Where to Find Sweet Corn at The Downtown Farmers' Market
Sweet corn is here! Throughout July you will be able to find sweet corn from many of our Downtown Farmers’ Market vendors including Penick’s Sweet Corn, Westrum Produce and Schutt’s Garden Center.
Prices may vary a little but expect to pay around $7 per dozen.
Did you know you can microwave sweet corn if you only want to cook a few ears? Simply shuck the corn, wrap it in a damp paper towel and cook it for 1 minute for each ear of corn (do not cook more than four at once).
Can’t ‘Beet’ It
You’ll also be seeing lots of beets at The Market in July. Beets can be roasted and then used in salads or you can also pickle them. The greens can also be sautéed. Beets are a good source of vitamin C, iron and magnesium and are low in saturated fat and cholesterol. Putney’s and Ly Garden are just two of our vendors where you can buy beets for about $3 a bunch.
Cucumbers are another vegetable you’ll find in abundance in July. Buy smaller cucumbers and make refrigerator pickles or buy larger ones to slice and make into a sour cream and onion salad.
Occasionally you may get a cucumber that tastes bitter. That is because cucumbers release chemicals called cucurbitacins. Remove the bitterness by cutting the end off the cucumber and using the cut piece to rub the end of the cucumber. A foamy substance will come out of the cucumber. Repeat on the other end then rinse with water.
Patrick Cory Farms, Crooked Creek and Lee Farms are a few of the vendors that sell cucumbers. Large ones can often be purchased for $1 each or a get a tray of small cucumbers for $3.
From May to October, experience local artists, live music and entertainment at the Downtown Farmers’ Market featuring nearly 300 family farmers, bakers, artists and crafters from around the state. It’s easy to visit with plentiful and affordable street and ramp parking options.