Veggie Unearthed: Zellwood Sweet Corn
Your corn came to us from Long & Scott Farms in Mount Dora, FL — Less than 100 miles of most our customers’ homes.
If corn spikes your GMO fears, you have nothing to worry about when it comes to Zellwood Sweet Corn! Eating non-GMO has it’s obvious health benefits, but growing non-GMO corn has it’s disadvantages for the farmer. It’s much more difficult to fight bugs and it has a higher risk of crop failure. But at Long & Scott Farms, they run their business according to the idea “The farmer is the original environmentalist.” They grow hybrid seed varieties (Please read again…No GMO’s!), utilize beneficial insects in addition to their integrated pest management system, and scout their crops often for any issues. We are lucky to have this farm here in Florida!
Now don’t be disappointed in the size of the corn. It’s just matter of Mother Nature! This tender crop will be smaller than the spring crop due to the shorter days. Basically, the corn has less time to soak up the sun and grow as large. But you’ll get past the littler ears when you bite in!
Here are a few recipes to get you started:
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!