We’re All Ears!
Why are they called “ears” of corn? “Ear” comes from the ancient word “ahs,” which meant “husk of corn.” The ear is also referred to as a “cob” and is the part of the corn plant that contains kernels. Sweet White Jersey Corn is still available at Muzzarelli Farms as it is harvested from July through the first frost of the year (usually in October).
The arrival of September brings cooler weather and autumnal dishes for many South Jersey kitchen tables. Corn is a favorite crop here at Muzzarelli Farms every fall, and this month we will look at the origins of this fall favorite.
Corn is a domesticated crop that originated here in the Americas and is one of the most widely distributed crops in the world. Today it is used as livestock feed, human food, biofuel and raw material for industry.
Corn was first domesticated in Mexico about 10,000 years ago when Native Americans taught European colonists how to grow the indigenous grains. Christopher Columbus introduced the crop to Europe, and corn quickly spread to other areas of the world. Corn is grown somewhere in the world nearly every month of the year!
You can count on two things taking over the social landscape every September: pumpkin spice and corn. While the former makes its way into coffee flavorings and candle scents everywhere you go, the latter can be found both in the form of food and fall decor. In both cases, Muzzarelli Farms has what you need.
Sweet white corn from Muzzarelli Farms can be boiled or roasted on the cob, creamed and cooked in puddings, griddle cakes, cornbread, scrapple and more.
Corn stalks used for fall outdoor décor (along with pumpkins, gourds, and hay for stuffing your scarecrow) are also available here at our stand on East Oak Road in Vineland.
How do you like to cook and serve your corn? Come pick up yours today while it’s in season here at Muzzarelli Farms. Click here for our contact information.