Blue Ridge Hominy Grits
Blue Ridge Hominy Grits
Blue Ridge Hominy Grits
Blue Ridge Hominy Grits

Blue Ridge Hominy Grits

$9.00

These corns or O:nenhste as they say in Mohawk, are sourced from landrace, Indigenous farmed or organic sources. Subsequently, a portion of their hearts and/or wallets are devoted to strengthening their Indigenous Farmers, Communities and Onkwehonwe, The People.

The Corn Mafia is the source for small batch hardwood ash washed hominy grits, cornmeal, masa and whole hominy made from Heirloom and indigenous corn. 

Their Longhouse Hominy refers to not only the dwellings that Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) people lived in, but also to the atmosphere and environment that a lot of our foods, belongings and people lived in or were stored in. Longhouses are and were often very smokey places, and they have tried to recreate that feeling and flavor of the past here in their hominy in the here and now. They fire roast their hominy after washing it, to give it their signature taste of the past. Some people think Indigenous foods are or were bland. These products are meant to act as a foil to such unadventurous thoughts. There’s something unique to their hominy, that they proudly share with you in several forms. What’s old is new, what’s old will never leave us.

Blue Ridge Hominy Grits are healthier blue corn offering that they wash and dry in a Southeastern Indigenous tradition. They use cedar ash and a bit of it in their drying process. It adds a unique flavor and helps to lock in the blue color a bit, as nixtamalization tends to turn blue corn rather gray. These are great as any of the grinds, but a favorite is to cook them with blueberries and some maple. A crumbling of spiced pumpkin seeds on top doesn’t disappoint either.

Ingredients: Nixtamalized Blue Corn, Hardwood Ash 

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