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Stone-ground Products from Washington's Gristmill

Stone-ground grains at George Washington's Mount Vernon

In 1771, after shifting from tobacco to wheat as his main cash crop, George Washington erected a new mill along Dogue Run. The innovative farmer-statesman added a wharf and began sending his finely milled flour by ship to Europe and the West Indies.

In 1791, as soon as inventor Oliver Evans patented his milling machinery, Washington invited him to Mount Vernon to install the revolutionary technology in his own mill.

Treat yourself to grains that have been stone-ground by water power at George Washington’s Gristmill.

Recipes for cornbread, pancake mix and hoecakes are included.

Pancake Flour

(contains corn, wheat, and barley)


Yellow Grits

Yellow Grits

(contains yellow corn)


White Grits

White Grits

(contains white corn)


Yellow Cornmeal

Yellow Cornmeal

(contains yellow corn)


White Cornmeal

White Cornmeal

(contains white corn)

 Net weight of each package is 907.2 grams. Please keep refrigerated as there are no preservatives in the stone-ground Gristmill products. Please note that these items cannot be shipped internationally. These products are seasonal.


Recipe for Cornmeal Hoecakes


Family members and visitors alike testified that hoecakes were among George Washington’s favorite foods. He invariably ate them at breakfast, covered with butter and honey, along with hot tea—a “temperate repast” enjoyed each morning.

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