Monona Farmers Market

Fresh, local, quality produce and other agricultural products in your community

This Week ~ August 9

Harvest Corn Boil

cornThere are few things better than summer sweet corn, especially served steaming hot and slathered with butter. This special treat is offered complimentary this Sunday. Corn will be served starting at 10:00 to whenever it runs out. Many thanks go to the Ladies Improvement Society and Litchfield Plumbing for sponsoring the event and to charter market vendor, Jim Nehmer, for donating the corn. Donations are welcome and will be used to support the market.

Take home some market fresh corn. Sweet corn is available for purchase at Nehmer’s Produce and Greenhouse booth and Emerald Meadows Family Farm booth. For that mouthwatering flavor it’s best to cook the corn the day it’s picked.

The Prairie Bayou Cajun Band will play the music of the Cajuns in Southwestern Louisiana. This all women band creates their sounds with guitar, bass, accordion, fiddle, percussion and vocals.

The free “Class in the Grass” offered by JOY in YOGA goes from 9:00 to 10:00 am. Bring a yoga mat if you have one.

Three ways to cook sweet corn

Boil it

Put a pot of water on the stove. While the water comes to a boil, husk your corn. Drop the corn into boiling water. Cover the pan and return water to a boil. Cook corn for 3-5 minutes or until tender.

Microwave it

Leave the corn in their husks and microwave them two at a time on HIGH for four to six minutes. Let the corn cool enough to handle and then remove husks and silk. (See YouTube video “Corn on the Cob in Microwave Oven”)

Grill it

On a medium-hot grill roast the ears of corn with husks still on. Turn occasionally until the outer husks are charred and toasted. This usually takes about 15 minutes. Let the corn cool enough to handle then strip off the husk.


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marketmanager • August 6, 2015

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