Sweet corn in the summertime attractively displayed at market, delicious on your grill, tasty boiled and slathered in butter, creamed in your bowl with salt and pepper – all came from seeds thoughtfully sown in the springtime.
My farmer’s market and grocery stores are chock full of local and regional sweet corn. The prices are good and the flavor better.
How about yours? How do you like to eat your sweet corn?
We’ve been enjoying sweet corn almost daily and have “put up” a few ears for later. We freeze them in the husk because my Farmer is a big fan of steaming sweet corn in the husk.
We need to do a how-to post for you on that. It’s so fast and easy.
While I enjoy favorite garden gifts, I like to think about where they came from. My summertime flashbacks to sowers and seeds yield happy thoughts about small gardens and large fields. I feel blessed with the quality and generosity of American farmers.
This week, while you are enjoying the bounties of American agriculture, not the least of which is sweet corn, come flash back with me about two months to a family farm and a sweet corn patch at CountryLINKed, so that you, too, can take your moments of savoring farther…
…as in all the way back to the good Earth and the potential cultivated across generations.
Click over to Laurie Link’s lovely blog and watch her children plant the “Big Patch” with their granddaddy. If possible, I think it will make your summer fare taste even better.