These five-inch diameter tortillas are our original fresh-ground nixtamal-based offering. They are made from an organic open-pollinated corn from Lakeview Organic Grains in New York. This corn has a beautiful golden hue and the steam coming off of them is redolent with "corn-ness".
The Wapsie Valley corn we use in these is one of the best tasting varieties we've come across out of the dozens we've trialed over the years. They are on the 'flintier' side of dent corn and so have a hearty toothsomeness that is great in tacos and holds up particularly well in enchiladas, or as quesadillas.
The name Wapsie Valley is derived from the Ojibwe name for the river valley where this corn proliferated. These Ojibwe lands are currently referred to as Iowa. More specifically, Wapsie Valley is an anglicized form of "Waabizipinikaan-ziibi" which we are told translates to river abundant with swan potatoes (aka arrowhead plants).
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All our products are made fresh each week. Our order cut-off is noon every Monday.
Orders received by noon on Mondays are nixtamalized Monday afternoon and then rinsed, ground, and baked Tuesdays.
Orders placed for pick up are available between 1:30 and 4:30pm Wednesdays.
If not eating right away, please be sure to refrigerate your order upon receiving it. These fresh-made products should last at least seven days in your fridge, and up to 3 months in your freezer with no ill-effect.
Be sure to check out our 'How-To' page on recommendations for re-heating your tortillas.