Tiny But Mighty Popcorn

Type: Producer

Produces: Popcorn

Location: Shellsburg, IA

Miles from Coop: 17

This is the most flavorful popcorn we’ve tasted – and its hulls explode so they don’t get stuck in your teeth.

As the story goes, the Kelty family either found their tiny popcorn: “growing wild, or traded Native Americans for it,” Gene Mealhow explains, and passed it down from generation to generation. During WWII, their yearly planting got forgotten, and a paltry handful of kernels found in a pantry jar rescued it from extinction.

Get the whole scoop about our visit to their farm here.


Products available in store and online. Limited selection online.

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