First Corn Appears in Farmers' Markets

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Even the chalkboard is excited.

The first ears of corn rolled into area farmers' markets today, and the silk-clad beauties showed up at both Abingdon Square and Union Square Greenmarkets. The first corn of the year flaunts big white kernels (no bi-color or yellow yet), and is surpassingly sweet, with ears that show no bruising or blight.


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White wins the corn race.


The first corn comes from South Jersey, specifically from farms around Bridgeton in the deep south of the state, which, strangely enough had a classic plantation economy in the early 19th century.

Predictably, at three ears for $2, the corn is on the expensive side. Look for prices to drop down to the usual two or three ears for a dollar in mid-July.


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Corn display at Abingdon Square


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Union Square Greenmarket

Broadway at E. 17th St., New York, NY

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