Sweet corn highlights late summer | Food and Cooking

The weather can pose many challenges for corn growers, said Herr, who lost a portion of his early plantings after an April frost.

He’s been growing corn for about 20 years on his family farm and plants roughly 60 acres of sweet corn that he supplies to a variety of vendors, ranging from farm stands to grocery stores.

VanDerGriend said that the recent heat wave contributed to an abundance of fresh corn that is very sweet, which has resulted in a temporary price drop. Normally $5.50 a dozen at his stand, the corn will be $3 a dozen through Tuesday