Monday, September 13, 2010
Shucks! Sweet corn season is almost over!
Yup, it's almost mid-September and the sweet corn season is winding down in Northern Ohio. Since my wife and I spend so much time out in Vacationland, we've had a lot of really great sweet corn from Hahn Farms on Bogart Road in Huron.
But this blog is about Lorain County – so I headed out this past Sunday for some local sweet corn. There are two right in the same stretch of Lake Avenue: Fenik's Sweet Corn and Shipula Farms. Both are always great, and I try to spread my wampum around between the two.
The corn was great and cooked up nice and tender. (That's it above.) I threw a couple tablespoons of sugar in the water while it was boiling just in case. I like things sweet – I've even put sugar on Sugar Pops (I mean Corn Pops) when my taste buds convinced me that the Kellogg's recipe was a little off that day!
Anyway, we're pretty lucky in Lorain County to have so many roadside produce stands minutes from our homes. That's why I rarely go to Farmers Markets – I'd rather just go directly to the farm itself and buy it from the family who grew it.
And there's nothing corny about that.