'Tis the Season ~ Holiday Gift Ideas and Wholesome, Stone Ground Products Looking for a special gift? Make your own gift package with our genuine stone ground products and a variety of other local, iconic selections, complementary items, certificates, and the new Johnny Cake box ornament! Online orders may be placed here. We ship across the country! If you can visit us at our location, we would love to see you. The mill and shop are open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For directions, click here. Additional shop hours are Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. until December 28. We are closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day - December 24 and 25. Click here for recipes using our all-natural products.
Winter/Spring Hours ~ December 29, 2014 - April 10, 2015 From December 29 to April 10, our hours of operation for the mill and shop our Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Our high season and weekend hours begin again on April 11 and continue through December 27, 2015. On occasion, during the winter months, we may close the shop during icy and snowy weather conditions. However, freshly ground product will always be available directly at the mill (across the street from the shop) during production hours. Please keep in mind that 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.
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.
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.