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Friday, July 26, 2013

The Sweet Corn Farm


I stopped at my favorite sweet corn farm today.
It was a perfect day to be out and about!
Low humidity, cool temps...30 degrees cooler than last week!


I got the Silver King variety.
Yeah, it's good enough for a royal name. :)
If you're local, this is Fairhaven Farm on Jasper Road in Xenia.
It's the best.  And it's a drive-thru.
Perfect.

How do you like your corn?
Butter and salt?
Sometimes I like to add flavored butters....fresh herbs,
spicy spices.....how about on the grill?
I'll take it any way it's served.

Gotta get some in the freezer, too.
It's become a yummy tradition to have summer corn
on the Thanksgiving table!

60 comments:

  1. Betsy, sounds good! Ours will be later this year.

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    1. Oooh...I bet you can't wait! Yum! This is our first...the season is so short!

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  2. Looks delish. I'm a butter, salt and pepper kind of gal. Keep it simple :)

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    1. That's my favorite way, too. It really doesn't need any 'help', does it? :)

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    2. Do you grow any? Some people do here in their gardens but I've never tried.

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  3. it was much cooler today...almost fall like...crazy....mmm i love corn on the cob...when i lived in that hunting shack we had a deal worked out with the farmer so we could go across the road into his field and pick it right off the stalk...mmmm....butter and salt...

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    1. yes...fall like! Loved it! Now that's a sweet deal...corn for the picking any time you want!

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    2. It's 55 degrees this morning! Perfect for coffee drinkers! :)

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  4. Now that's sweet corn. The corn that came up in my flower pot, has proven to be "field corn" or "cow feed".....But it is fun watching it grow.

    I love the idea of summer corn at Thanksgiving. That's a wonderful and tasty tradition.

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    1. You could always get a cow..since you have corn for one. ha.

      You can think of me tomorrow cutting corn off the cob and getting it into the freezer. :) Yes, it is very tasty by Thanksgiving when we've moved on to more autumnal foods!

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    2. Hey, great idea, and then I wouldn't have to buy Half/Half. Do your cats like cream?

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    3. haha...maybe Don would milk it for you. lol....
      Yes, they do, but I try not to give them any. There are too many cats to spoil them with treats! lol....

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  5. Looks delicious! I like it cooked on the grill with butter and sea salt. It's also good with crushed townhouse crackers as a crunchy coating. I have never heard of Silver King...it is a pretty shade of yellow.

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    1. Silver King is very common here...it's almost white and very sweet. Crunchy cracker topping...yum!

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  6. Oh yum! I can't believe how tall your corn is. Ours is doing good but not that good.
    I've never heard of Silver King but I'm sure it's great.
    We're having beautiful weather here today too.

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    1. I'm sure it's all the rain we've had this summer. It isn't usually so high already! I'm loving this weather...it could stay forever and I'd be just fine with that!

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  7. I love corn on the cob too and had it for dinner tonight. I always cook a few extra ears so that I can take the leftovers cut the kernels off the cob to use for another dinner. Fry it up in butter with a little bit of salt, yum best way to have it. Well, until this fall/winter when corn pudding takes the title of best corn dish.

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    1. Oh, corn pudding...yum! And corn fritters...we like those a lot, too.

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  8. I don't have it as often as I'd like. But when I do, it's just butter and pepper. You seem to have a definite appreciation for good food!

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    1. haha...well, yeah...I love to eat! lol....

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  9. I love sweet corn Betsy I love only with butter:))

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    1. Yum. I'm looking forward to eating some for dinner tonight!

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  10. Like you, I'll take it any way it's served! I could overdose on corn on the cob.

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    1. Me, too! Might as well enjoy it to the fullest while it's summer!

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  11. oh is do late I dont see the hour! Esperana want eat crepes lol so I was in kitchen a lot of time, how are the kids after the travel?

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    1. crepes at 11pm? yum. It's like a midnight buffet! lol....

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  12. Corn is my favorite vegetable! I love it anyway it's made. Your sweet corn must be the best right off the farm...mmmmm!

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    1. It's picked the same day...can't get any fresher than that! yum!

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  13. I LOVE fresh sweet corn any. way. I. can. get. it!! Even straight off the cob! enjoy! blessings ~ tanna

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    1. You've probably been eating it all summer living down south! It's just become available here...of course, it was brought up from other states earlier, but I always wait for the local farm. :)

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  14. We are enjoying sweet corn as well. Nothing like it!

