FRESH ONTARIO SWEET CORN

SWEET CORN AT HEATHERLEA

We all eagerly await sweet corn season! Our wonderful farmer friends at Welsh Brothers Sweet Corn from Scotland, Ontario grow some of the tastiest, sweetest, GMO-free sweet corn around.  Known for their Peaches and Cream Corn that’s bursting with flavour – it’s become a corn-connoisseur’s choice of corn!  Find their corn in our farm shop while in season, typically from the end of July to early September.

Looking for larger quantities for your next barbecue or corn roast? Call or message us with how many dozens you need to feed your hungry guests!  Also, include your preferred pick up date.

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WHERE TO BUY SWEET CORN?

Try finding locally sourced corn at a farmer’s market, farm shoppe (like Heatherlea!) or direct from the farmer. It’s worth tasting corn until you find a source you like, because not all sweet corn is the same! Did you know there are over 85+ varieties of sweet corn? There are many varieties that farmers can choose to grow, and they vary immensely in the flavour and sweetness.  Heatherlea partners with one of the best sweet corn producers in Ontario to bring you the very best sweet corn!

Come on by the shoppe for some corn, and you’re well on your way to happy grilling!

WHEN IS SWEET CORN SEASON?

Looking to get your hands on some fresh, Ontario sweet corn? Wondering when it’s in season? Keep reading!

Our sweet corn is harvested at the peak of its ripeness to ensure the perfect combination of sweetness, juiciness, and flavour. During harvest, sweet corn farmers look to see that the silk has browned, while the husk is still green. They will also inspect the kernels to see that they are fully formed. Kernels from a perfectly ripened cob of corn will release a liquid that is milky in appearance. If it is clear, the sweet corn is not ready for picking. If no liquid is released then the sweet corn is old and won’t be enjoyable to eat.

Sweet corn is ideally harvested in the morning while the temperatures are cooler. Our sweet corn farmers than use proprietary hydro-cooling methods to chill the corn which guarantees the sweetest most delicious sweet corn available!

Did you know that Peaches & Cream sweet corn is actually available in many different varieties? Some varieties have longer maturity dates which extends the growing season of sweet corn well into the autumn months.

So when is Ontario sweet corn in season? Our sweet corn season typically runs from late July through to October.

You can find sweet corn at the grocery store earlier in the season, but remember that imported corn can be tough and starchy due to the distance it has travelled (fresh is best!). So make sure you get your hands on some local sweet corn while it’s still around!

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