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Yearning for Yellow Corn

Flexitarian | May 31, 201002:23 PM     23

Yellow corn (ie all yellow kernels) has always seemed to have been available in Toronto up until the mid-nineties. In fact, I remember an article in the Toronto Star from the early 90's describing the 8 types of corn readily available in Toronto and how they tasted.

Sadly, now all I ever see is peaches and cream corn. Although tasty too, I am not sure why this is now the only corn available now. Maybe it's the same situation as when Ford thought that all people wanted was red cars. Turned out dealers were overstocked with red cars but that was one of the only cars customers could get instantly without having to wait a few months. So, even if they didn't like the colour that much, they bought the red car. Ford saw how many red cars were being sold and shipped more red cars to dealers and the cycle continued leading them to believe that was the colour people actually wanted. They didn't. Is it this what happened with peaches and cream corn such that that is all that is being planted now?

Where are all the varieties we used to have? Does anyone know where I can get corn other than peaches and cream, especially yellow corn?

I yearn for the yellow corn I used to eat all the time, especially when I was a child.

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