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Any local corn in yet?

Has anyone gotten any local corn yet? I usually get corn at Maple Acres in Plymouth Meeting, Pete's Produce in Delco and the produce stand in Montco that is off Germantown Pike, just past the Methacton High School.

I have to admit, I have scored some really good bi-color corn at Genuardis lateley. Nice large ears and very sweet and tasty.

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  1. The farmer from Jersey who goes to headhouse farmers market on Sunday had corn last week - I think it is Buzzby's

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    1. re: Bigley9

      Top of the Hill market in Chestnut Hill has Jersey corn. Haven't had any yet.

    2. Maple Acres has had corn for about 2 weeks. it's delicious. :)

      1. Pete's Produce in Westtown was selling "local" Jersey corn last weekend. They expect their own corn to start coming in in about a week or so, and about two weeks after that, their Mirai will be ready.

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        1. re: CindyJ

          Pete's is selling local and has a coupon in today's Inky for six free ears with a $20 purchase.

            1. re: CindyJ

              No, I don't think so. They usually say "our own" when they've grown it themselves.

            2. re: danbee1

              danbee,

              After some googling effort, i found that coupon on retailmenot.com. Is that the same thing as inky? Just curious what inky is and what other deals can be found.

              1. re: cook262

                Sorry - Inky is shorthand for the Phil Inquirer. maybe I spelled it wrong. Stopped at the Wilmington farmers market yesterday(Thursdays, 4-8, 10th & van buren) and got some gorgeous corn @ 6/$3. Delaware, picked yesterday.

          1. we got some awesomely sweet and tender corn on one of those back roads we take home from the shore... I wish I knew the name of the intersection... they have a pygmy goat there, don't believe them when they tell you he's friendly, he'll try to rip open your femoral artery with his horns...
            the place is somewhere past swedesboro if you're heading away from route 322, make a right at the Wawa...

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            1. re: cgarner

              Hahahaha! I know that stand by heart as it's about a quarter mile from my house! We just call it the "goat stand" and yes, they have had awesome local corn lately. They're on Route 45 at the corner with, I think it's Monroeville Road (between Harisonville Road and Tomlin Station Road, halfway between Woodstown and Mullica Hill.)

              Seriously, I think one of the things I love the most about moving to that area from Philly are the summer farm stands in the area....I could go temporarily vegetarian based on the amazing selections available nearly in my backyard (and last year they literally were in our backyard, as we had a massive eggplant field behind us that didn't mind if we raided now and then for a fruit to cook for dinner....)

              1. re: sockii

                that's one ornery goat! (he'll lull you into a false sense of security with how cute he is)

                they feed him fruits and veggies that are nearly or just turned bad...

                we are REALLY lucky to live where we do in general, you can't get a tomato, or a zucchini or Italian Long hot that tastes as good as the ones around here... and Georgia can stuff it, I think NJ peaches are the best in the world... I think the same about Strawberries from Bucks County, PA... my Florida friends rave about thier berries... feh, they're watered down versions at best!

                1. re: cgarner

                  My father grew up in Woodstown and the peaches from that area are wonderful. Don't forget that New Jersey is known as the Garden State. They didn't get that nickname for nothing.

            2. SIW Farm in Chadds Ford, Pa had corn from their farm last week. The ears were a bit small and they were not very sweet, but that is to be expected for the first corn of the season.

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                1. re: CindyJ

                  Here's SIW's blog page: http://siw-vegetables.blogspot.com/

                  Their address: 4317 S. Creek Rd. Chadds Ford, PA 19317. Creek Road is Route 100.

                  If you were to exit Hank' Place in Chadds Ford (at the red light), make a left (north) onto Route 1, and then a quick right onto Creek Rd./Route 100. This is the road that borders the WaWa/Post Office on the north side. Follow Creek Rd./Route 100 about a good 1.5 miles or so and the farm stand will be located on your left hand side along the railroad tracks.

                  SIW Farm is a great little farm stand/CSA. The actual farm is located across the street from the stand.

                  1. re: genevapics

                    Oh, right... I've been there. I just didn't know the name. Thanks.

              1. Springdale Farm in Cherry Hil, N.J.l and Duffield's in Sewell N.J. both have corn in their market.

                1. The former Willow Creek (now Longview) has corn this 4th of July weekend
                  just got the e-mail update
                  http://greenerpartners.org/farms/coll...
                  3215 Stump Hall Road
                  Collegeville, PA 19426
                  Market phone: 610-584-8202

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                  1. re: cgarner

                    Is the Longview farm still organic??

                    I found white and bicolor corn at Maple Acres in Plymouth Meeting- the white was very sweet and I preferred it over the bicolor which seemed overgrown and starchy (at least the ones that I brought home).

                    1. re: Displaced California Foodie

                      I belive they practice organic farming, though I don't think they're "Certified" organic...

