Sat, Oct 01|
Wild Hudson Valley Camp
Come and learn how to make traditional hominy with our homegrown flour corn!
Time & Location
Oct 01, 2022, 1:30 PM – 4:00 PM
Wild Hudson Valley Camp, 408 Lake Mills Rd, Cairo, NY 12451, USA
About the Event
Did you know that corn is much more nutritious if it has been nixtamalized (made into hominy)? Native people throughout the Americas have known about this process for millennia, and in the Hudson Valley, indigenous cooks would process much of their corn with lye made of water and hardwood ashes. The end product, called hulled corn or hominy, is also more flavorful because of the ashes, and is higher in vitamin B3 and in calcium. Today, Lenape people continue to process corn with the same methods in their communities in Ontario, Wisconsin and Oklahoma. We learned how to hull corn in 2015 on a visit to the Moraviantown Reserve in Ontario – a community comprised of native people whose ancestors came from throughout the Hudson and Delaware Valleys.
Join us for a workshop on hominy making with our home-grown flour corn! Participants will be taken through the process, step by step, and get to try traditional hominy.
As always, this event (and all on-farm events) are included with camping reservations.
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