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Where to buy corn on the cob in May?

chowchau May 23, 2012 02:11 PM

I'm having a crawfish boil this weekend and I need some decent corn on the cob. Where's a good spot? Preferably inexpensive.... Or maybe frozen is better this time of year.

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    RGR RE: chowchau May 23, 2012 02:34 PM

    Fresh corn on the cob at this time of year here is most probably from Florida. Wegmans near our house in NJ had a shipment a few days ago. 4 for $1. I bought two for dinner that evening. They were pretty good -- much better than I expected. But not as sweet as Jersey corn fresh from the fields. You might try checking Whole Foods of Fairway to see if they have any.


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      chowchau RE: RGR May 23, 2012 05:42 PM

      Thanks RGR - Whole Foods is looking like the winner - 5 ears for $2 from Georgia. Bicolor. Looks decent.
      Garden of Eden - 2 ears for $2 from California. Yellow, large kernels. Looks decent.
      Morton Williams - 4 ears for $2. Yellow large kernels don't look tender. Packaged in plastic.

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        JungMann RE: chowchau May 25, 2012 06:38 AM

        Did you try the Whole Foods corn already? I am by no means a stickler for eating locally, but I rarely buy corn out of season simply because it doesn't taste terribly good after a few days of shipping and waiting around.

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          von_levi RE: JungMann May 25, 2012 06:58 AM

          Yeah. The sugars converts to starch as soon as you pick it -- you're supposed to eat it within 3 days of being picked (but growers claim that sugar-enhanced hybrids can last up to two weeks).

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            chowchau RE: JungMann May 29, 2012 07:16 AM

            The WFs corn was fantastic. I was impressed. I boiled it with crab boil and everyone loved it.

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        apples RE: chowchau May 23, 2012 05:16 PM

        I've had some good batches the last few weeks from Turcos in Yorktown.Apologies, just noticed this was on the Manhattan board...apologies

        1. LeahBaila RE: chowchau May 25, 2012 08:18 AM

          Trader Joe's has it...

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            Tubulus RE: chowchau May 29, 2012 11:36 AM

            The corn we had yesterday from the Fairway in Stamford, CT was excellent. I have no idea where they get it, though I would guess you will find the same corn at the NYC Fairways.

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