Readyville Mill & Goodness Gracious Cafe

When we need a bag of flour or cornmeal, all we have to do is visit the closest market but, back in the early 1800’s it wasn’t so easy. Folks grew their own grain and took it to the local grist mill for grinding into these staples. Ken Wilshire visited the old Readyville Mill in Cannon county recently to see how one grist mill has been restored and the new owners are doing far more than grinding corn. Watch this and more episode segments of Nashville Public Television’s Tennessee Crossroads.


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When we need a bag of flour or cornmeal, all we have to do is visit the closest market'.but, back in the early 1800's it wasn't so easy'.Folks grew their own grain and took it to the local grist mill for grinding into these staples. Ken Wilshire visited the old Readyville Mill in Cannon county recently to see how one grist mill has been restored and the new owners are doing far more than grinding corn.

Ken Wilshire joined the Tennessee Crossroads in 2008 with a desire to tell stories about people who have found their passions in life and who would otherwise go unrecognized for their contributions to their community.  Ken began his career at WREG-TV in Memphis, writing, producing and editing news stories, features and documentaries. After leaving Channel 3 he joined Fed Ex in their communications department as a writer/producer and was promoted to the department manager. Ken spent almost 25 years in operations management at FedEx and other Fortune 500 companies.

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