North America’s last remaining traditional stone-ground mustard mill.
Raye’s Mustard Mill, located in coastal Eastport, Maine, the nation’s eastern-most city, is North America’s last remaining traditional stone-ground mustard mill. In 1900, J. Wesley Raye, the 20-year-old son of a sea captain, founded the business in the family smokehouse to produce mustard for Maine’s burgeoning sardine industry. In 1903, Wesley moved the Mill to its current location, enabling Raye’s Mustard to be shipped out by both rail and steamship.
Raye’s makes dozens of varieties of mustard, each produced with the traditional cold grind process in the same mill since 1900, using the original stones from France. The Aroostook Gold variety is even made using mustard seeds grown right here in Maine.
Raye’s Mustard Mill is a working museum that hosts thousands of tourists each year and brings needed tourism dollars to Washington County. The museum, a 501(c)3 non-profit, is currently raising $2 million dollars for much needed restoration, preservation and succession planning.