Dry corn, or field corn, is now mostly grown as livestock feed, and is one of the most genetically modified foods. Heirloom varieties were developed long before the lab became the breeding ground for corn. The colored heirloom dry corns are the corn of the Native Americans and date back centuries. They make for some of the most beautiful and interesting tortillas and cornbread. With amazing color and full of so much flavor you will wonder why you’d ever want to eat modern cornmeal again. And the heirloom field corns date back a century to when yields were lower, but the protein content was higher and the corn more nutritious. They can be dried and ground for cornmeal or grown for feeding your chickens or goats or whatever else loves to eat corn.