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Re:I'm getting fresh corn on the cob already 2011/04/22 14:02:56 (permalink)
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First I peel back the husk and pull off the silk. Then I roll the husk back in place and soak for about an hour. After that I put the corn on the grill over coals with soaked wood chips -- hickory, mostly. Beyond believe delicious.


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Re:I'm getting fresh corn on the cob already 2011/04/22 14:03:41 (permalink)
 
WHEN the corn is as high as Michael's elephant's Eye
It is also over a cows head.
 
AND--when a cow gets loose in the corn field it can eat all it wants while hidden by the stalks.  Eating too much is not good for them, but they don't read the warnings and ----anyhow it is a devil of a job to find a cow in a few acres of 8'0" corn.
 
Michael, I found that it is always good, when stealing corn, to find a field where watermelon is growing also.  A  raw corn and watermelon diet is great for what ails ya'.  Something that Chewy might consider for his menu.  I gave up stealing corn when I couldn't outrun the farmer.
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Re:I'm getting fresh corn on the cob already 2011/04/22 14:09:56 (permalink)
We had a neighbor who raised terrific tomatoes. We used to "Borrow" some on nights when my buddy & I would sleep out in the back yard. Have salt shaker, will travel!
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Re:I'm getting fresh corn on the cob already 2011/04/23 11:36:17 (permalink)
Here in Dallas we start getting fresh corn in late March.  The first corn I saw was 50 cents a skinny ear.  Now, late April it is plentiful, plump, very tasty, and 25 cents an ear.
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Re:I'm getting fresh corn on the cob already 2011/04/23 11:59:35 (permalink)
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First I peel back the husk and pull off the silk. Then I roll the husk back in place and soak for about an hour. After that I put the corn on the grill over coals with soaked wood chips -- hickory, mostly. Beyond believe delicious.


I would not have expected any thing less from a qualified Chef as yourself.

I'm a qualified chef just as much as I'm a qualified neurosurgeon.
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Re:I'm getting fresh corn on the cob already 2011/04/23 12:02:32 (permalink)
Ancient one, I was cured of watermelon lifting when at the age of 8 I got my butt peppered with rock salt. See, in tall corn they can't see you. Watermelons, on the other hand, stay close to the ground.
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Re:I'm getting fresh corn on the cob already 2011/04/23 12:45:27 (permalink)
Michael, I remember some pretty good corn in Ct, back in the day when corn didn't have a real long "Sweet" life..................................
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Re:I'm getting fresh corn on the cob already 2011/04/23 14:00:46 (permalink)
The best sweet corn I remember in Connecticut when I lived there was Bantam corn. Sweeter'n sugar.
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Re:I'm getting fresh corn on the cob already 2011/04/23 14:13:35 (permalink)
Although I never experienced it, I understand ROCK SALT, applied by shotgun to the fanny,  stings like the devil.  ---But at 8 you didn't have much fanny to aim at. 
 
I always loved the autumn of the year----the bluefish were running, new potatoes, peachs, a hog was butchered-----and the TOMATOES and CORN.  There was nothing better than those fall feasts.
 
 
 
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Re:I'm getting fresh corn on the cob already 2011/04/23 14:31:17 (permalink)
Stings is a good way to describe it. And I was able to experience that sensation several times duyring my growing-up years, mnost often in September and October when we'd wreak havoc among the nastier folks as a prelude to halloween.
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Re:I'm getting fresh corn on the cob already 2011/04/23 17:07:30 (permalink)
When I lived in Western PA, we used to get "Silver Queen" corn. It was the best!
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Re:I'm getting fresh corn on the cob already 2011/04/23 17:09:46 (permalink)
Silver queen is common around here. You can't get it where you are? How about Olathe? That's a pretty good sweet corn, too.
 
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Re:I'm getting fresh corn on the cob already 2011/04/23 17:17:59 (permalink)
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Silver queen is common around here. You can't get it where you are? How about Olathe? That's a pretty good sweet corn, too.

No Silver Queen out here but we do get Olathe Corn about 2 weeks out of the year.
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Re:I'm getting fresh corn on the cob already 2011/05/02 20:00:51 (permalink)
Very nice shipped in corn is now about 25 to 35 cents an ear. I have not even planted yet.
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Re:I'm getting fresh corn on the cob already 2011/05/02 21:33:43 (permalink)
We have a supermarket chain here called "Big Y" and they are offering Corn @ 5/$2.50
 
Hardly a deal but not the highway robbery I was expecting from this corporate overpriced chain. I still didnt buy any....i am waiting for the local farmers market. Even if they are the same price, I would gladly pay to support a local struggling farmer.
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Re:I'm getting fresh corn on the cob already 2011/05/03 10:58:53 (permalink)
Hot Dog, maybe you can get some of mine. I am thinking of doing a couple of days at the NoHo market this summer. I have not applied yet, but I am making some changes. Some markets are getting too expensive to be at.
 
