2010-07-22 / News

Kenyon’s Grist Mill to hold summer festival

Kenyon’s Grist Mill, the oldest operating manufacturing business in the state, invites Rhode Islanders to support more than 40 local vendors at the second annual Summer Festival on July 24 and 25 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The festival is one of three diverse, charitable events held at the mill annually. Its mission is to create a venue where a variety of farms, artisans and other businesses can work as a team, cross market and show off, sample and sell what Rhode Island does best.

The event also helps visitors cool down with free kayaking on the Queen’s River. Browse the variety of summer items for purchase, such as fresh vegetables, fruit, Del’s Lemonade, iced coffee, ice cream and smoothies made from Schartner Farms berries. Visitors can try an original “Rhody Burger” made with grassfed beef from Pat’s Pastured and local fixings from area farms, complimented with French fries and onion rings made from local ingredients.

Meet the partners behind the R.I. Rye Project – Farm Fresh Rhode Island, Edible Rhody, Seven Stars Bakery, Schartner’s and Kenyon’s. Listen to live bands, and enjoy clam cakes and chowder.

Free samples include johnny cakes, pancakes, oysters, stuffed peppers, milk, cheese, wine, chocolate, cookies, bread, jams, relishes and more.

Admission and parking are both free. Attendees are asked to bring a food and/or clothing donation for the Jonnycake Center.

Visit www.kenyonsgristmill. com for more information.

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