We found that we were not equipped for such weather and were not able to get into the fields to pick sweet corn. So, many of you wondered whether the sweet corn season was over. We have two to three more weeks of corn available for harvest, if we do not get a freeze. Farmer Dean plants several corn plantings in succession, so as to have fresh corn available each week of the season. There are enough plantings to last until early October. So, please continue to enjoy our fresh picked sweet corn and get some in the freezer for winter.
Our favorite way to put up corn for the winter is as follows:
Husk the corn, wash and remove remaining silks using a vegetable brush, blanch in boiling water for 3 to 4 minutes and immediately immerse in a ice bath. Cut corn off the cob and pack into freezer containers. Freeze and enjoy the flavors of summer on a cold winter's day.