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Fresh Corn (post #36192)

Can I ask what you are paying for a dozen ears of fresh corn in your area, directly from your local farm stand? 


$5.25 a dozen where I live.


Sharon 

cynthy's picture

(post #36192, reply #1 of 62)

$4.50 for first of the season in Upstate NY

Adele's picture

(post #36192, reply #2 of 62)

Corn is over for my area, but avocado's are 10/$10.

But, but, it's SUPPOSED to taste like that!

But, but, it's SUPPOSED to taste like that!

gourmand's picture

(post #36192, reply #4 of 62)

Sad that it is over. We are very lucky in Des Moines. We have various friends that bring it down to the lake on weekends. Two large growers. The one I get it from plants 800 acres. Has corn from July 4th to the end of Sept. Strange but it gets better as the season goes. 06 it was $4.50, 07 was $5.00 and Now $6.00! Gas prices and floods don't you know.

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Heather's picture

(post #36192, reply #3 of 62)

And where do you live?

shar999's picture

(post #36192, reply #7 of 62)

One and one half hours south of Montreal.

debe5t's picture

(post #36192, reply #46 of 62)

Anywhere near Hemmingford or Havelock ?


Deb


Edited to add:Swaton,N.Y.


Edited 7/26/2008 12:13 am ET by debe5t

Gretchen's picture

(post #36192, reply #5 of 62)

Our local corn is maybe just coming in. I have gotten it for 5 for a dollar but that went up last week to $2.


It is usually 3/$1.  The fuel costs are really affecting the prices in the market.


Gretchen
Gretchen
BonnieinHolland's picture

(post #36192, reply #6 of 62)

Fresh corn here is three euros (or about 5 dollars now) for two ears of corn.  Sad, huh? Needless to say, I don't eat a lot of fresh corn.  cheers, Bonnie

FL.Cook's picture

(post #36192, reply #8 of 62)

Not in in Michigan yet!  We were just talking about it today.  Should be soon though!

Carole
schnitzel's picture

(post #36192, reply #9 of 62)

I grow a little corn, but it's not quite ready yet...

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Jean's picture

(post #36192, reply #10 of 62)

It's getting there. Yum.



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Canuck's picture

(post #36192, reply #13 of 62)

Nice! Do you have to protect it from critters?


My nephew (13) is interested in gardening and so planted some corn in their front flower bed, about a metre from the sidewalk on a downtown Toronto street LOL. It's doing well but the raccoons around here could carry away a small child, so I think he will be lucky to harvest any.

schnitzel's picture

(post #36192, reply #14 of 62)

Yes, an electric fence keeps the raccoons out.

Canuck's picture

(post #36192, reply #15 of 62)

Ah ha! That must surely fix them.

Marcia's picture

(post #36192, reply #22 of 62)

It won't be long - is it white, yellow or bicolored? That's about as technical as I can manage variety-wise.

The electric fence must keep out all manner of critters.

schnitzel's picture

(post #36192, reply #23 of 62)

It's a bi-color. I can't wait!

Marcia's picture

(post #36192, reply #24 of 62)

Bi-color is something I like - you'll be in heaven when it comes in. You can't get any fresher than growing your own!

schnitzel's picture

(post #36192, reply #25 of 62)

Absolutely, and of course, now I'm spoiled.

Marcia's picture

(post #36192, reply #26 of 62)

You may be spoiled, but you work to achieve that status. :)

schnitzel's picture

(post #36192, reply #27 of 62)

And hard work it is.

Wolvie's picture

(post #36192, reply #35 of 62)

sooo - when is the CT - CT corn fest? ;-)

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schnitzel's picture

(post #36192, reply #36 of 62)

Oh... ha! It does seem to ripen all at once, even though seed planting is spaced 2 weeks apart. Hopefully, I'll get some lovely cuitlacoche, too.

And I've been growing Padron peppers every year since you sent me the seeds. I love those!

Went crazy with Piquillo peppers this year, have 11 plants. One is a mutant, although possibly sterile, no flowers yet.

Sungold tomatoes are just starting to ripen and soon we'll have beans.

I'm nibbling on French Breakfast radishes now...

Fun, fun!

Jean's picture

(post #36192, reply #37 of 62)

I'm not sure I could bring myself to eat corn smut yet. How would you use it?


My tomatoes so far are a big disappointment we had only one ripe one. Trying basil in boxes/pots this year with less than stellar results. It's been cooler than usual for July. I haven't found it necessary to use the A/C at all. Maybe if I planted some more lettuce it would warm up. :)




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roz's picture

(post #36192, reply #38 of 62)

I ate corn smut in Tucson, at Poco Cosa, and they billed it "Corn Truffles". Sorry. Truffles was a definite misnomer. I thought it rather tasteless and did not add much to the overall flavor of the dish.

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schnitzel's picture

(post #36192, reply #39 of 62)

It helps a little if you don't call it corn smut. LOL

How about corn mushroom quesadillas? It's my favorite way to prepare this delicacy. Sliced and sautéed with some minced shallot or onion, garlic, and salt. Cover and cook until just tender. Put the filling between a flour tortilla, fold, and brown slightly.

I think it has a wonderful flavor.

Jean's picture

(post #36192, reply #40 of 62)

LOL What's in a name, eh?


Is now a good time to announce to the world that  in our latest game of scrabulous you used all your letters 4 times to my once?




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schnitzel's picture

(post #36192, reply #41 of 62)

What can I say...

Your turn!

Jean's picture

(post #36192, reply #42 of 62)

Nope, it's yours. The score is 426 to 286 folks. How humiliating.



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A  clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory.
http://www.thebreastcancersite.com/
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Heather's picture

(post #36192, reply #44 of 62)

I heard on the news today that Hasbro is trying to take down Scrabulous. I hope you finish your game first!

gmunger's picture

(post #36192, reply #11 of 62)

Not for 3-4 weeks yet, I would think. Long, cold, wet spring. I'm sure germination was difficult, so prices are likely to be high, too.


 


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We are truly what we eat, and too many people are fast, cheap and easy. Who owns your food owns you, and it is unwise to let that power rest in the hands of a very few wealthy corporations.