For many Minnesotans, it’s one of the best treats to have in the summer – sweet corn! And this year Minnesota farmers are expecting a bumper crop. While a classic corn on the cob always tastes good, Kirsten Shabaz of Valley Natural Foods shared some new recipes to help put a twist on a classic.
Just the right amount of sun and rain this summer has set up a prime sweet corn crop. Farmers are excited about soil conditions and other factors that have led to what should be a bumper crop for sweet corn.
It’s Friday, so we’re answering some of the Good Questions you’ve e-mailed us this summer. Lisa from Farmington, Minn. asks: why are dog years counted seven years for every one year of human life?
The Minnesota State Fair is just weeks away and the most popular food is not in great supply. It’s just been in the past few weeks that local corn is being sold at places like the Minneapolis Farmers market. That’s at least two weeks later than normal.
This spring, the wet weather really put corn farmers behind schedule. But now locally-grown sweet corn is at the store and the farmers markets, and the overall crop is looking pretty good.
By this time, there should be some Minnesota sweet corn for sale at the roadside stands, but a cool, wet spring caused much of this year’s crop to be a little late.