The Farm Report
Pungo Creek Mills
On this week's episode of The Farm Report, host Erin Fairbanks speaks with Bill Savage, owner of Pungo Creek Mills in Painter, Virginia. In 2007, Bill purchased a bushel of Indian corn from a man whose grandfather had been growing it since 1870 on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. After considering marketing the Indian corn for cornamental purposes, he and his father realized when grinding the corn that it made a unique, sweet-smelling cornmeal. After trying the cornmeal, his family decided that this would be the route he would take with marketing and Pungo Creek Mills was born. Hear directly from the farmer himself who runs his small business, and believes that the traditional ways of making corn, equals better tasting corn. Find out how you can receive Bill's great tasting corn in your home or market today! This program has been sponsored by Cain Vineyard & Winery. Music by Idgy Dean.
"It's nice to keep that small farm dream alive. If you put your heart into it, you come out with a product that's a whole lot better than the others that use mechanization." [13:10]
"I'd rather do a lot of small batches than a lot of big ones. It helps me keep a handle on the market." [31:10]
-- Bill Savage on The Farm Report