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August in Chatham-Kent means we’re in the course of the harvest of scrumptious and nutritious vegatables and fruits that come from our many fields and farmers.

In our home, one of the vital anticipated summer season days is the beginning of candy corn season. Area-fresh candy corn is 1,000,000 occasions sweeter and tastier then cobs that have been picked and shipped many days and from many kilometres away.


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In celebration of this glorious plant, I believed I might share with you some details about the tender scrumptious candy corn.

The fruit of a corn plant is the kernels that develop on the cob of the corn plant.

The act of eradicating the leaves and silks (the dried up brown hair-like stuff on the finish of the ear) is known as husking. And enjoyable truth – an ear of candy corn will at all times have a fair variety of kernel rows!

Candy corn is in the identical household of crops as common area corn; it appears to be like just like the opposite sorts of corn, however is totally different each genetically and the stage during which it’s harvested in.

Candy corn is harvested when the ear is within the milky stage. Meaning the kernels usually are not but exhausting and starchy, however delicate and nonetheless comprise a liquid.

Candy is far sweeter then area corn on the similar stage of growth. This is because of naturally occurring recessive mutation within the plant’s genes which can be in control of the conversion of sugars to starches.

Some farmers in Chatham-Kent develop candy corn on the market both to a dealer in a retailer or on to the client. Corn offered this fashion is usually known as corn on the cob and is often offered by the dozen (12 ears).

Different farmers develop candy corn that’s contracted to a vegetable processing firm that harvests the corn after which both freezes or cans the kernels so we will benefit from the candy style of summer season all yr spherical.

Candy corn kernels are yellow, white or a mix of the 2, which is known as bi-colour or peaches and cream.

As quickly because the ear is picked, the sugars within the ear are beginning to flip to starch, starchy candy corn shouldn’t be the style we’re in search of so be sure you choose contemporary ears when out getting your dozen for supper.

Our favorite option to eat candy corn is boiled in salted water after which coated with butter and a sprinkling of salt. An in depth second is corn grilled on the barbecue after which flavoured within the fashion of Mexican Elote with mayonnaise and chile powder. Nonetheless you favor to eat it, be sure you get some contemporary native Chatham-Kent candy corn whereas it’s contemporary.

Chris White lives in former Harwich Township subsequent door to the place he grew up. White has been employed in agri-business for 20 years. He’s enthusiastic about meals and rural communities and agriculture. He will be reached at [email protected]

Do not forget that right here in Chatham-Kent ‘We Develop for the World’.  Take a look at our group’s agriculture web site at: wegrowfortheworld.com

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