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Any native corn yet? Anywhere? Please!

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  1. Havent seen any but was at local farm on Capeann today and they said next week !!! Oh happy day!!!

    1. Saw some at the Waltham farmer's market today. It's just starting to show up.

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      1. re: Allstonian

        saw some friday at the lowell farmers' market. still small, but should be bigger and better soon.

        1. re: hotoynoodle

          hotoynoodle, Lowell is my go-to FM but I skipped it the other day since it was the season opener and sometimes such events are disorganized the first day, or not all the vendors show up. How was it, and how did it compare to last year?

          1. re: greygarious

            frankly, there wasn't a whole lot of product -- only 2 farms had set-ups, plus a guy selling bread out of truck. we did get some organic butter, bacon and eggs.

            1. re: hotoynoodle

              are there usually any asian growers with asian vegetables at lowell?

              1. re: qianning

                last year, yes. that was my first year going, and they had all sorts of cool greens.

                1. re: hotoynoodle

                  They had South American (or perhaps it was Caribbean) produce as well.

                  1. re: greygarious

                    headed to lowell this afternoon, thanks for the info.

                    1. re: qianning

                      Please note hotoynoodle's upthread post: last wwek (the first day of the season for the Lowell FM) there were only 2 farms there. Last year there were usually 5-7.

                      1. re: greygarious

                        noted. anyway, i need to go to battambang today for some other things, so i'll probably swing by the market to check it out...does anyone know which farms were there last week?

                        1. re: qianning

                          not much in the way of asian veggies today, the only two i saw were shanghai bok choi (i.e. all green), and fishwort.

      2. Pretty early, and the lack of sunshine isn't promising for the sugar production needed for good sweet corn. Hopefully we 'll get some better weather and the later harvests will be better.

        1. Verrill Farm had CT corn today that looked good if that's sufficiently local.

          1. Isn't corn in these parts "knee high by the fourth of July"? Add the crappy weather to that and it may be awhile until we really get into the thick of it.

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            1. re: purple bot

              You are right, although last year I noted that it was 6ft by Independence Day. Haven't driven by the cornfield yet but since the cool, wet weather has delayed things I am biding my time. We are always admonished to eat what's in season and while local corn is available in mid-July, it's best in August-September.

              1. re: greygarious

                I grew up on a corn farm north of Boston, and the first corn is always just about ready the first week of August (I would often sweat it out - hoping we'd have it for my August 4th birthday!).