Heirloom corn comes from farmer-preserved seeds that have been selected for the best flavor, saved and passed down between generations, many varieties of which are Native American corn. Heirloom corn is known for its depth of flavor relative to hybrid corn.
Heirloom corn is open-pollinated. Two of the same variety of plant are cross-pollinated naturally, usually by wind, birds or insects. Seed saved from heirloom corn will produce plants that are very similar to the parent plant, so the variety can be grown “true to seed” year after year, generation after generation.
We are pleased to offer three varieties of heirloom corn grown exclusively for us by small, family farms committed to saving heritage grains:
Bloody Butcher (red), Hickory King (white) and Wapsie Valley (yellow)
Wade’s Mill Stone-Ground Heirloom Grits and Cornmeals are 100% natural with no additives or preservatives, non-GMO and gluten-free.