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Harvesting Blue Corn for Porridge

Today we took some pictures of our heirloom blue flour corn, which we are getting ready to harvest. This is the corn that we use in our porridge blends. We harvest the corn by hand, husk it and then put it into the corn crib to dry. When the corn is dry it goes through the corn sheller to remove the corn from the cob, then we put it into storage containers in the porridge house (the building where we grind the porridge) ready to be mixed with other grains and then ground into porridge. The corn is a beautiful indigo blue color, and I love to save out a few cobs to hang in the kitchen as decoration.

picture of heirloom blue corn

An ear of blue corn

blue corn for porridge

Our corn crop