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Monday, September 1, 2008

Hello, Sweet Corn!

We had a wonderful week of sharing produce! I practically sold out at the farmers market on Saturday. If you want a great farmers market atmosphere and lots of other things, like crafts and baked goods, come down to Gackle from 3-5pm on Satursdays. The market is held in the park and there are signs posted to get you there. It's a great time and a lot of people come early and stay late. This week delivery will be on Thursday, September 4th.

There was a happy dance in the Lake Garden when I knew the sweet corn was ready!!! My early variety is ready now and the late variety will be ready by the weekend. I have a lot of corn and it is delicious!!! Some friends of ours stopped to buy what they were told was sweet corn from a guy with a pickup full of it. They got it home, cooked it and sat down to enjoy it and discovered it was just field corn. What's the difference? Sweet corn is just that, SWEET and tender. You cannot tell the difference by looking at the cobs. I guarantee you are getting sweet corn!!!

Here are some tips when cooking sweet corn:
Do not add salt because it will toughen the corn. (Adding sugar, however, will enhance the sweetness.)
Cook the corn just long enough to tenderize it — a matter of minutes.
One method is to add husked ears to a pot of boiling water, cover it, and let the water return to a boil. Turn off the heat and let stand for five minutes. (You can leave it in the water for up to ten minutes.)

Sweet Corn 3 ears for $1.00
Cherry Tomatoes - $2.00 per sandwich bag
Peppers - 2 for $1.00 (please specify type)
Broccoli - $2.00 per head
Cabbage - $2.00 per head
Mesclun Salad Mix - $3.00 per bag
Swiss Chard - $3.00 per bag
Beets - $2.00 per bunch (6 beets in a bunch)
Zucchini - 4 for $1.00
Summer Squash - 4 for $1.00
New Potatoes - $2.00 per pound
Baby Romaine Lettuce - 1 gal bag - $3.00
Garlic - 2 plants - $1.00
Onion - 2 plants - $1.00
Shallot - 1 plant - $1.00

Please email your orders by 6pm on Wednesday for delivery on Thursday.
Thank you!!

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