When will you have sweet corn? Since this has been the most frequently asked question this 4th of July week, we decided we would rather get corn for you than to keep answering the questions!! So, since our corn is not ready, we are bringing it in fresh for the weekend from a farm in Northern Indiana. It is bi-color and tasty! We hope ours will be ready by next weekend.
Fixing sweet corn: The “latest and greatest” way to fix sweet corn, if you have not heard or tried it, is microwaving it. It is so much easier and does not leave any of the silk on! Here’s the simple directions: Do not husk, put it in the microwave for 4 minutes per ear. Remove with oven mitts (it will be hot!!) Put on a cutting board and slice off the bottom end (the sharp end where it is pulled off the stalk, not the end with the brown silks) Cut thru all of the husks and cob, then hold the ear of corn from the top (the brown silk end) and shake it out. The corn will slip easily out of the husks, no silk, and ready to eat!! If your would rather see the video that we wrote these directions from, check it out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YnBF6bv4Oe4
Plenty of vegetables: The heat has brought on lots of everything: green beans, peppers, potatoes, onions, kale, peas, zucchini, yellow summer squash, cucumbers, beets, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, radishes and herbs.
Blueberries: We are still picking blueberries from our field, we have them in quarts, pints, 10 pound and 5 pound boxes. It really helps us if you could call ahead if you need 5 or 10 pound boxes. 269-244-5690.
Baked goods: We will have all of the usual baked goods this weekend: pies, cookies, bread and cinnamon rolls. This is the time to get fresh blueberry pie while blueberries are in season.
Brandy House: Our brandy house is open every Saturday, from 1 – 4 for tasting and a tour. Please come out and visit!
We hope to see you soon and we thank you for buying local. We especially are thankful that everyone is still coming out despite the heat. A big thank you to our entire crew who continues to pick, harvest, clean and sell our produce everyday in the heat. Please continue to do a “rain and cool” dance or any other trick you may have to bring some much needed rain and a cool down.
Beth and everyone at Corey Lake Orchards