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Sweet Corn Notes

alfairfax | Jun 19, 2012 04:32 PM

Sunday (6/17) went to Marin Civic Center Farmers Market and saw that my favorite vendor of sweet corn was set up, first time this season I have seen her. (From Brentwood, of course.) White only, much to my disappointment, but as it was first this year for me I got some. (5 ears for $4.) I was very pleased with it: this is not the super sweet white corn that tastes more like candy than like the corn I grew up with and still crave. I am wondering if it is a new hybrid that is less full of sugar and, if so, whether enough others like me have given up on white corn to make the growers seek a less sweet variety. Any ideas?

And I asked about the possibility of yellow corn this summer and was told it is a matter of timing. They have some planted but as they pick the morning that they come to the market, the yellow has to be just ready to be picked that day. Looking forward to that.

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