Wholesome grains, locally grown and traditionally milled...
Maine Grains manufactures locally grown, stone-milled grains, a staple food in the human diet. New England has a rich history of producing grains like oats, rye, wheat, corn, and buckwheat, and Maine Grains is reviving this tradition to ensure that local grains are available and affordable for the community.
Through use of our unique traditional stone milling process, Maine Grains preserves the nutritional content of the grain. Slow turning mill stones keep the flour cool, which improves performance in natural fermentation baking and provides a variety of hearty flavors. The select taste of flour produced from our stone-ground grains is ideal for baking and cooking.
Helping to encourage a healthier community...
Maine Grains is housed at the Somerset Grist Mill in Skowhegan, Maine. The Grist Mill provides a space for local farmers, entrepreneurs, and community members to assemble and operate a variety of programs and businesses. The Somerset Grist Mill is nationally recognized as one of the country's emerging rural 'food hubs.'
By reusing an old county jail building and reviving local organic grain production, we are creating opportunities and encouraging a healthier and more vibrant community. If you are interested in a tour of Maine Grains, see upcoming scheduled tours.
Bringing our stoneground products to you...
Maine Grains is carried in natural food stores, co-ops, and CSA's across the northeast and used by the best artisan bakeries and farm-to-table restaurants.
If you are coming to Skowhegan, you can purchase our products at The Flour, Feed and Dry Goods shop right at the gristmill. The Bankery, Skowhegan's local bakery housed in a former bank on Water St., also sells our retail products.
We are currently working on making Maine Grains available in a grocery store near you! We distribute through Downeast Foods, Associated Buyers, Crown of Maine Organic Cooperative, NYC Greenmarkets, Farm Fresh Rhode Island, PFG Northcenter, Sysco Northern NE, The Pickup CSA, Unity Food Hub, Specialty Foods Boston, and Boston Organics. Our products can also be found in select Whole Foods Markets in the northeast region. Coming SOON: a growing list of retail locations near you!