I'll be charging in the 50 cents an ear range.  
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Re:I'm getting fresh corn on the cob already 2011/05/03 11:36:06 (permalink)
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Hot Dog, maybe you can get some of mine. I am thinking of doing a couple of days at the NoHo market this summer. I have not applied yet, but I am making some changes. Some markets are getting too expensive to be at.

I'll be charging in the 50 cents an ear range.  

Absolutely! PM me when you have your dates set up please
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Re:I'm getting fresh corn on the cob already 2011/05/04 21:01:34 (permalink)
here in loxahatchee florida ( palm beach ) we are seeing 4 for a dollar at the stores and 8 for a dollar at the local fruit and veggie stands, every time we get it it seems to be a diffrent corn, i remeber as a kid growing up on the illinois wisconsin border me and my friends raided the edge of a cornfield filling our trunk, that night we bbq'd up 20 ears with friends and found out what feed corn was all about lol
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Re:I'm getting fresh corn on the cob already 2012/07/18 10:35:04 (permalink)
Here in Massachusetts, it is a vintage year for sweet corn. The season started weeks early in the Connecticut River Valley. I had great corn on the 4th of July, that I bought the day before in Amherst. Great corn was also coming out of Deerfield, Hadley and other area towns.
 
My own Millbury, Massachusetts corn started this week. (We are one town outside of Worcester) If the electric fence continues to keep out deer, racoons, and people on ATVs, I expect to be selling my best crop ever through mid August. I charge 50 cents an ear or $5 a dozen, which is about average. Walmart is selling some fairly nice shipped in corn at 38 cents an ear, and I hear that organic folks are trying to get a buck an ear.
 
The new hybrids ship well, and keep under refrigeration for days, but you can't beat fresh, local, picked 4 hours ago, sweet corn.
 
Drought aside, I understand that irrigated midwest corn, grown for the local market, is superior this year too.
 
You should go out and get some!!!
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Re:I'm getting fresh corn on the cob already 2012/07/18 10:40:07 (permalink)
We have a very serious corn problem here. I am a lover of various white corn types -- Bantam being my all-time favorite. lleechef, on the other hand, will eat nothing but bi-color corn. This situation leads to dinnertime battles, which I always lose.
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Re:I'm getting fresh corn on the cob already 2012/07/18 11:19:55 (permalink)
We are in drought here and being in the middle of corn country, I doubt we will see any local. Farmers here do not irrigate but I have seen it being done downstate ( which is south of I-80 for us) Farms here planted early but just didn't get rain at the right time, the fields look terrible. 
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Re:I'm getting fresh corn on the cob already 2012/07/18 11:51:31 (permalink)
We're getting local corn so some irrigation must be involved, but I won't be surprised if the season's shorter than usual.

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Re:I'm getting fresh corn on the cob already 2012/07/18 12:22:18 (permalink)
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Maryland's Eastern Shore is known of course for it's wonderful Blue Crabs, whats overlooked is that it grows some of the finest produce  in the Country, not the least of which is early Sweert Corn, tough to top it!


From our many visits to Rehoboth, I agree heartily!  Silver Queen rules!
 
We've had good bi-color and white corn here in Texas since March.  Presently, it's 6 for a buck.
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Re:I'm getting fresh corn on the cob already 2012/07/18 13:33:01 (permalink)
Mid Wisconsin  has awesome corn right now.They had rain.I had the best bi color at a family party on July 7th. Milwaukee area is seeing expensive, but less than average corn right now........
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Re:I'm getting fresh corn on the cob already 2012/07/18 14:15:59 (permalink)
Was out and about around in the country near where I live yesterday. It is a sad sight indeed. 10s of thousands of acres of fields just turning brown and burning up. The soy beans still might make it if we get some rain, but the corn crop is gone.
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Re:I'm getting fresh corn on the cob already 2012/07/18 14:38:34 (permalink)
Here in central Ohio we've what they term "moderate drought" conditions, but most of the corn is still looking good in the fields.
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Re:I'm getting fresh corn on the cob already 2012/07/18 15:04:04 (permalink)
We've been eating corn here for weeks and the bi-color has been absolutely delicious.  I hope this drought ends soon so that the season will continue into September.
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Re:I'm getting fresh corn on the cob already 2012/07/19 02:56:42 (permalink)
Got our first batch of Olathe Corn today from CO. It's a very good sweet corn.
Don't know where Olathe is in CO but they're having a festival up there.
http://www.olathesweetcornfest.com/
EDIT: Just found it! It's in a valley between the mountains just south of Grand Junction CO on US 50.
Looks like beautiful country!
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