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Feb 4, 2012 04:25 PM

White Cornmeal in Boston?(Not $8 lb.)

I've used up my suppply and don't want the Anson Mills or Grey's Mill $8 lb expense for the hushpuppies I'm doing (love AM for grits/polenta). WF doesn't have, even Red's. In the South you can regularly find white Indian Head in supermarkets; Mkt Basket has that brand but in yellow cornmeal. Anyone seen (lower priced) white cornmeal nearby , hopefully stoneground? Thx much.

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  1. Are you near Rhode Island? A lot of places carry Kenyon's.. maybe Dave's in the Blackstone Valley area?

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    1. re: grant.cook

      Kenyon's the most likely option, indeed; even 10 or so years ago, I could get it at S&S locally in the Boston area, but manaical inventory control has meant that it's more likely to be found only as you get closer to the heartland of the RI jonnycake. Kenyon's is generally not flint corn (unlike the more artisinal Carpenter's and Gray's grist mills, which form the other points of the jonnycake grist mill triangle), which means it's probably better for the OP's purposes, as flint corn has a very distinctive color/texture/flavor profile he might not prefer for that us (but would be perfect, of course, for jonnycakes).

      Otherwise, Quaker is probably the only other option....

      Kenyon's, btw, is most affordably purchased if you are passing through southern RI by going to the mill when it's opened; the little shop is across from the mill, and you might have to wait for someone to see you waiting for them to come and open it up. Buy it in 5lb box and freeze it....

    2. If you can wait until next Saturday, Mainstone Farm (Wayland) will be at the Wayland Winter Farmer's Mkt and they sell 2 lb bags of white cornmeal, stoneground on the farm, for $7. It is delicious -- have made spoon bread with it, and it's excellent. Tomorrow morning, it's Johnnycakes.

      1. I actually have a bag of Indian Head white cornmeal & picked it up a couple of weeks ago at Stop & Shop in Braintree so you might give them a call. They had both side by side.

        1. I'm bumping this 2012 thread. Anyone seen this around lately? th you.
          p.s. i don't live near R.I., for Kenyon's.

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          1. re: opinionatedchef

            Gosh saw it recently somewhere... Hong Kong market or maybe market basket. I'll keep an eye out.

            1. re: opinionatedchef

              Stop and Shop usually has the Indian Head brand.

              1. re: opinionatedchef

                I bought some Indian Head recently at the Shop Rite in Hyde Park.


                  1. re: bostonhound

                    bhound, want to thank you so much for telling me about this. My Love drove down early this morning and picked up 6 lb in hyde park. (This, after my spending an hour calling various stop n shops etc, w/ no luck.) Would prob never have found any w/o you, so thx again! We'll toast you when we have our batter bread tomorrow :-}

                    1. re: opinionatedchef

                      Glad to help out. Nice to think of you enjoying your bread!

                      1. re: opinionatedchef

                        I will make a buttermilk spoon bread to go with duck and chestnut soup. Is batter bread like spoon bread?

                        1. re: Madrid

                          hi madrid, Virginians call it batter bread; same animal.
                          btw, i sent you things that i think never reached you; maybe your email changed.

                  2. Kenyon's products can be found in some Shaws, Stop & Shops, and specialty markets in Massachusetts.

                    Check out Purveyors in the link below for a list of retail stores in Massachusetts/New England.