual Seafood Festival - Charlestown, RI: August 1, 2 & 3 - Visit us at Ninigret Park and enjoy our famous Clam Cakes and New England Clam Chowder will be available for purchase. Johnny Cake Meal and Clam Cake Mix will also be available for sale. Seafood galore! This is a classic South County event we look forward to every year. Enjoy food, crafts, live music, and a kid's carnival. For more information, click here.
About Kenyon's Grist Mill A grist mill is a grain mill that turns whole berries of grain or whole kernels of corn into meal or flour. At Kenyon's Grist Mill, we still do it the old-fashioned way and continue to use the original granite millstones quarried from Westerly, RI. These huge stones produce the exceptional texture and quality not found in modern, steel ground flours. Single pass stone grinding also preserves the vital, natural nutrition of the grains. Kenyon’s offers the ingredients that health conscious consumers are searching for - ground the simple, old-fashioned way of long ago. To place an online order, please click here. We ship across the country!
Our building is nestled along the banks of the Queen's River in the village of Usquepaugh. We are the oldest manufacturing business in Rhode Island, and the second oldest continuously operating business in the state. Although our current building dates back to 1886, we've been grinding meals & flours continuously on site since 1696. Our most popular items are White Corn Meal (or Johnny Cake Meal), Clam Cake Mix, Pancake Mixes, Corn Bread & Muffin Mix, Brown Bread Mix, as well as a variety of other meals, flours and other mixes. We encourage you to read about the difference between genuine stone ground products and steel ground products here.
Kenyon's Grist Mill is regularly inspected by the Rhode Island Department of Health and the FDA. This qualifies us to ship throughout the country and stand behind our products' excellence. Customers have sought Kenyon's products for generations because of our honesty, dependability, and high standards. We take pride in doing business the right way and feel honored to be preserving a piece of Rhode Island's history. Kenyon's Grist Mill is always looking for new sources of locally grown grain, especially the rare crop of Rhode Island Flint Corn. Although we try very hard to purchase our grains as local as possible, it is also important to consider the farming methods used. As always, we do not use, or source grain with any additives, pesticides or preservatives. For more updates on what we are doing, make sure you follow us on facebook here.
In Loving Memory of Paul Drumm Jr. (June 9, 1930 - December 14, 2013) Paul Drumm Jr. bought Kenyon's Grist Mill in 1971. He was truly a caretaker of a Rhode Island tradition.