Robbie Sigona’s Produce Tips: Corn
- Getting corn from local farmers is great because it’s fresh. The sugars in corn start to convert to starch as soon as it’s picked, so corn is sweeter and more tender the fresher it is.
- Produce pros recommend leaving husks on the ears until you’re ready to cook, but we do offer the convenience of husking at our stores.
- Choose corn with husks that are tightly wrapped, grass green and slightly damp. The corn silk showing at the top can be dry but not rotting. The ends should appear fresh-cut.
- Keep corn in the fridge until you use it.
- Although it will hold up in the fridge for 5-6 days, it’s always best to eat corn as soon as possible after purchase.
- Corn is best from May through September.
- White corn is typically sweeter than yellow corn.
- Robbie Sigona is our produce buyer. He works with local farmers and scours the market for the very best in fresh fruits and vegetables — some you won’t find anywhere else.