We grow an heirloom corn variety called Hickory King Dent white corn. When we set out to make grits, we felt it was most important to choose for flavor. An heirloom corn that goes back many generations, Hickory King Dent white corn prevailed as our top choice, and is an open-pollinated, versatile choice for grits, hominy and roasting corn.
Our milling methods are well researched, time-honored, old-fashioned and carefully practiced. We’ve gone back to gourmet-quality heirloom white corn in order to find a truly robust natural flavor to delight your palate. In order to preserve the natural flavor and heirloom nature of our corn, we’ve gone through the process of growing the corn ourselves. We’ve also arranged and plowed our own fields in a way to allow for open or natural pollination while preventing cross-pollination from other varieties of corn or other vegetables. Once our corn reaches maturity, we harvest it and shuck it by hand in the field. Only the highest quality corn is carefully selected and then transferred to the crib where it slowly and naturally air-dries. When the ears are dried, they are sorted again by hand, with only the finest ones selected for the shelling process.
Unlike modern mills, Barkley’s Mill preserves the 100% naturally robust flavor and nutrition of our grits by slowly stone-grinding our seed on our hydro-assisted gristmill. The heat generated by this slow grinding process is greatly reduced; therefore, every spoonful of our grits contains more nutrients than those made using high-heat milling techniques.
We’re so sure you’ll find our grits to be truly award winning that we offer a 30-day 100% money-back guarantee trusting that each and every customer will be fully satisfied and testify that Barkley's Mill gourmet stone-ground grits are just about the best thing you've ever tasted!