Where to Find Ballard's Corn Meal?

Just wondering if anyone in this wonderful group has ever heard of Ballards CornMeal? I can remember my mom using this brand of cornmeal when I was young. My dad is now 71 and wants me to make him some of this cornbread. I can't find it where I live. If you have seen this at your local grocery store, will you please let me know? I may be able to call the store direct and order him some. I will thank you in advance for your trouble. My dad is ill, this is why I would love to be able to do this for him before he passes on.


Angela H. from Hickory N.C.

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April 30, 20082 found this helpful

From what I have learned googling:

It went through a few different ownerships but the cornbread mix is currently made by Martha White (the WHITE, not yellow cornbread mix). The little white banner on the left side, middle says: Ballard on it.

Check here for where to find in your area:

(It looks like it is available at
Harris Teeter, Lowe's and Food Lion
in your area but be sure to check with your zip code.)

If you can't find it in your area you can order through their online store at the same link as above.


They even feature a Ballard recipe on the white cornbread box:

Ballard Classic Cornbread Stuffing:

That is so sweet of you to do that for your Dad. If they sold it my area I would mail you a box. Good luck to you.

November 30, 20190 found this helpful

I grew up with a different kind of dressing,hamburger,oyster dressing but my husbands mom made the cornbread dressing. I started using ballards corbread mix and it makes a hugs difference on how the dressing taste. So since I can't find the original ballards I'll try this. Thank you so much.

November 18, 20210 found this helpful

Says forbidden when I click on it, but will check at those,stores mentioned. Thx for info. My mother used it always. But it was yellow.


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November 18, 20210 found this helpful

Here is the link from the internet archive. It looks like that page went down in 2009.

Here is the link to the current website's selection on corn meal:


September 10, 20220 found this helpful

The Ballard corn meal had the recipe for thanksgiving dressing on the side of the box! I would love to have it and the corn mill itself! Thanks in advance

September 21, 20220 found this helpful

It may SAY "Ballard", but it isn't. Thank Martha White for that.

January 14, 20141 found this helpful

The Martha White recipe just isn't the same. Ballard's was the only corn meal we used, they've changed the recipe. :(

December 29, 20150 found this helpful

And they don't make it in the yellow corn meal either. :-(

December 29, 20160 found this helpful

Absolutely true !I am in the process of making the last batch today,,so sad it is not made anymore.

December 16, 20180 found this helpful

I understand they dont make it anymore, I have been look8ng for it also only one we used when I was growing up.

November 12, 20190 found this helpful

do you happen to have a old box of ballard corn meal you may have kept? on back are side was a cornbread dressing receipe that I am looking for ,it was the best ever.


Sure wish I could find this


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November 13, 20190 found this helpful

This is the closest I could find. It is the recipe on a box of Martha White Cornbread mix, the company that purchased Old Ballard years ago. (Affiliate Link)

September 16, 20210 found this helpful

I found the yellow meal mix on Amazon but it is expensive.

November 18, 20150 found this helpful

November 18, 2015
Thank you for contacting The J.M. Smucker Company regarding Martha White® Ballard White Cornbread Mix. We appreciate your interest in our Company and products.


Unfortunately, there was not enough support for the product at the time. Therefore, it was discontinued.
We regret any inconvenience this discontinuation has caused and hope that you may find an acceptable alternative among our other products. Please, visit us at for more information on other Martha White® products.
Thank you again for your interest. We are pleased you have enjoyed our products in the past and hope you will continue to be one of our many loyal consumers for years to come.

November 1, 20170 found this helpful

There's nothing left to make good dressing with what were you thinking please bring this cornbread mix back

November 22, 20173 found this helpful

Cornbread dressing is just not the same without Ballard. Its what I grew up and now 63. I WANT MY BALLARD BACK, PLEASE. You have totally ruined our holidays!!

December 24, 20170 found this helpful

Yes bring Ballard back, dressing isn't the same. Martha should be ashamed to disappoint so many people dressing.

October 17, 20181 found this helpful

Ballard was a tradition especially in The South and especially during the holidays. A good marketing idea for Martha White would be to bring it back for a Holiday Limited Edition and maybe focus the marketing and distribution in the previous strong Ballard sales areas.


Think of all the good public relations Martha White could get out of doing this.

November 17, 20181 found this helpful

Did it ever cross your mind that the reason the demand dropped was due to the change in the packaging. My wife and I discovered by accident a box of cornbread mix with a small white banner proclaiming it to be Ballard cornbread mix. Ballard had apparently been bought out. We were able to find this for a couple of years and then it was gone. I believe if y'all had made the packaging so it was a little more identifiable, you would still have a large following, especially in the South. It seems like more and more Southern traditions are being taken away and I attribute this to large companies buying in bulk to stock their stores. All stores are stocked alike with no regard to local taste. This is probably true to other areas as well. I would think with all the comments on this web site you would be addressing a come back of the original yellow Ballard Cornbread Mix. My comment was very tame, you should hear me standing in the aisle at the store when I find another Southern tradition has been discontinued. Bring back the Ballard.

May 30, 20190 found this helpful

I so agree. Ive been looking for Ballard for years. My mother wouldnt use anything else. No other cornbread is the same. Im so glad there are others like me out there who were raised on Ballard and who love it! Martha White needs to bring it back and make it clear its Ballard!!

November 23, 20190 found this helpful

I am 62 and I grew up with Ballard cornbread mix. This is what our cornbread dressing was made from Ballard. Have been searching for it for years. Please bring back the original Ballard cornbread mix!

