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Relleke Farms | Granite City, Illinois | Dierbergs Partner Since 1986

Meyer Farms | Granite City, Illinois | Dierbergs Partner Since 1983


Corn Tips

How to Pick

For an ear of corn with the husk on, its tassels should be brown and slightly sticky. You should be able to feel plump evenly spaced kernels through the husk.

How to Store

To keep corn fresh the longest, store the ears of corn still in their husk in the refrigerator.

How to Remove Husk

Microwave corn in husk for 3 minutes. Remove from microwave and place on a cutting board. Cut ¼ inch off the bottom of the ear of corn. Grab the top of corn with the tassels and husk and slowly start squeezing the ear of corn down along the husk so the ear of corn slides out of the husk bottoms. This should remove most of those pesky silks.


Homegrown at Home

[Photo: Spiced butter served with grilled corn.]

Simple & Satisfying

  • Serve grilled or boiled ears of corn with flavored butters.
  • Remove corn kernels from ears and add raw kernels to salads, salsas, chilies, soups, tacos, and stir-fries.

[Photo: Close up of Candied Corn on a plate.]

With a Twist

Candied Corn
  • Corn Kernels removed from 5 ears of corn
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
Preheat oven to 400F. Line a sheet tray with non-stick foil. Toss corn kernels with oil, sugar, and salt. Place coated corn kernels on a sheet pan and roast for 30-35 minutes or till golden brown and crispy. Allow to cool and enjoy as a snack. Or even better, try on ice cream with caramel sauce.


Homegrown Corn Recipes