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Jul 11, 2011 07:02 AM

Native corn

Hi Everybody:

Any native corn out there yet? Thanks!

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  1. I would guess you are just a smidge early. Mid july for the first few ears... Though I am sure someone will post to the contrary in 5, 4, 3, 2, ...

    Got some pretty decent stuff from the supermarket last week, but certainly from further south.

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    1. re: StriperGuy

      I haven't seen any yet at the farmer's markets. Don't forget that long, cold spring we had - not to mention tornadoes & hailstorms! Crops are definitely running a bit late. Tomatoes still seem to be coming mainly from the hothouses, and I haven't seen peppers yet either.

      1. re: StriperGuy

        3, 2, 1! I was surprised to find local corn from a farm in Northborough at the Bellingham Whole Foods yesterday. It was pretty tasty, and definitely better than the Florida stuff my parents brought over from Wilson Farms last weekend.

        Wilson Farm
        10 Pleasant St, Lexington, MA 02421

        1. re: BJK

          I bought some native corn (possibly also from Northborough, but certainly from MA) yesterday at the Whole Foods on Washington Street in Newton.

          1. re: stomachofsteel

            I had 'em too, they were just ok. a little mealy, I thought.

        2. re: StriperGuy

          My home garden is light years ahead of last years.

        3. Got some a few days ago at Russell Farms in Woburn...not sure where it was grown but said NATIVE. Very good too!

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          1. re: sinned61

            Good stuff at Russo's this weekend. It said "local" but I'm not sure exactly where it was from. My mantra has always been "knee high by the 4th of July," meaning we should still have a few weeks to go to get the good stuff from within Massachusetts.

          2. Got some from Hadley, MA @ Jones Farm last Thursday, great!

            1. Enterprise Farm had some at the Brookline market last Thursday but the ears were tiny.

              1. Saw it at the Wakefield Farmers Market on Saturday