In 2007, Bill Savage purchased a bushel of Indian corn from a man whose grandfather had been growing it since 1870 on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. He considered marketing the Indian corn for ornamental purposes; however, he abandoned this idea when he realized it would be difficult to compete with mexican imports. He then decided to try making chicken feed. He and his father realized when grinding the corn that it made a unique, sweet-smelling cornmeal. His family tried the cornmeal and decided this was the route he would take with marketing and Pungo Creek Mills was born.
Owners, Bill and Laurel Savage
This heirloom Indian corn has been grown by local on the Eastern Shore of Virginia for over 165 years. The corn is harvested in the late Fall, dried in an air corn crib, shelled with a corn sheller, bagged and stored in a grain house. The corn is then stone ground using traditional methods into cornmeal for you to enjoy. The is labor intensive but the unusual texture, color and flavor of the cornmeal is worth the time invested.
Pungo Creek Mills
P.O. Box 69 Painter, VA 23420
Contact: Bill Savage
Phone: 757 442-6327
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