CORN!

When your friend calls you and says she has access to a bushel of corn with no pesticides or chemicals, you say Yes please!  I was able to get to process it today. First I sorted out the ones I thought were most likely to look good for us and the folks at work I was sharing with.  The basket of the good ones.

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And then the not so pretty ones.

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I got myself set up on the porch, to start the long process of shucking.

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I love sharing my love of locally sourced food with anyone interested. I feel if people can taste the different they might be inclined to try and shop at a farmers market.  But I also know people don’t want to deal with the reality of no pesticides and chemicals, which means bugs and with corn, worms.  So they got corn that looked like this.

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Then I was in the kitchen blanching all the rest.

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That is my water bath canner, full of corn.  So how much corn does that end up being?

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3 cups in each bag, so 18 cups.  One bag of little cobettes for Madigan to enjoy.  There are a couple bags that are more like creamed corn, where the ones on the right are mostly kernels.

I know people like to argue about time, or money and how preserving foods for later is what a grocery store is all about.  I like making the effort to provide food for my family that I know how and were it was grown.