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Pete's Country Farm

arepo Jun 29, 2013 02:39 PM

Does anyone know when Pete's will be open for their Mirai corn?

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    arepo Jul 1, 2013 06:18 AM

    Made a trip yesterday and got some of the tastiest corn (Illusion I think they are called) and delicious tomatoes (from Lancaster which looked even better than the Jersey tomatoes offered).
    Mirai corn will be out in about 2 weeks along with their Heirloom tomatoes.

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    1. re: arepo
      CindyJ Jul 1, 2013 07:45 AM

      Was that their own home-grown corn, or was it brought in from somewhere else?

      1. re: CindyJ
        arepo Jul 4, 2013 06:04 AM

        Pete's own corn (Mirai et al) will be ready in 2 weeks.
        I believe it was from Jersey. They were fabulous. In fact we are going out today to load up for tonight's dinner.

        But the tomatoes to grab right now are the Lancaster ones.
        When sliced open there wasn't a drop of white in the middle -- it was all red and delicious.
        Their heirlooms will start in approx. 2 weeks.

        If you love beets, they have their own home grown right now.

        1. re: arepo
          crazyspice Jul 4, 2013 07:17 AM

          It sure sounds like it will be worth the drive in a couple of weeks!

          1. re: crazyspice
            CindyJ Jul 4, 2013 08:07 AM

            It sounds like it's even worth the trip today. Shopping stop #1 -- Pete's for corn and tomatoes. Shopping stop #2 -- ShopRite for lobsters at $5.99/lb. Sounds like dinner to me!

            1. re: CindyJ
              crazyspice Jul 4, 2013 10:30 AM

              We are doing the lobster thing too!

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                CindyJ Jul 4, 2013 10:32 AM

                I just got back from Pete's and Shop Rite. Don't overlook the hardneck garlic at Pete's. It's BEEEEEEEautiful! And the lobsters are plentiful at ShopRite. Just picked up a trio of pound-and-a-halfers. They're $4.99 a lb if you spend (I think) $25.

                1. re: CindyJ
                  arepo Jul 4, 2013 10:50 AM

                  Wow! Did you leave any corn for me?
                  I must get their strawberries. They were succulent the other day.
                  Did you get any Lancaster tomatoes?
                  Enjoy your dinner. Sounds super!

                  1. re: arepo
                    CindyJ Jul 4, 2013 11:17 AM

                    There's PLENTY of corn! They were unloading it from the sacks as fast as people were buying it. I'm not sure if the corn I got (super white) was from NJ or from Lancaster; I think it was NJ. And yes, the Lancaster tomatoes looked great and I bought some for a Caprese salad, along with fresh mozz. from DiBruno Bros. The basil I'll snip from my herb garden.

                    BTW, they were making blueberry ice cream in the back, near the dairy case, and scooping out bowlfuls of samples.

                    1. re: CindyJ
                      arepo Jul 4, 2013 01:19 PM

                      I was a bit disappointed in the corn because I am a nut about small kernels and there wasn't too much of that. Actually, the yellow/white corn was smaller than the all-white corn. (They were all marked from New Jersey)
                      The raspberries and cherries were beautiful but sadly the strawberries are no more. I am sad about that.
                      Anyway, I'll be back in 2 weeks when the real corn (Mirai) and Heirloom tomatoes start.

      2. re: arepo
        crazyspice Jul 1, 2013 09:30 AM

        Where is this market?

        1. re: crazyspice
          CindyJ Jul 1, 2013 01:25 PM

          Pete's Produce is on Rt. 926 in Westtown, a couple of miles west of West Chester Pike, a few miles east of Rt. 202.

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        Laura D. Jun 29, 2013 06:01 PM

        Hi Arepo,
        They opened a few months ago and expect corn after July 4th. Apparently it might be later than normal due to a cold and wet spring. But, it's certainly worth waiting for!

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        1. re: Laura D.
          arepo Jun 30, 2013 04:28 AM

          Amen to that!
          Their Mirai corn and Heirloom tomatoes are really hard to beat.

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