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Arturo33 May 31, 2008 01:38 PM

We are new to the area. When does sweet corn come into the Seattle markets? Not the corn brought up from the south, but Washington State corn. Does anyone remember the price and availability of organic last year? I am prob too early, but it is about June 1 now..
We had Washington grown asparagus this year and it was tremendous compared to what we had been getting in Nebraska.
Thanks,
Art

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    Leonardo May 31, 2008 02:06 PM

    Here in Portland it doesn't come until August-Sept. This spring has been so cold, I am guessing everything will be late.

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      PAO May 31, 2008 04:17 PM

      Same in Western Washington--August/September.

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        PAO May 31, 2008 04:23 PM

        Here's a link to a website that shows when what local produce comes out. http://dnr.metrokc.gov/wlr/farms/harv...

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          Arturo33 Jun 1, 2008 05:29 AM

          Ok, thanks, it will be a little later than I thought. I can wait.

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            happy2sing Jun 13, 2008 01:33 PM

            I saw roadside stands selling corn all over the place during October of last year. It was extremely cheap and very good. It is well worth the wait. My friend had so much of it that she will get naseous if she looks at another ear.

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              PAO Jun 13, 2008 05:10 PM

              It all depends on the weather . ..

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                jaydeflix Jun 13, 2008 06:35 PM

                And based on the weather this year, I'm thinking October 09. =\

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              bourbongal Jun 13, 2008 10:26 PM

              And you might want to manage your expectations a little bit -- corn here is not the same as in the midwest or south. The cooler weather crops (asparagus, rhubarb, spinach, lettuce, etc), root vegetables (potatoes, carrots), berries and fruit from the NW will knock your socks off but the warm weather vegs (corn and tomatoes foremost) are never quite as flavorful as those grown in the midwest. Keep an eye out at the University Farmer's market in August for the best available.

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                tilt Jun 13, 2008 11:03 PM

                For a fun time call...... the Agassi corn festival, some time in September...

                A few years ago we were in BC at Harrison Hot Springs in late September, and happened upon the Agassi Corn Festival...tons of fun... its great when you see a sign that says Fresh Corn 4 PM.... and you come back at 4 PM and there is a truck with guys who just picked it in the past 2 hours !!!!!!!!!!

                Really, its a great time, and stay at the lake and enjoy it all !

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