I'm writing a story for Saveur magazine for which I'm planning a mid-August romp around New England in search of amazing growers & cookers of sweet corn. I know these things depend a lot on the season, the weather, & personal taste, but I'd love to assemble a decent list of places to check out in southern New England (and northern, too, but that's another board).
For farmers, I'm looking for taste, obviously, but also history, innovation, and adaptation. The NY Times did a story a while back on a cool-sounding farm in Pawcatuck, CT <http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/01/nyr...>. But surely there are others worth visiting?
And for chefs, I'm looking both for innovators and traditionalists, at restaurants both high- and low-end. And talented home chefs are as good (and in many cases better) than the pros.
Finally, if anyone has ever come across interesting (and delicious) brands of canned or frozen corn (especially local brands), I'd like to hear about them.
Any ideas? I'm getting hungry just thinking about the trip...