fresh corn stand corn available in Kawartha Lakes

6 fresh corn stands in Kawartha Lakes

From the end of July to the end of September it’s corn season in Kawartha Lakes.

To help you pick up a dozen pieces of farm fresh corn here is a list of 6 popular corn stands in the region.

  1. Plum Creek Produce, 1520 Little Britain Road, Little Britain, ON
  2. Kennedy Farms, RR#4, Omemee, ON
  3. The Berry Patch, 1910 County Rd. 10, Cavan, ON
  4. Jackson’s Farm, 666 Lakehurst Road, Buckhorn, ON
  5. Leahy’s Farm & Market, 3267 Hwy 28, Douro-Dummer, ON
  6. Shadow Valley Farm, 390 Northline Road, Fenelon Falls, ON

How to pay for your corn stand corn

It’s a good idea to get some cash before you head over to your local Kawartha Lakes corn stand.

A few corn stands may have a mobile payment system on hand but most only take cash.

Another thing to keep in mind is that in addition to corn, many farm stands also sell other vegetables and fruit. So bring extra cash in case you decide to purchase your weekly veggies and fruits too.

How soon should you eat corn stand corn?

Corn gets its sweet taste from the natural sugars it possesses.

As soon as corn is picked, the natural sugars start to break down and turn into starch. Consequently, corn begins to lose its flavour.

So, if you want to enjoy the most flavourful Kawartha Lakes farm fresh corn, you should cook and eat it right away.

How to store farm fresh corn and preserve its flavour

If you’ve purchased your corn stand corn but won’t be cooking it up till later, you should store it in your refrigerator so it stays cool and humid. This will help prevent the corn’s natural sugars from breaking down and the corn from losing its sweet flavour.

To store your farm fresh corn in a refrigerator, do the following:

  1. Keep the corn cobs in their husks. The husks help prevent the corn from drying out.
  2. Place the corn (with husks still on) in a plastic bag. This will offer an additional layer of protection to help keep the corn moist. NOTE: Do not tie the bag tight. Tie it loose. This will allow air to circulate around the corn, preventing moisture build up.
  3. Place the bagged corn in the crisper of your fridge.

When properly stored, corn can be kept in your fridge for approximately 5 to 7 days.

4 ways to cook your corn stand corn

How to microwave corn

  • Pull out a microwave-safe dish.
  • Place the corn (still in the husk) on a dish and put in microwave.
  • Microwave for 3 to 4 minutes on high heat. Then let corn rest and cool down a little.
  • Remove husks and serve.

How to steam or boil corn

  • Place a vegetable steamer in a large pot.
  • Add water to the pot until it’s just below the steamer.
  • Place a lid on the pot and bring water to a boil. While this is taking place, husk the corn cobs.
  • When the water is boiling place corn cobs in the steamer. Put the lid back on the pot and let the cobs steam for 6 minutes. Then remove the cobs from the steamer and serve.

How to barbecue corn

  • Take corn still in its husk and soak in water for 30 minutes.
  • Fire up the BBQ.
  • Once the BBQ is at a medium-high heat, place corn (still in husks) on the grill. Close lid.
  • Open the lid every few minutes and turn the corn. Grill corn for approximately 20 minutes and then serve.

How to cook corn on an open fire

  • Follow the same steps as outlined above in “How to barbecue corn”, except you will be placing the corn stand corn directly on the campfire coals or on a grill over the camp fire.

How much corn stand corn can you eat?

If you’re counting calories, it’s good to know that an average ear of corn is equal to 83 calories.

That’s not too bad when you consider a regular hotdog in a white bun is around 270 calories and a hamburger in a white bun is approximately 425 calories.

In other words, if you would like two pieces of corn stand corn you can indulge guilt-free.

Compliment your corn with a local Kawarthas craft beer

Pick up a few cold ones from one of the producers mentioned in our Kawartha Lakes breweries adventure article.

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