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    1. Can you believe my Harry and Spencer won't even taste it? But Alex eats enough to make up for their lack. ha.

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  15. Our corn will be ready in a couple weeks. I like it with butter and salt, but my new favorite is a south of the border variety with mayo, salt, chili powder, and feta cheese. mmmmmmm

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    1. That sounds good....do you put that on the kernels and wrap it back up in the husk?

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    2. No, I steam it first, or you can grill it first, and then spread it with mayo, and sprinkle chili powder, and salt on, and then roll the ears in feta cheese.......messy, but yummy!!!!!!!!!!

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    3. This is starting to sound familiar. Did you post about it last summer?

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    4. No, because this is the first year I tried it. Maybe I should post about it in a couple weeks. We have some Hispanic friends that are originally from Guatemala, and they told us about it.....there is a more authentic recipe that calls for a hot sauce in place of the chili powder, and queso fresco instead of feta, but the way I make it has ingredients that I always have on hand. :)

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    5. Ooh I am totally going to try that - I happen to have some feta cheese (which I don't often). I might try it with the cracked pepper olive oil mayo...

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    6. If I had feta, I'd have tried this tonight! It's going on my grocery list!

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  16. My favorite is with butter and salt. I usually grill it in the husks but sometimes boil it. The farm down the road from us does several different plantings each year so we can enjoy it from early July thru early Sept. I always buy and cook extra and freeze whatever is left over after cutting it off the cob. We also love having it throughout the winter. I've seen a recipe lately on facebook where you add a cup of milk and a stick of butter to the water when boiling it. I haven't tried it yet but it sounds yummy!

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    1. One year I didn't freeze any...that was a long, sad winter. lol....

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  17. Ahhh sweet corn.... didn't plant any in my garden, but my neighbor did, and we've traded my abundance of tomatoes for his abundance of corn! Now we've got quarts of "creamed corn" in the freezer, and about 80 ears of "corn on the cob" for later this fall and winter! Good stuff! But our little crops look NOTHING like your beautiful pictures!

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    1. How fun to trade veggies with your neighbor! We've enjoyed a few tomatoes and one zucchini so far. You're way ahead on the garden enjoyment!

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  18. I love it on the cob, with butter. In my younger days, I added a lot of salt, but now I rarely use that.

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  19. Thanks for the head's up - we'll have to go there this weekend!

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    1. it's the best...you won't be disappointed!

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  20. Oddly, I haven't seen much corn down here. We've BBQ'd it on the grill a few times but it seems like I usually see it overflowing everywhere. I need to get the farmer's market this weekend and see if they have some in.

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    1. My frig is overflowing with it right now. In a few days I'll have it served for meals and some in the freezer. I need to try it on the grill, too! Sounds yummy but I don't usually do it that way!

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  21. Betsy, in my wildest imagination, I cannot see Don milking a cow!!! HaHa. I'm sure I'd do the milking while he prepared a "sermon"...Gotta love our life!

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    1. haha...well, if he ever does, be sure and video it! :)

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  22. Wow late today
    At your bay
    Moving crap
    Corn all across the map

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    1. Happy move to you!
      Bet you bumped a shin or two.
      ha.

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  23. Hi Betsy!

    Thanks for your visit yesterday. I'm glad you found me too!

    When it comes to corn, I like it steamed and au naturel - no butter, no salt, no nothing, just corn.

    As a kid, I used to steal the eaten cobs off my parents' plates, so I could get the bits they had missed. I was a pro! Kind of gross though. I don't do that anymore. ;-)

    Kat

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    1. haha...a little gross, yes, but my Alex still does that so I'm used to it! lol...

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  24. I love sweet corn! (Unless it's from a southern restaurant... ) There is nothing in the world like an ear of sweet corn with butter and salt. It's a dinner in and of itself. :)

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  25. Your corn does look really pretty and delicious. I am with Gloria in that I only use butter. We seem to have corn on the cob a lot sooner than you do but then we have a very long summer here and very little winter. It is supposed to be in the mid 80's Saturday and that is such a rare summer treat to cool down so much. I would love it to be down to 55. Sadly we haven't even hit our hottest two months just yet. Oh how much I dislike the heat.

    God bless.

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