December 22, 20190 found this helpful

Ballard cornmeal mix was the best it was made in Louisiana I was raised there and my mom made the best dressing during the holidays but unfortunately the plant was destroyed during a storm and the company chose not to build back I was so its so saddisappointed we cant find any kind of mix that did as good as ballard

November 10, 20210 found this helpful

We want Ballard corn bread mix back tell me where to find it I don't care how much it cost I have hundreds of people and family that want it please bring it back thank you Janet

September 1, 20220 found this helpful

I:very been looking for white Ballard cornbread mix for years when Public discontinued it. I'm's the only cornmeal I like. So...I've done without. Where can I stock up?

November 28, 20153 found this helpful

We also used Ballard for years and were disappointed when we couldn't get it. What you are looking for is the old fashioned stone ground cornmeal. This is what we use now - House Autry Yellow Plain Cornmeal sold by Food Lion or Harris Teeter. It comes in a 2lb bag and the pkg is gold with red lettering. We make it in an iron skillet and it is as good as Ballard. Heat the skillet in the oven first then pour in the batter and bake. Just like my southern Missouri mom used to make!

July 9, 20170 found this helpful

Thanks for the tip on the cornbread mix to bad ballad is not made any more.

September 21, 20220 found this helpful

Thanks - I will try the House of Autry, but I'm not trying ANYTHING with Martha White's name on it. They apparently bought the brand just to get the competition off the market! I used to buy "blueberry" muffins and such, but I'm so angry with Martha White, I am avoiding ALL their products!

October 20, 20170 found this helpful

Yes, and Martha White used to have Ballard cornbread mix but they stopped making it which stinks. But you can mix Martha white mix with Morrison's Corn Kits brand make in Texas and have a cornbread similar to the old fashion Ballards. I think it is a shame that Martha White bought out Ballard and stopped packaging it. I would love for someone to come up the exact receipt. I hope your dad got to eat his cornbread. My Dad wanted gingerbread like his grandmother used to make I can not remember how many receipts i tried till I got it right. Would love some good old fashion Ballard Corn bread.

November 4, 20170 found this helpful

Which Martha White mix do you mix with Morrison's Corn Kits to get close to the Ballard recipe? I'm desperate. My husband doesn't like anything I have tried since Martha White discontinued making the Ballard recipe (which was not exactly the same as Ballard.)

September 21, 20220 found this helpful

I'm not "mixing" anything that includes any Martha White product. I'm sick of these giant companies wiping out the smaller, better companies that had better products. Why don't you try the recommended House of Autry cornbread instead of the detestable Martha White product that you have to "mix" with something else to make it palatable?

November 13, 20170 found this helpful

Martha white bought them out. They also carry the ballast d dressing recipe

November 13, 20170 found this helpful

Martha white bought them out. They also carry the ballast d dressing recipe

October 13, 20180 found this helpful

I have used Ballard Old South corn meal mix for years to make my dressing for the holidays. It use to come in a box. I have tried the Martha White in the bag and it is not the same, regardless of it says on the package. I havent been able to get it for about three years now. They said it has been discontinued.I and several other people has sent messages to the company. Good luck!!

November 3, 20181 found this helpful

Bring ballard back please.

February 25, 20191 found this helpful

I am 66 years and own a four generation Bakery and bake for a living and our business has been around for approximately 67 years. I have been searching the grocery stores for the past couple of years trying to find the Ballard cornbread mix that my mother and grandmother use to make. It was the best and I grew up enjoying the quality that was apparent to them and the rest of our family. It was very disapointing to find out it is no longer available. Hope it comes back some day!

November 11, 20200 found this helpful

Ballard was the best tasting corn bread and made the best dressing. Pleas bring it back and use the original recipe.

November 11, 20200 found this helpful

Ballard was the best tasting corn bread and made the best dressing. Pleas bring it back and use the original recipe.

September 21, 20220 found this helpful

Try House of Autry.

November 21, 20200 found this helpful

I was somewhat surprised to see how many people felt as I do about Ballard's corn bread mix. The fact that Martha White bought them out makes me want to find some other company's mix, which like M.W.'s will not be quite as good. I will avoid Martha White whenever I can to show my displeasure at their action.

October 29, 20210 found this helpful

This is the best cornbread mix. I would love to know their recipe? I cannot find anything close. Please help us Ballard lovers!!

November 10, 20210 found this helpful

I kept the Ballard Corn bread recipe from the side of the box. I also hated when I couldn't find that Ballard box at Thanksgiving time. My Mothe4r used it also. I have found that if you use the mix from a nearby mill it is tastier. Call me and I will give yothe recipe on the phone. I am going to a funeral this afternoon, but will be here after one tomorrow. Emily O'Hara Morehead City, NC 252-247-5008

November 24, 20210 found this helpful

I also had Ballard Cornbread mix growing up. Certainly do miss it.

December 17, 20210 found this helpful

I too have been looking for this brand for several years with no luck. I don't believe it is on the market anymore.

December 30, 20210 found this helpful

My mom is 78 and she is looking for the Ballard cake recipe that was on the back of the flour bag.
Anyone know it? I would so appreciate it!

December 30, 20210 found this helpful

My mom is 78 and she is looking for the Ballard cake recipe that was on the back of the flour bag.
Anyone know it? I would so appreciate it!

June 7, 20220 found this helpful

I loved seeing your comment for I too, have been trying to find Ballard Cornbread Mix. I am a native of Haywood County, NC (near Asheville, NC) and my mother making a cake of Ballard Cornbread Mix every other day for my dad to eat with his pinto beans, slaw, tomatoes, onion, etc. He would not have any thing but Ballard. My parents are deceased and I am in my 70's, still cannot find this mix.

November 3, 20230 found this helpful

Im so angry at Martha White to buy Ballard and then kill their superior product. There is nothing to compare to Ballards cornbread mix. Please bring it back in the best interest of society!


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