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Jan 11, 2007 11:24 PM

Flint or Dent White Corn

I got my Chow Hound wish for Christmas, a Country Living hand-cranked mill, and it handles corn beautifully. I've found a good source of yellow corn near D.C., but I would really like to find white corn, preferably white flint corn. Does anyone know of a source from southern Pennsylvania through northern Virginia?

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  1. Contact Fresh Farm Markets P.O. Box 15691, Washington, DC 20003 tel 202.362.8889 fax 202.244.2131
    They run a group of local top-flight farmers' markets, including the ones in Penn Quarter, H Street, Dupont Circle, Foggy Bottom, Silver Spring, Camp Springs and St. Michaels.
    They also know most of the local Delmarva farmers who might grow other than just plain old corn on the cob, which is a very different thing than what you are looking for.

    Other than that, try Wye Mills on Maryland's Eastern Shore. The only other place I can think of is Anson Mills in Columbia, SC, but they offer only milled organic heritage flint corn, aka polenta, and it's not cheap. They grow their own corn but might know of another supply source.