News & Views:  Sweet Corn (Out of Season) 

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Today, for Princeton Farmers’ Market, we plan to bring lots of muskmelon and blueberries. We also have a good supply of blackberries and garlic. We’ll also bring strawberry jam, our wildflower honey, some sweet corn, tomatoes, potatoes, and raspberries. Some Plow Creek Bakery goods will be for sale, too. Market opens at 3:00 on Main Street at Elm.

Our last two plantings of sweet corn did not produce decent ears, probably because of the weather. We are calling sweet corn season over.

Our white and yellow sweet corn is in. Sweet and delicious. Price is $5.50 / dozen. It is available at Princeton and LaSalle Farmers’ markets and at our Market Barn farm stand. We will soon have good quantities that we could sell for freezing. Ten dozen or more, pre-ordered, is $4.50 / dozen.

We are now between plantings. The ears on the first planting are too old and the ears on the second planting are immature. We may have corn for Saturday’s (8/2) markets, but probably not until Tuesday (8/5).

A cool spring delayed it, but we finally have sweet corn to sell at the market barn at the farm daily, as well as our markets in Princeton, Spring Valley, LaSalle, and Peoria. We have the sweet, bi-color, white and yellow variety.

Fall Red Raspberry season is underway, and you can find a good supply at Valley Flowers in Spring Valley Thursday from 8AM to 2PM. Sweet Corn, Tomatoes, Muskmelon, Bread, Cookies and Watermelon (5 varieties) will also be on display.

Back at the farm, Raspberry U-Pick will be open Thursday from 8AM to 8PM.

Know your tomatoes Thursday at Valley Flowers!  The tomatoes will put on a show from 8:30AM - 1PM.  Stop by to view our seven different home-grown varieties: Sunshine and Daybreak red slicers, Orange Blossom yellow slicers, Plum Crimson romas, Washington and Be My Baby cherries, and Brandywine, a large heirloom variety.

We also plan to bring a good supply of sweet corn (Lancelot, one of our favorite varieties), along with cantaloupe, sweet onions, garlic, new potatoes, green and yellow beans, and an increasingly colorful selection of peppers: green, red, yellow, jalapeno, banana and “chocolate.”  Berries are in short supply, but early arrivals may find some blueberries and blackberries.

Bread and cookies from Plow Creek Bakery will also join the party.

It’s beginning to look a lot like summer here at Plow Creek Farm. Stop by Valley Flowers in Spring Valley Thursday 8:30AM - 1PM to select your favorite colors and flavors: Blueberries, Red Raspberries, Blackberries, Sweet Corn, Cherry Tomatoes, Cantaloupe, Green Beans, Peas, Cucumbers, Zucchini, Lettuce, Potatoes, Garlic, Herbs and lots of other veggies. Plus, Bread and Cookies from Plow Creek Bakery.

We picked some sweet corn for Monday lunch. Delicious! I will be bringing a small load of sweet corn to Princeton Farmer’s Market Tuesday. Market opens at 8:30. I will also have blueberries, blackberries, red raspberries, cherry tomatoes, muskmelon, fresh garlic, green beans and other vegetables, and Plow Creek Bakery goodies.

We will have lots of watermelon and tomatoes at Princeton Farmers’ Market (8:30 - 2:00) and Peoria Riverfront (8:00 - noon) market. We also have sweet corn, Plow Creek Bakery goods, blackberries, red raspberries, muskmelon, red and green peppers, red and green cabbage, carrots, red and sweet onions, green onions, new potatoes, basil, beets, kale, leeks, cucumbers, eggplant, and swiss chard.

Look for a mid-summer selection Thursday morning (8:30-2) at Valley Flowers in Spring Valley and Thursday evening (4-7PM) in Wyoming. Blueberries, blackberries, sweet corn, muskmelon/cantaloupe, cherry and plum tomatoes, green and yellow beans, green pepper, cucumber, zucchini, onions and more. Spring Valley will also include bread and cookies from Plow Creek Bakery

The wait is finally over for fresh local sweet corn. Find it alongside blueberries, blackberries, cherry and plum tomatoes, cantaloupe/muskmelon, green peppers, green beans and a multitude of other vegetables Saturday at the Princeton Farmers’ Market, Peoria Riverfront Market and the Twin City Market in Sterling. The Princeton and Sterling markets will also feature bread and cookies from Plow Creek Bakery. Blackberry supply is limited this week and red raspberry supply very limited. Markets open at 8:00, Princeton at 8:30. We will also have sweet corn for sale in our Market Barn at the farm.

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