What’s in season: Corn

If you’ve got corn on the brain, that’s understandable — it’s apparently in everything. But there’s a big difference between the corn-based derivatives in soda or a phone made from corn-based plastic and a local cob of organic corn.

“When it’s this sweet, you can just eat it raw straight off the cob,” says Dan Heryer of Badseed Farm.

Corn is in season a bit later this year because of a wet spring and cooler temperatures. But now that it’s here, if you’re at a farmer’s market or the grocery store, most sellers won’t mind if you peel back the husk to get a look at the kernels underneath. When at market, you might want to ask first and then just peel off a corner (the way you might check for hardwood beneath a carpet).

Categories: Dining, Food & Drink