There’s nothing better than locally grown Ontario corn, brought from the field straight to the corn cooker! This Friday, August 30th, you’re invited to the Haliburton County Farmers’ Market, from 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. for an old-fashioned corn roast.
This roast is not only a fundraiser for our market, but a great opportunity to check out the fresh local produce from all of our wonderful local farmers and vendors, as the sun sets on the summer, and the harvest gets into full swing.
We’ll also be offering live music this week too, as we welcome Fiddlers, Beth and Norris Johns who will entertain visitors at the market with their lively Celtic tunes and engaging sounds.
This is the last week the Haliburton Farmers Market will be in our Carnarvon location this season. Next week, September 7th, don’t forget we’ll be located in the Town of Haliburton at Rotary Beach Park, from 2pm – 6 pm. We hope to see you there!
To learn more about Corn, don’t forget to visit our ‘Weekly Events’ page!
Corn is a vegetable and each kernel of corn is a seed. Kernels grow on cobs in cylindrical rows. There are a lot of seeds in each ear too as typically, each ear of sweet corn holds 800 kernels, situated in approximately 15 rows.
Sweet corn was the result of a gene mutation in field corn. This mutation occurred in the 1800s when sugar was prevented from entering the kernel and being converted into starch.
When shopping for corn, etiquette should be observed! One faux pas is pulling back husks if you don’t intend to buy the ear. Look instead for signs of freshness – A light pale green stem with silks & ends just beginning to turn brown. Etiquette aside, the husk protects the kernels, keeping them fresh and moist as corn starts losing sweetness as soon as it’s picked.
So, come out to the Haliburton County Farmers’ Market this Friday, August 24th as we celebrate this vegetable that has been cultivated for a millennia. Visit our ‘Weekly Events’ page for more insight into corn, and some fantastic recipes, too!
To learn more about corn, especially about its rich history, please visit these links:
– Native American History of Corn
– All about maize
– The First People’s Corn
– Three Sisters Garden
– How and Why to Avoid GMO Corn