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May 20, 2010 08:35 PM

Fresh, juicy corn in Toronto

Has anyone seen really good, really fresh corn in Toronto? Not those too small, too dry ears left in the picked through barrels at the local grocery store. At a local market? Or am I too early still?

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  1. You mean local corn at a market? There not locally grown corn till August but there is some pretty good imported corn available now, I had some last evening.

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    1. re: foodyDudey

      Yes, you're right about August. I always think it's earlier (maybe just wishful thinking). Where did you get your yummy imports from?

      1. re: Full tummy

        Yesterday I bought them at No Frills on Carlaw. They were very good and 5 ears for either $1.99 or $2.99. At that price, why go to Coscto?
        The label says packed by "Rouge River Farms" Gormely, Ontario, and Product of USA.

        I have also bought decent corn at the stores near Logan and Danforth in the last two weeks.

        1. re: foodyDudey

          That's convenient for me. Will check it out. Thanks!

    2. The local crop was planted earlier this year and the first picking should occur by July 1, continuing to late September.
      I saw some good looking ears from Florida at Costco, but didn't buy yet. They are $6 for a 6 pack.

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      1. re: jayt90

        Oh, thanks. I might drop in to Costco today and have a look.

        1. re: Full tummy

          I had some decent stuff from the US, that I bought at Longo's. It was 2.99 for a pack of 5. It was really good, and I usually NEVER eat corn from somewhere other than local.

          1. re: thenurse

            That is a more reasonable price than Loblaws! Surprising for Longo's. Will be close to one tomorrow and will see if they have some. Thanks!

            1. re: Full tummy

              I bought 4 for $1.00 today at Sobey's. Looks fresh.

      2. Summerhill market had some super sweet corn a few weeks back.

        1. While we are on the subject of corn in Toronto does anyone know where to buy corn on the cob that isn't super sweet?

          Hubby is hankering for elote and esquites that don't taste "like candy."

          Recommendations both for right now and later in the season are appreciated.

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          1. re: basileater

            I've been looking too, with no success yet. I will be asking growers at various Farmers' Markets if they know of any producers.
            In the U.S. there is a niche market for large white ears, usually sold as Silver Queen. These can be quite good, and need to be eaten same day.
            Old timers will remember Golden Bantam, which had to be rushed from garden to kitchen, but this makes no sense commercially, so I would look for Golden Bantam crosses, popular in the 20th century.