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Mar 21, 2010 07:37 AM

ISO Kenyon's Stone Ground Johnny Cake White Corn Meal

Kenyon's Grist Mill in Rhode Island makes a range of stone ground meals. Their white corn meal is the best I have tried for making RI johnny cakes. Whole Wallet used to carry them, but they have dropped the product and I am looking for a new source in Massachusetts.

The company is still very much in business

so it is simply a question of tracking them down locally.

I suspect that the gift shop in Old Deerfield might have it, but probably at a price that matches the real estate in that inconvenient neighborhood. So I would prefer a store in the Northampton-Amherst-Springfield area.

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  1. By the way, after completing this post two irrelevant links to businesses in CT that happened to share some of the same words that appeared in my message popped up at the end. I was able to get rid of them but their presence was annoying. Is this now a recurrent attribute of the site?

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    1. re: VivreManger

      Dunno about "attribute." See Site Talk board.

    2. I can't help you with stores that carry Kenyon's in your area, but I'm wondering why you don't just order from their online store?
      Call or email Kenyon's; I'm sure they'll be happy to let you know who carries their products in the Northhampton/Amherst/Springfield area. Their website has a "Find Near You" option, but it's not up and running as of this post.

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      1. re: bushwickgirl

        "Their website has a "Find Near You" option, but it's not up and running as of this post."

        Exactly. In general, I have found that such options are not reliable and their information is often out of date, an endemic problem with websites.

        I probably will give them a call to see what they can suggest.

        As far as on-line food ordering, usually the postage and handling doubles the price so I rarely find it an attractive proposition. I much prefer to look, feel, and smell before buying.

        1. re: VivreManger

          I'm sure Kenyon's is readily available somewhere in your area. I find it in NYC in the better gourmet food stores and even in some larger, well-stocked supermarkets.

          You may wonder why I wrote about this product, as I am posting from NY. I'm originally from CT and lived in RI, and am quite familiar with Kenyon's products.

          Hope you can find the cornmeal locally.

          1. re: VivreManger

            Hi VivreManger:
            We apologize that our "Where to Buy" section was not completed in March of last year. Although it was in the plan, the flood we had in Rhode Island during that time caused us to delay in a lot of our website ambitions. We made it a priority this winter and everything in our website is up to date. Please visit and click New England for MA. We hope this helps! Please don’t hesitate to call or email us anytime. Thank you or being a loyal customer. We hope you can visit us at the mill during the Harvest/Johnny Cake Festival in October!

        2. It's been awhile since I've looked for it, but I've found it at Stop & Shop, of all places.

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          1. Saw it yesterday (5/14) at Stop and Shop in Sandwich MA. It was located at the end of an aisle (produce !!!!) on what looked like a rolling portable tray. $4.95.

            1. I just noticed that Kenyon's is now offering jonnycake meal from white flint corn, too. Smart move on their part although I'm going to remain loyal to Gray's. Still, Kenyon's has a nice range of products (Gray's seems to mill only flint corn) and the Oat & Honey Pancake Mix is out of this world (in fact, it's the best pancake mix I've ever had). I'm able to buy their products at Dean & Deluca and keep hoping the red cornmeal will show up but it hasn't. And like you, I'm also loath to spend money on shipping. :O