We almost didn’t go
after all, it was Saturday, we had gotten up later, and were feeling a mite lazy
But after a bit of gentle prodding, I got Blaise to get ready- we grabbed the dog, hopped in the car and headed to the Farmer’s Market at the Kenosha lakefront.
We have our regular stops–the sweet southern transplant who grows the most tender collard greens I have ever tasted. Each time we stopped at his booth he would give me a new recipe to use the collards, or a method to make gluten free cornbread taste amazing.
Then there is the egg guy who has the best organic brown eggs and wears the coolest shoes, they are the Vibram FiveFinger shoes and I can’t help but wish those were on my feet!
We usually stop by the Amish for a loaf of bread for Blaise, the guy who makes jalapeno jam, the kettle corn guy, and then wander around loading my market bag with tomatoes, onions, garlic, peppers, lettuce and sweet corn.
Until yesterday, I figured that all sweet corn was alike, that is, until the folks from Twin Garden farms offered me a sample of their RAW Mirai corn. Yes, I said raw! At first I hesitated and then thought it might be good for me to step out of my shell and do something new. Was I in for a shock–that raw corn was mouthwatering, succulent, and juicy. It was more like eating a tasty fruit than an ear of uncooked corn. Needless to say, we were sold and bought a dozen. Just 2 or 3 minutes in boiling water, slathered with butter and salt and we were in heaven.
We should have purchased more as it is gone already. Imagine, two people eating a dozen ears of corn in two days. It was that good and I know that we will be at the market earlier on Saturday to grab what we can and freeze some for the long, cold days of winter.
Admittedly most sweet corn is good, but I rarely eat it as it isn’t worth the corn stuck between my teeth, but truly, this stuff is worth the 40 yards of dental floss I had to use after dinner! If you get the chance, check this stuff out, you will not be disappointed!