I had the recent pleasure of trying some wonderful products from a North Carolina based company. To call them a company does not seem to really describe what they are , I think Artisans would be a more fitting word. The Old Mill of Guilford was founded in 1767 and still today stone grinds their grains. Over the years the mill has expanded their product line but still puts the care and love into their products that is expected from a local mill.
In addition to stone ground grits they produce several mixes that include: pancakes, muffins, scones, cookies and gingerbread. They also have a southern staple: hushpuppy mix and several different flours. You can not go wrong with any of their natural products.
I tried four of their most popular products.
Unbleached White Grits, Sweet Potato Muffin Mix, Buttermilk Whole Wheat Pancake Mix and Gingerbread Mix.
First up is their unbleached white grits:
The Old Mill of Guilford recently had their grits featured as the secret ingredient in the Fire In the City competition.
You can check out the battle at competition dining website. There are some amazing photos of unique uses of the Mill's Grits from the official competition site.
Battle Old Mill of Guilford Stone Ground Grits
David Bettendorf, River's Edge, Charlotte
Brian Mottola, Emeril's Eatery, Charlotte
I missed the battle by one night , I was at battle
Oak Ridge, NC 27310