Ground Corn Meal is from non-GMO, Rhode Island White Cap Flint corn, grown at Norm Lehne Garden & Orchards (Roseburg) and stone ground in small batches by a local Roseburg miller. Much fresher than store-bought, from the recent 2021 harvest. Can be stored in the pantry, but for long-term storage (over 6 months), freezing is recommended. Two pounds is approximately six cups.
Bred by the Narragansett tribe of Rhode Island, this native corn variety has maintained local popularity for over 300 years. Rhode Island White Cap Flint is traditionally used for making “Johnny Cakes”, the thin cornmeal pancakes often served with butter and maple syrup. It has been kept from extinction thanks to a small group of Rhode Island enthusiasts who recognize the historical importance of the variety and seek to preserve it for future generations.
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