SPRING! According to the calendar, it’s only 6 days away. Because there’s so much to do to prepare for planting, Dad gets pretty anxious when it comes to spring. A planting window can be very short, so you have to be ready to go when the conditions are right, or you miss the boat. Even before we grew […]
The freezing cold temperatures this month have us thinking longingly of spring—and here at My Dad’s Sweet Corn, that means thinking ahead towards the 2018 sweet corn crop! According to The Old Farmer’s Almanac, the worst (and coldest) part of winter should only be around for a few more […]
A year-end update, plus holiday wishes to all!
The holiday season is a very special time of year for the My Dad’s Sweet Corn family. As each year draws to a close, we always have so much to be thankful for—but 2017 was one for the books! This December, here are all the reasons we’re especially grateful […]
It’s November! Sweet corn season may be over, but that doesn’t mean it’s off our dinner plates. We took time this summer to freeze some of our crop to ensure we would have tasty sweet corn for our favorite holiday side dishes—and for those chilly nights to come. As you get ready for Thanksgiving, here are a few […]
It’s getting close to THAT time of year…the true validation that summertime has arrived… Yes, we are talking sweet corn season! And My Dad’s Sweet Corn has you covered.
It hasn’t been easy, in fact it’s been nearly the TOUGHEST spring to date. But here’s the deal, Dad is TOUGH too, and he’s doing everything in his power to […]
This article was published originally on 7/1/1992
by Richard Jauron, Department of Horticulture
Harvesting sweet corn at the right stage of maturity is essential to ensure high quality produce. Sweet corn should be harvested at the milk stage. At this stage the silks are brown and dry at the ear tip. When punctured with a thumbnail, the soft tender […]
Sweet corn is one of summer’s simplest, purest pleasures. A fresh-picked ear, grilled to caramelized perfection and lightly buttered, offers incredible, complex sweetness, an intoxicating texture and plenty of nutrition benefits to boot.
But many people have convinced themselves that sweet corn is bad. That’s a shame. It’s easy to take a few real nuggets of fact and use […]