Farmers Will Begin Picking Sweet Corn This Week

sweetcornGRIMES, Iowa – If sweet corn is a family favorite, you should be on the lookout for it this week.

Grimes Sweetcorn will begin picking the Iowa staple on Tuesday.

They expect to sell it at stands throughout central Iowa by the end of the week.

Growers typically try to get the corn picked by 4th of July weekend.

However, most sweet corn was planted about two weeks late due to a cool, wet spring.

Sweet corn from southern states has been on the shelves of grocery stores for months.

The Christenson family who operates Grimes Sweetcorn says you can’t beat a locally grown product.

“Stores can get in some quality corn from the southern states, but basically you’re dealing with a longer lag from when it was picked and when you get it to your table. When you’re buying good Iowa sweet corn, typically it’s been picked very close to the time you buy it and eat it and that great Iowa soil makes it fresh. That makes all the difference,” said Michelle Christenson, co-owner of Grimes Sweetcorn.

Grimes Sweetcorn lists where all of its sweet corn stands are located on their website.

Visit www.grimessweetcorn.com for more information.

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