Tips for Organic Corn Season

Posted by Amy Levine on Aug 9, 2013 5:06:02 AM

 

Organic corn season is upon us

Boston Organics - Corn Shucking

Starting this week we're getting the first local organic corn of the season, courtesy of Lakeside Organics of Hadley, MA.

We want to remind everyone that organic corn, though exquisite, is very susceptible to pests, in particular silkworms. Unlike conventional growers, organic corn growers can't spray their fields with chemical pesticides, which is a big invitation for the little buggers to eat away.

Though a nuisance, the silkworms are harmless and tend to show up just on the tip of the corn from time to time. They feed on the abundance of silk that collects at the top of the stalks. Here at the warehouse we do our best to check each stalk before it goes out—you may notice someone has shucked the top of your corn for you (that was us)—but even with our efforts some impacted corn may still make it to you.

Don't let these little guys ruin your summer! If you find an unwanted friend in your corn, simply cut or break off the top and compost it. The rest is delicious sweet corn gold, great for grilling, steaming or boiling! See below for some of our favorite sweet corn recipes.

 

corn_3_prepared5_1080px.jpgPerfect Corn on the Cob

Nothing can take the joy out of corn season like overcooked corn on the cob. We've found the perfect recipe to make sure that you have perfectly tender, delicious kernels every time.

 

mexican_style_grilled_corn_7_plated2_1080px.jpgMexican-Style Grilled Corn

Spice up your corn with this flavorful and tangy recipe. Chili powder and lime juice complement the richness of the recipe's surprising secret incredient.

 

Boston Organics - Black Bean, Corn and Avocado Ranch SaladBlack Bean, Corn and Avocado Ranch Salad

Bring together the flavors of summer in this satisfying salad. Serve as a side or a light vegetarian meal.

 

 

Boston Organics - Zucchini TacosGrilled Zucchini Tacos

Tacos are one of our favorite food groups. Cilantro and raw corn add a freshness to the savory flavors of zucchini and tomatillo. Make sure you have the tastiest fresh tortillas around by ordering a package of Mi Tierra corn tortillas.

 

And now for a corny joke:

Corny Joke

We hope you enjoy the local sweet corn season!

 

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