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Made Here | Stone Ground Southern Grits

January 29, 2019 - Posted in Digital by Kaitlyn Cannon

Geechie Boy Mill is a mill in Edisto Island, South Carolina that supplies markets and restaurants around the country with their heirloom crops and small batch grits. Owner of Geechie Boy Mill, Greg Johnsman, believes preserving history when making grits is important. He says, "The Identity of these sea islands is these farmers before us." In fact, Geechie Boy Mill was named after the farmer who owned the land before the Johnsmans. Yet they don't stop there - they also stone ground their grits, which is a historic practice.

A special thanks to William B. Leland III for all drone footage. 

Made Here is a digital series that explores small businesses in South Carolina.

 

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