A bank thermometer we drove by on the way registered 99 degrees and all that pavement reflected even more heat. But we were on a quest for sweet corn- our first of the season. We decided a few years ago that is just isn't worth our time, effort and space to grow sweet corn. It is so readily available around here and with such wonderful quality that I don't bother fighting the raccoons for it in the garden.
So, we walked the market and purchased a dozen ears from a vendor who had the best price. As we continued, we struck up a conversation with another vendor who was trying to sell us more corn. She was asking a dollar more for 14 ears (as opposed to the 13 we already had) but then she uttered those fatal words... "If you buy a whole bag I'll cut you a really good deal" The whole bag she was talking about was an entire gunny sack of corn- you know, those bags that would hold a small child. And she was only asking $20, bag and all. With the heat there weren't as many customers as usual so she was worried about getting rid of what she had. So, guess what I've been doing!?
I've had a lot of sweet corn in my day. Let me tell you- this ranks up there with some of the best. And it's still really early in the season.