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Apr 20, 2010 01:33 PM

Where to find FRESH corn on the cob?

I live 30 miles south of Boston, and I can't find corn on the cob anywhere in my area. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!

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  1. It's way too early for corn. Anything you might find in a market in your area would be old, from far away, and not good. Wait until late June/early July, then find a farmers market.

    1. Haymarket has had it the last two weeks in a row in multiple stalls. It's pretty good, not the delicious local summer corn, but good enough when slathered with mayo, garlic, smoked paprika, cotija cheese and lime a la Toro

        1. re: ScubaSteve

          Yes, "knee-high by the Fourth of July"was the guide I learned as a kid.

        2. The New Jersey corn shows up late in May and has acceptible flavor.

          1. I have purchased corn early in the year (probably May??) at Wilson Farm in Lexington...I was there one day and they had it packed in crushed was very very good! You might want to call them....

            Wilson Farm
            10 Pleasant St, Lexington, MA 02421

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            1. re: sinned61

              In defense of sinned61's post, I have to say that I have sheepishly gotten Florida corn a couple of times from Wilson during the winter/spring to cut off the cob for a couple of recipes. , and it has been much better than I expected. Fairly tender and sweet, with some corn flavor. Probably not worth the OP driving 30-plus miles for, though.

              1. re: bear

                When I lived in Atlanta for a few years, I remember seeing corn in April and thinking "Huh?"....but it was from Florida and excellent! Shipping to Mass. may be a different story altogether in terms of freshness, but it may be worth a try if you can find it. Does the OP want a true "corn on the cob" experience, or nice, sweet corn for a recipe? TJs has excellent organic frozen corn that is very sweet. Best frozen product I've yet to taste, vs. the usual nasty, starchy frozen corn.