Most midwest summer top 10 bucket lists wouldn’t be complete without enjoying a meal including delicious, fresh from the farm sweet corn. Sweet corn is how we started out our produce farming back in the day. Paul had grown sweet corn and decided it would be a fun way to get some extra income, get back into “farming” and the boys could help. We sold dozens out of an old bathtub in an old corncrib using the honor system. Life was good.
Sweet corn varieties, maturity, color and cooking method are very customer driven. These days we don’t sell much sweet corn, but my favorite variety is Ambrosia. It is a sugar-enhanced, bicolor sweet corn. Our few rows we have are treated like the Star of Africa diamond. Once it starts to tassel, it’s time to put up the solar powered electric fence. Last year it provided great security from the dreaded racoons, who are known for destroying entire plots of sweet corn.