Saturday, July 2, 2011

Farmers Market Update and Some Picnic Food to Share

I'm hoping the media is wrong.

Corn on the cob and Fourth of July just go together. Except for possibly in 2011, where our wacky weather seems to disagree.

I hate the idea of buying shipped-in corn when we're in the Hoosier state, but the sad reality of the short stalks around here means my choices are limited to grocery-store corn, frozen or go without.

Still, I've seen comments on some media message boards that imply that some of our markets may be carrying some this weekend. We'll see if our local guys can pony up from a farther-south field, but I'm a skeptic.

For those of you lucky enough to get the first corn of the season, I'd definitely recommend throwing it out on grill or roasting it. If you haven't tried it, it's well worth it!

What's growing in your neighborhood?


Barb @ A Life in Balance said...

We definitely have corn in the Philly area; I think it's coming from New Jersey.

Very weird weather this year!

SustainaMom said...

LOVE grilled corn!! I never thought so much about geographic differences in seasons before I started reading blogs. I picked my first squash and cherry tomatoes today ... and I was late planting everything...

I grew tired of pasta salad topped with tomatoes last summer but I've been craving it since I planted that cherry tomato transplant this year :)

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Oh you are so right grilled corn is just so tasty! We already have been having fresh corn here in Tennessee.Hope you have a very blessed fourth of July.


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