Gretchen with Okra Paradise Farms grits and corn flour fresh from the mill: in four colors, including the rare blue 2016 vintage.
Never a pesticide was seen by these grits, and yes they are Continue reading
Where: Barnes Healthcare Services
200 S Patterson St, Valdosta, GA 31601
When: 1-3PM Friday 15 July 2016
Here’s a list of what Gretchen will have for sale at reasonable prices: Continue reading
Here’s the video:
Gretchen Quarterman, Shelling red corn
Video by John S. Quarterman for Okra Paradise Farms,
Lowndes County, Georgia, 13 November 2015.
Corn smut a delicacy? Well, if truffles can be, why not?
Jill Neimark, the salt, 24 August 2015, Scourge No More: Chefs Invite Corn Fungus To The Plate,
One evening last July, Nat Bradford walked along rows of White Bolita Mexican corn at his Sumter, S.C., farm, and nearly wept. All 1,400 of the corn plants had been overtaken almost overnight by corn smut, recalls Bradford, who’s also a landscape architect. The smut, from a fungus called Ustilago maydis, literally transforms each corn kernel into a bulbous, bulging bluish-grey gall. It is naturally present in the soil and can be lofted easily into the air and onto plants.
Smut is considered a scourge by most U.S. farmers, and it goes by the nickname “devil’s corn.” Just one discolored kernel typically renders an ear completely unsellable….
Yep, that’s the way we’ve usually considered it. But keep reading: Continue reading
At the market. Come down and get fresh produce.