What’s hotter than record high temperatures?
Idaho sweet corn – the hottest crop to hit local farmers markets and grocers in the month of July!
Why is Idaho corn so tender and sweet? Our local sweet corn is picked fresh daily and available in most stores the very next day. This is critical as the sugars in corn turn to starch after the ear is picked from the stalk, so buying the freshest corn also means you are getting the sweetest corn on the market. Idaho’s fertile soils, irrigation water, hot, arid climate and long growing season means you can enjoy sweet corn all summer long into the beginning of fall! Idaho’s major sweet corn producers are located in the Southwestern and Southcentral regions of the state. Look for Idaho Preferred® sweet corn at your local farmers markets, roadside stands and grocery stores.
Sweet corn can be prepared in a variety of ways – boil it, microwave it or grill it! Add it to salsas, salads, pastas or enjoy it as a dish all on its own. Impress your guests at your next picnic with this simple sweet corn recipe: Barbecued corn with sour cream, lime and chili.
Idaho Preferred® sweet corn producers include:
- Blue Barn Produce – Caldwell, ID
- Crawford Farms – Payette, ID
- Kauffman Farm – Filer, ID
- The Berry Ranch – Nampa, ID
- Wissel Farms Inc. – Nampa, ID