Description: Montana Morado kernels are deep purple approaching black that results in a cornmeal that looks blue but cooks up purplish.
Spurred by a vision, devoted corn breeder Dave Christensen has worked over 30 years to create a variety with the highest antioxidant content possible. A Navajo elder told Dave that the black kernels are "for healing," and so he selected for the darkest kernels from grain corn grown in Montana and the surrounding states.
One year, Dave and another organic farmer grew 10 acres — just so they could select from the plants with the blackest kernels.
It makes excellent cornbread because it is a rare, soft-flour. You can also make pancakes, muffins, fritters, or polenta - the recipes are endless!
About Our Freshly Milled Cornmeal
This is no ordinary cornmeal. This is the freshest and tastiest cornmeal you can find. The corn was harvested in the fall of 2023 and milled in November by Jordan Marr, a solo farmer from Vernon and Emily's former boss. Jordan's farm, Unearthed Organics, used to supply premium salad greens and veggies to the top winery restaurants in Kelowna, such as Mission Hill and Quails Gate.
He recently transitioned his business so he could focus on something he was more passionate about - beans, corn and chiles! He now grows a variety of top-quality corn and this year we were lucky enough to get a hold of some.
Details: sold in a 340 g (12 oz) bag, which converts to 2.25 cups.
Store in freezer to preserve freshness. Can be used while still frozen.
Grown by Unearthed Organics Farm, Vernon.