Happy Valentine's Day ~ We Love What We Do... There is nothing better than cooking good, wholesome, nutritious, all-natural food for those you love! Choose from a variety of our single pass, genuine stone ground products - such as pancake mixes, corn bread and bread mixes, corn meal and other ground grain ingredients, Johnny Cake Meal and Clam Cake Mix, as well as local, complimentary items. All of our products are made fresh - right here, in our red clapboard 1886 grist mill - just as they have been in 1696. The backdrop is the beautiful Queen's River and waterfall in the quaint village Usquepaugh. We are the oldest manufacturing business in Rhode Island, and the second oldest continuously operating business in the state. All orders can be shipped across the country! Purchase products online here or visit our shop during production hours (listed below). For recipe ideas, click here.
Visit the Shop in Usquepaugh ~ Winter/Spring Hours Our current hours of operation for the mill and shop are 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). 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. For directions, 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. 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.
Tour the Mill by Video The videos below remind us of Paul Drumm Jr., who purchased Kenyon's Grist Mill in 1971. He was truly a caretaker of a Rhode Island tradition. His legacy lives on with us every day (June 9, 1930 - December 14, 2013)