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  • arepo Jun 29, 2013 02:39 PM
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Does anyone know when Pete's will be open for their Mirai corn?
Unbeatable!

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  1. 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!
    -Laura

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    1. re: Laura D.

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

    2. 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

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

        1. re: CindyJ

          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

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

            1. re: crazyspice

              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

                We are doing the lobster thing too!

                1. re: crazyspice

                  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

                    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

                      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

                        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

          Where is this market?

          1. re: crazyspice

            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.