Last updated on October 14, 2018 by Liza Hawkins
Imperfect, heirloom, colorful, natural varieties of like old fashioned corn and other produce are truly the best tasting AND best looking.
Yesterday Jack spent the day at my parents’ homestead and when I dropped him off in the morning they told me that there was extra corn from their garden if we wanted any.
Of course I wanted some; who doesn’t want corn on the cob in August?
But they warned me that this corn was “old fashioned corn” and probably not what we’re used having to from larger scale farms or grocery stores.
They were right! It was very different; it was (gasp!) imperfect, less sweet, a little chewy, FRESH and delicious.
It makes you wonder just how much our food has changed over the recent centuries.
Not just corn, but produce in general is bigger, sweeter, crisper, and more perfect. Perfect. Really though?
I’d wager that the imperfect, heirloom, colorful, natural varieties of produce like this old fashioned corn are truly the best tasting AND best looking.
What do you think?
You can find my mothers heirloom and saved seeds for sale on Etsy at gardengatefarmer.etsy.com.