After three years of preparation and hard work, the Somerset Grist Mill in Skowhegan officially opened on Saturday.

Somerset Grist Mill is open for business in the former county jail in Skowhegan.

Located in the old county jail, the Somerset Grist Mill houses the Pickup Cafe and CSA, Skowhegan Pottery, Happy Knits and the Tech Spot. But the flagship tenant is Maine Grains, which is aiming to process 600 tons of Maine-grown grain each year. That is the equivalent of 600 acres of grain.

Maine Grains took delivery of its first truckload of wheat ast week: 30 tons from Aroostook County. Read more