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.
Red Jacket Hominy Grits are a great addition to their line up, named after the great Seneca Chief Red Jacket. They’re washed and ground from the heirloom corn known as Jimmy Red. Washed and dried with pecan, this hominy comes out a beautiful red color that’s popular as a Masa Harina from our Lyeing Mohawk line.
They’re pretty fond of it with fresh strawberries and toasted pecans as well
Ingredients: Nixtamalized Red Corn, Hardwood Ash