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Let's have an update, who is getting it?

 

I know down in Delaware it has been around for a couple weeks, as Striper Releaser gave me some when I saw him on the way home from Hatteras.

 

But let's follow it north.

 

Haven't seen any here yet, my local farmstand is still getting it from Georgia. Hopefully this week or next they will get some from Western Mass or RI, and their own following it a week or so later.

 

Whatchya got?

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We have had it for two weeks in W MA!

It's the earliest I can remember. It started from a grower in Northern CT and then 3 days later it was ready from a grower in Chicopee, and shortly thereafter, Hadley.

 

Oh yea, it is worth the wait, and it is goood!!!!!!!!!!!!! heart.gifdrool.gifdrool.gif

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We've had it for almost 3 weeks now. The stand I get it from is charging $3.95 and from what I'm hearing its roughly between $3.50 and $4 at other places.

 

This year he grew a new type called Snowy Owl or something along those lines and Silver Queen.

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It's here in Jersey. White, yellow and bicolor.

$2.00 for a half dozen ears.

It's a bit steep, but it is sweet and the ears are well filled out.

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guy down the road from me has it at his veggi stand. I got it twice so far until the ones in the back yard are ready biggrin.gif . 2 bucks for 6 is what he is charging.

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View PostSilver Queen is the absolute best heart.gif Got to wait another 2-3 weeks though!

 

 

 

Compared to what? I'll disagree. Some of the different stuff out here they grow blows silver queen out of the water. Not sure if they grow the different kinds in NJ like they do here or not but IMO there are better brands then silver queen out here.

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View PostCompared to what? I'll disagree. Some of the different stuff out here they grow blows silver queen out of the water. Not sure if they grow the different kinds in NJ like they do here or not but IMO there are better brands then silver queen out here.

 

 

 

Give em up please, aint nothing better in the summer than a nice ear of sweet corn on the bbq.

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View PostGive em up please, aint nothing better in the summer than a nice ear of sweet corn on the bbq.

 

I'll have to find out for sure what he has done the last couple years. The new stuff this year IMO is 10x sweeter then silver queen.

 

 

There is also different ways to prep it before you cook that helps to. wink.gif

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Yup, we got it here in Grafton. My cousin's farm had it for the 4th and are still picking. Took a ride on the 4-wheeler and picked a dozen. Was in the water within 15 minutes of being picked! drool.gif

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Not many Jersey farmers grow the real "Silver Queen" anymore. It had issues with stability and it has been hybridized again for commercial growers. They still call it that though because people expect to see it on the roadside market stands.

 

The Trenton Farmers Market has a few vendors selling what is labeled as Silver Queen. It is quite good, but the flavor is noticeably different than the real deal. I bought 6 ears yesterday along with some fresh local string beans. I roasted the corn, steamed the beans with butter, salt and pepper, and plated them alongside grilled dry aged Angus NY Strip steaks. I had a scoop of vanilla ice cream smothered with wedges of fresh local peaches for dessert.

At the moment, I just can't think of a better mealdrool.gif

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Haven't seen them in the supermarkets yet and the weekly farm markets haven't started up yet. I expect to see them next week.

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