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Jul 16, 2010 06:22 AM

Fresh Sweet Corn in the Woburn area

Any good farm stands with good sweet corn in the Woburn area? Concord and Lexington are a bit too far away, so I can't get to Verril or Wilson's easily.

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  1. Russell Farms on Washington St (heading towards Reading's West St) has always been my family's favorite for Corn in the summer!

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    1. re: sinned61

      Agree that Russell is very good. As an alternative, Just one exit north (past Rt 93) on Rt.128 to Rt 28 towards Reading is Colaresso's Farms. Always good veggies (and plants) and I buy the corn a couple of times a week. No disappointments.

    2. Are we seeing local corn yet? I'd expect that most corn we're seeing at farmer's markets is being trucked in from somewhere further south.

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      1. re: MC Slim JB

        It does seem early but I was driving up 119 thru Groton and Townshend and a couple of the farm stands indicated that they had their own corn.

        1. re: powerfulpierre

          everything, including my own garden seems to be 3 weeks ahead of previous years, must be all the heat and perfectly timed rainstorms!

        2. re: MC Slim JB

          Marini's in Ipswich has had their own corn out since last weekend.

          1. re: MC Slim JB

            Corn these last 2 weeks has generally been from the Pioneer Valley, which almost always is ahead of the rest of the state because it's a heat sink the summer (that's why they grow tobacco there).

            Eastern MA corn should start coming in (the earliest varieties) the coming week, according to farmer's market folks.

            1. re: MC Slim JB

              I got an email from the Mass Farmers Market email list on July 12th that indicated local corn was already in markets. In Nantucket (where I am right now), the first local corn showed up a couple of days ago. Everything does seem to be early this year.

              1. re: MC Slim JB

                Wilson in Lexington had a big sign saying that their own corn is in.

                (Sorry, MSCS, thought I was replying to MC Slim.)

                1. re: MC Slim JB

                  Bought corn today from Verrill Farm - says its their OWN corn.

                  Verrill Farm
                  11 Wheeler Rd, Concord, MA, MA 01742

                2. Luna Farm holds farmers markets on Saturdays in the morning in North Reading and their latest newsletter says they have corn.

                  1. We've had corn from Conners Farm last week and again this week. I like it because it's not that candy sweet stuff but really lovely, tasty old fashioned corn. Don't even have to cook it. Just wave it over the pot of salted boiling water and eat. All right I exaggerated just a tad...