                  2. I drove by the stand off of Germantown Pike at Smith Road (past Methacton H.S.) and their sign said that they will open July 4th. Hopefully, they will have their wonderful corn.

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                    1. re: iluvpizza

                      Thanks for the update...I have been by the stand and had not seen any activity and was wondering what was going on.

                      I alway found they had consistent good corn...and other vegies.

                      Kills me though that I no longer have my own garden...grew my own tomatoes, beans, peppers, cukes, etc.

                      1. re: iluvpizza

                        I bought corn at the Smith Road place yesterday. They're there, just not fully geared up. Onions, peppers, squash and cherry tomatoes are also for sale but not the full Monty yet. Waiting for those honeylopes most of all. Oh, and lots of herb and flower plants. I might try some nasturtium this year.
                        CP

                      2. I bought some really wonderful bi-colored corn from one of the Amish stands at the Kennett farmers market yesterday. They were on the small side, but very sweet.

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                        1. re: CindyJ

                          Cindy.we had some corn from H's SIW stand tonight and it was good.....for early corn. Not Sure it came from H's farm itself. Ears were small, some half-formerd. BUTTTTTTTTTTTT......his Tomatoes are already to die for! H Haskell does this as much for love as for $$, so you can almost always be assured of good stuff

                        2. Went to Pete's today. This was supposed to be the first day for the special bi-colored I think it is corn - the type starts with a M. By the time we arrived - maybe 3 pm - it was all gone and only Jersey white was left. It was good but not great. Will have to get there earlier the next time. Plus I suspect that anyone with an Inquirer coupon for 6 free ears chose that corn not the Jersey white.

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                            1. re: ilovesummer

                              Pete's Produce is located in Westtown. Sorry I don't have the exact directions but you can Google it. They ran a coupon in last Thursday and Friday Philadelphia Inquirer. If you spent $20 you could get 6 ears of corn free.

                            2. re: FayeD

                              Had Pete's corn on the 4th of July and it was fabulous! Definitely worth going early in the day.

                            3. Just saw a good amount at the Answelma Mill market this afternoon.

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                              1. re: FrancisdeR

                                Surprisingly I was at None Such Farms in Buckingham tonight and their corn was from Georgia. They had a sign saying local corn in ten days. Don't know if its micro climates or what, but we are still waiting up here. The corn on the way to Solebury Orchards on 263 looked a lot shorter than I would have expected at this time of year. Maybe we are just slow and conservative up here in Central Bucks....

                                1. re: cwdonald

                                  Didn't you ever hear the experssion: knee high by the fourt of July? My Grandfather's corn was only just kicking in full force by mid month. and he planted pretty early in hot beds

                                  1. re: cgarner

                                    I certainly have heard of that. I am actually surprised that a lot of the places in jersey and further south of the city already have local corn... or is it really local. I was happy to see None Such at leasting being frank and honest about where their corn was coming from.

                                    1. re: cwdonald

                                      Just got some bi-colored corn from SIW today. Nice size ears and sooooooo sweet. Just a pat of unsalted butter and that was it; no salt/pepper. Very sweet and delicious. And yes, it is LOCAL corn.

                                      1. re: cwdonald

                                        I imagine a lot of people question corn this early - Maple Acres has a sign up explaining how they get corn so early... greenhouse seedlings, basically. I don't mind how they do it, it tastes SO good. thank goodness summer is here! :)

                                        1. re: jujuthomas

                                          oooohhh and they're open till 8pm even today on a Sunday! I'm going now! Love Maple Acres... love corn!

                                2. Seriously, drive to Gloucester/Salem County for the day...all around Mullica Hill/Swedesboro/Woodstown we have a TON of farmstands all selling local corn and other fruits/veggies right now...it's one of the best things about living in South Jersey and when I was still living in Philly last year, I used to take regular weekend trips to browse the SJ farmstands and backyard markets.

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                                  1. re: sockii

                                    Having grown up in Gloucester County, I am very familiar with much of south jersey. As Sockii mentions, there are farm stands everywhere you look throughout the area. The only sad part is that now the bridge fare is $5.00!

                                    Any local strawberries left in south jersey?

                                    1. re: genevapics

                                      I haven't seen any strawberries left lately, sad to say. I did my stand crawl this afternoon and got some incredible white nectarines and humongous blackberries, however, from the goat stand. And a little further down 45 toward Woodstown one honor box stand was overflowing with super-ripe huge tomatoes...that was dinner along with some summer squash. That stand had white corn in a cooler but I'm waiting to get it this weekend for grilling.

                                      1. re: sockii

                                        we hit one of the stands on the white horse pike on the way home from Atlantic City last weekend and got some really nice tomatoes. I appreciate a basket that has different levels of ripeness, so you can enjoy them through the week
                                        my kids lunch for camp today is an insalata caprese with a nice crusty piece of bread.

                                  2. Shady Brook Farms between Newtown and Yardley have their own bicolor.