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Schuett Farms “Sweet” Sweet Corn is finally ready!

Schuett Farms “Sweet” Sweet Corn is finally ready!

We started this morning picking in a new batch of very sweet Sweet Corn! The ears are huge and taste great! I think it is even sweeter than the stuff we had earlier this week.

My personal favorite cooking recipe for corn is….. the quick and simple method.
How to cook Sweet Corn?
Bring water to a boil on the stove.
Peel corn and place in boiling water.
Once the water comes back to a boil, let the corn boil for about 3-4 minutes.
Take the corn out of water and let it cool before eating.
Of course I like to apply butter and salt before eating.

ENJOY!!!

2013 Sweet Corn | Mukwonago Wisconsin Family Farm

2013 Sweet Corn | Mukwonago Wisconsin Family Farm

Our sweet corn is growing perfectly and is super sweet!!
Sweetest sweet corn in Mukwonago Wisconsin Waukesha Family Farm
Here’s a cute little video of Aubrey hard at work, picking sweet corn :)
Aubrey Picking Sweet Corn | Mukwonago WI Schuett Farm

Last night we had a birthday party so we fired up our turkey deep fryer! We shucked 2+ dozen corn and boiled water in the deep fryer. After we put the corn in and the water came back to a boil we let it continue to boil for 4 minutes….. perfection!! Could not have been easier :)

Sweet Corn is Ready!!!

Sweet Corn is Ready!!!

The drought is making it difficult to pick the corn. Right now, we don’t have as much corn ready to pick each morning as we would like so if you want corn please come early to make sure it isn’t sold out. All of our corn is bicolored this year and as always we do not spray the corn field with any pesticides!! Last year Hwy 83 was under construction so we weren’t able to sell at the farm but this year the highway is completely finished so all corn sales will take place at the farm. We are on Highway 83, north of Mukwonago, between Hwy I and Hwy X.
Waukesha Mukwonago Milwaukee Wisconsin Produce Farm Sweet Corn Family Farm

If you need a large order – more than 10 dozen – please give Brian a call (262.470.4348). He will have your order bagged and ready to pick-up.

Here are a few “Must-Haves” for your sweet corn…

A clean, convienent way to spread butter:

Fun little dishes, the perfect size and shape!

Sweet Corn Update

Sweet Corn Update

We’re *about* 3 weeks away from our first taste of fresh sweet corn! We need rain, rain, and more rain to go along with this heat to make it grow!!!
Sweet corn field in Mukwonago Waukesha Wisconsin in late spring.

A single sweet corn plant starting to grow in the field in Mukwonago, Wisconsin, near Waukesha.

Planting Sweet Corn | Mukwonago Produce Farm

Planting Sweet Corn | Mukwonago Produce Farm

This spring we have had an unseasonable number or warm days! Most years we start to plant sweet corn during the last week of April but this year we started at the beginning of April. This is a risk because if we get a frost after the corn grows above the ground it will all die! I can’t remember a year when local sweet corn has been ready to pick before the 4th of July but this year might be the year!!

The first corn we planted has a 74-day maturity period should give us sweet corn in mid-June. However, I’m not confident this will be the case! The 74-day maturity period is an estimation that depends on growing conditions. In order for the seed to germinate the soil needs to be at least 55 degrees and optimal air temperatures should be between 60-95 degrees.

We plant a few different varieties of corn whose estimated maturity time ranges from 74-84 days. This year we are planting all bi-color sweet corn based off your feedback on taste and sweetness. If you are planting your own sweet corn in your garden there are a few things you need to keep in mind. Different varieties of sweet corn need to be isolated from each other to avoid cross pollination.  This can be done in a couple of ways; one is to plant the different varieties at least 14 days apart because then they will not be tasseling (pollination occurs when the corn is tasseling) at the same time which is when the pollination occurs. Another option is to plant the sweet corn in different physical locations.

We plant sweet corn with a small 4 row planter. The rows are 30” apart and a seed is planted every 9inches. I usually plant the seeds between 1-2” deep. We plant a few rows every 5-7days to avoid all of the sweet corn being ready to pick at the same time. The biggest challenge of planting this often is trying to guess when the next rain fall will come – we can’t plant when the field is too wet – so we can have a consistent harvest of corn throughout the season!

The pictures below is of 74-day maturity sweet corn which was planted about 30 days ago!

A tine sweet corn produce plant a few inches high in Wisconsin

A sweet corn field just starting to grow in Waukesha County Wisconsin

Sweet Corn seed starting to grow on a farm in Mukwonago Wisconsin

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Sweet Corn

Sweet Corn

The sweet corn is ready!!! We are located just east of Hwy 83 on County Road I in Mukwonago, WI this year due to road construction in front of the farm.

Enjoy the corn!!

2011 Sweet Corn

2011 Sweet Corn

With the road construction on Highway 83 we will be selling sweet corn. The stand will be on Highway I just east of Highway 83.  The sweet corn is a little late this year so it should be ready in a week or two.  So…. Check back frequently and we will post when its ready.

Sweet Corn 2010

Sweet Corn 2010

The sweet corn is ready!!! We’re still located in about 4 miles north of Mukwonago on hwy 83 (south of hwy 59 and north of hwy I). The corn is picked fresh EVERY morning – and often throughout the day as needed. Fresh sweet corn makes a huge difference – I don’t know of any other farm in the area where you are guaranteed to get corn picked the same day.

None of the corn has been sprayed with chemicals – no pesticides!!!

Email or call for requests for large orders (over 10 dozen)

Enjoy – the season is short!!

…you know it’s perfect and tender when a baby with only half of her front teeth can eat it without a problem!


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