Corn Country

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

They grow good corn here in Iowa.

At least that's what we've heard.

And if quantity is any sign of quality, it must be true. Because corn fields flank nearly every road and make up much of the scenery.

We decided to try the local corn out. Because honestly, Wal-mart corn just wasn't cutting it.

We made our way to the local farmer's market. I wish that I had brought my camera. The tables of heirloom tomatoes, and new baby squash, and jars overflowing with fresh cut bundles of herbs, and the backs of trucks filled to the rim with corn was beautiful.

We bought our dozen corn and went home and peeled it on the back porch, enjoying the evening.

Turns out, they're right.

The corn here is mighty good.


Karen said...

Hmmm...I might have to visit Iowa just to try it out!

There is a farmer's market-type of produce stand near the campus where I work. Their offerings are much cheaper and of a much better quality than what I can find at the supermarket. I love it!

Bonnie said...

Oooooh yum! Local corn and tomatoes are forever a favorite of mine.

Emma Lilly said...

yummy I love corn. found a quote you might like.

You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life.

-Albert Camus