One of the most asked questions we’ve received at the farmers markets this year is, “how has the weather affected you? or “what was the impact of all that rain?” So to help understand a bit more of the science behind growing corn and the impact of the weather we’ve experienced this year, we’ve asked Eric and
Hello, Sweet Corn Enthusiasts!
We hope that your 2019 is off to a great start, and that you’re enjoying your frozen stash of MDSC throughout the off season.
You’ll be glad to know that Dad is doing his part to make your 2019 sweet corn the greatest yet! He’s keeping busy throughout the off season to streamline our operation. So […]
School may be back in session, but it’s still summertime, and we’re in the peak of sweet corn season! Many of you have been asking how long we’ll have sweet corn. The good news is Dad staggers plantings from mid-March until mid-July to extend our harvest season through the end of September, so you have a few weeks […]
How we work with Mother Nature
Planting a seed is believing in tomorrow. It’s a true act of faith. And watching that tiny seed turn into a plant that produces an ear of sweet corn? It’s a very cool miracle that the MDSC team is privileged to witness every spring.
Nature knows what to […]
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 […]
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 […]