|My salt shaker watching me shuck corn on a Sunday afternoon|
In our house, sweet corn goes with anything; no attempt is made to have the meal make sense. (Actually that rule is in force most of the time.)
When it comes to sweet corn, everyone has their old favorites. The fellow that I work with is from North Ridgeville, and he says that Sweet's is really good. As for me, I usually try to sample Fenik's Sweet Corn, Shipula Farms, and my wife's favorite: Hahn Farms out in Huron. We had some from there last week and it was so terrific we had to go back and get some more on Sunday.
Now, the absolute worst sweet corn I ever had is the stuff I got from a local grocery store about a month ago. (I would have liked to buy some local corn, but it wasn't quite ready yet.) The grocery store advertised it as 'Ohio corn', so that eased my conscience.
As I shucked each ear, a new horror was revealed, necessitating immediate amputation of the inhabited and decimated portion. By the time I was done cleaning the half-dozen ears, I had about three short cob stumps. (At that point, I should have just made pipes out of them; here's how if you're interested.)
The wife wanted nothing to do with this stuff, but as a corn-aholic I was determined to taste it. All I can say is that after eating a row or two of each, I decided to let whatever those things were that had eaten most of the corn finish the rest of it.
The moral of this corny tale: BUY LOCAL from the family that grew it!
Anyway, be sure to leave a comment and tell us about your favorite farm stand with the yummiest sweet corn!