Kenyon's Grist Mill is the oldest manufacturing business in Rhode Island, and the second oldest continuously operating business in the state. Although their current building dates back to 1886, they've been grinding meals and flours on site since 1696. The company continues to use the original granite millstones that were quarried from Westerly, Rhode Island. These huge stones produce exceptional texture and quality not found in modern, steel ground flours.
Single pass stone grinding preserves the vital, natural nutrition of the grain. Kenyon's offers the ingredients that health conscious consumers are searching for, ground the simple, old fashioned way of long ago. In addition to meals and flours, they also blend a wide variety of mixes, containing their freshly ground products, free of additives and preservatives.
Kenyon's is best known for their Stone Ground White Corn Meal or "Johnny Cake Meal" and Stone Ground Yellow Corn Meal for "Clam Cake Mix". Their all-natural, wholesome pancake mixes, among other items, are also very popular. Products can be order online and shipped across the country. You can also visit our country store across the street from the mill. For more information, visit www.KenyonsGristMill.com.
LIGHTFOOT'S PINE SOAP:
Kenyon’s Grist Mill is the premier national distributor for this natural product. Made right here in Rhode Island, Lightfoot’s Pine Soap is produced by one of the oldest soap makers in the country! It's light, fresh scent will remind you of walking through a pine grove. For more information, visit www.LightfootsPineSoap.com.
Kenyon's Grist Mill is situated along the banks of the scenic Queen's River and waterfall. This beautiful setting is the ideal spot for kayaking. Queen's River Kayaks is a full service kayak company that also provides trips down several fresh water rivers in the southern Rhode Island area. For outdoor adventures and family fun, visit www.QueensRiverKayaks.com.
EVENTS AT THE MILL:
Join us during our annual tour weekend events. Enjoy free tours, Johnny Cake samples and demonstrations, local coffee, and more along the scenic Queen's River and waterfall. Our summer event includes kayaking and our autumn event showcases our famous Clam Cakes & Chowder. For more information, visit www.kenyonsgristmill.com/events.html
Travel with us as we cook our famous Clam Cakes & Chowder at various fairs in southern New England. For more information, visit www.kenyonsgristmill.com/community_fairs.html
2016/2017 Winter/Spring Hours of Operation: Dec. 26 - April 14
Mill, Office, & Shop Hours: Monday - Friday, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
2017 "High Season" Hours of Operation: April 15 - Dec. 31
Mill, Office, & Shop Hours: Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Shop Hours: Saturday & Sunday, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
We are closed on national holidays, and will be closed or have limited staff on the days of the annual, community fairs we participate in.
From Route 95 (North and South): Take Exit 3A, Route 138 East (Kingstown Road) for 5 miles until you see our brown sign on the right. Take the next left onto Old Usquepaugh Road. At the stop sign, go straight onto Glen Rock Road. Kenyon's Grist Mill will be on the right and the mill store will be on the left.
From Route 1: Take Route 138 West (Kingstown Road) for about 6.5 miles until you see our brown sign on the right. Directly before the sign, bear right onto Old Usquepaugh Road. After the earthen dam (at the stop sign), take a right onto Glen Rock Road. Kenyon's Grist Mill will be on the right and the mill store will be on the left.
From Route 2: Take Route 138 West (Kingstown Road) for about 1.5 miles until you see our brown sign on the right. Directly before the sign, bear right onto Old Usquepaugh Road. After the earthen dam (at the stop sign), take a right onto Glen Rock Road. Kenyon's Grist Mill will be on the right and the mill store will be on the left.
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