At just about this time of year, everyone is enjoying sweet corn. On the drive up to the weekend get-a-way or on the outskirts of town, there are signs dotting the landscape advertising Sweet Corn, Peaches & Cream Corn, Local Corn and so on and so forth.
At just about this time of year, everyone is enjoying sweet corn. On the drive up to the weekend get-a-way or on the outskirts of town,
there are signs dotting the landscape advertising Sweet Corn, Peaches & Cream Corn, Local Corn and so on and so forth.
The hunt is on for great corn…where do you find the best tasting corn? Well, with many years of being corn on the cob connoisseurs we think we have found the place and are happy to recommend it to you.
The Harris Farm is on the George Johnston Road in Minesing and has quite a longstanding reputation for their corn and they have a following of customers that come back year after year. The Farm is now in it’s 3rd generation and it is really a whole family affair. All of the kids are spending their summer holidays in the fields helping out with the harvest. Going back to school probably seems like a vacation to them. The neat thing is…the kids don’t seem to think anything of it. They were raised on a farm and that’s just the farm way of life. Their parents did it, their grandparents did it and now, they do it too and with pride on their faces. With over 300 acres of farmland to oversee, between two families, you don’t really appreciate how huge of a task this is until you are standing in the middle of the cornfield during harvest time. The corn crops are rotated and planting is staggered so that corn is fresh picked daily during harvest time. I had no idea that there are more than 15 different varieties of Peaches and Cream corn.
Not only can you get great corn in many varieties of peaches and cream, yellow corn and our favourite…white corn, but you can also find wax and green beans, tomatoes, onions, eggplants, red and white potatoes, cucumbers, squash, zucchini, fresh pies and on weekends…just about anything that grows in the ground. You can also pick up great fudge, possibly the best butter tarts around and home made jams.
So have a little fun with your kids…take them to The Harris Farm, pick up some of the best corn and ask if your kids can feed a cow a cob of corn and watch how freaked out they get when a cow chomps down of a cob of corn in one bite. It’s quite different than feeding a dog a biscuit for a deed well done!
The Harris Farm is located on the George Johnston Road in Minesing about 8kms south of Highway 26.