Upgrade your pantry with this unique, GMO-free, heirloom cornmeal grown and milled on a small family farm on the sea islands of South Carolina. Varieties of blue corn have been revered by many different peoples for their taste as well as for ceremonial corn. Some believe that Sea Island Blue Corn was used as a ceremonial crop by the Chicora Tribe that inhabited the Sea Islands of South Carolina. Luckily this heritage grain has found new life thanks to the family owned farm, Marsh Hen Mill. This beautiful cornmeal is a fine grind close to flour and bakes into an indigo cornbread. Greg Johnsman mills each batch on Edisto Island keeping in mind the history and connection with the land. Their Sea Island Blue Grits won the Good Food Award in 2022. This finer grind of the same corn is a delight to cook with and we know you'll love it as much as we do.
WHAT TO DO WITH IT
Who doesn't want cornbread and chili in the fall? The Sea Island Blue Cornmeal makes arguably one the finest blue cornmeal ever. We love this recipe from local recipe Cane Bay Kitchen. Of course this delicious cornmeal is also fantastic for blue corn pancakes, cornbread muffins and it makes a great batter for seafood.
ABOUT THE FARMER
Greg Johnsman is passionate about preserving traditional Southern foodways on the South Carolina Sea Islands. He and his wife Betsy farm and mill heirloom ingredients at Marsh Hen Mill on Edisto Island, where Betsy's family has farmed for generations. In addition to Sea Island Red Peas, Greg grows Carolina Gold Rice and Jimmy Red Corn on their Sea Island farm and mills the finest cornmeal and grits around on his ancient milling equipment from the 1940s.
1.5 LB bag