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Apr 12, 2013 01:29 PM

Looking for freshly ground cornmeal on LI

For making cornbread.
Prefer central/southern LI (east Nassau/west Suffolk, South Shore) but will travel. I'd rather not to do mail order (Anson Mills, etc.).


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  1. Since no one's growing or milling corn on LI don't know how fresh it'll be, but Arrowhead Mills or Bob's Red Mill at Fairway or Whole Foods is probably best bet. Health Food stores will stock as well...

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    1. re: emarcus

      I realize no one grows it out here, but I'd hoped that some place, maybe a health food store, might at least mill either on-demand or before putting it out. In addition, corn meal is really supposed to be kept refrigerated or frozen (Bob's even says so on the package) but the stores never seem to do so.

      1. re: Scott_R

        Do you make it into the city much? I believe I saw a miller at the Union Square Farmers Market once.

        Wild Hive Farm (Fri.): Don Lewis is both a miller and a baker. He mills his own locally grown grains and sells freshly milled flour, polenta, corn meal, oat flour and other baking goodies as well as his own amazing breads and pastries.

        1. re: EM23

          Regrettably not, but I'm not sure Wild Hive makes it to NYC anymore either:

          1. re: Scott_R

            Ah, too bad. FWIW, I have bought the Bob's Red Mill flax meal, which also states "keeps best refrigerated or frozen", and it was fine. I think that their products only need to be refrigerated or frozen once opened.

    2. Totally out of left field, but when I want something like that I check Compare Foods in Farmingville, on Horseblock Rd. Not all of the Compares are as well stocked.