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.
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
You can take a few simple steps to keep your real tree looking great, smelling great, and holding its needles strong until Christmas and beyond!
At the farm we have all pre-cut Christmas trees. When you get your tree home you will want to cut about 1-2″ off the bottom of the tree. Cut at a slight angle to increase surface area. Immediately put the tree in a 5 gallon bucket filled with water. The tree will “drink” a lot of water, so leave it in the bucket for about 24 hours.
Take the tree directly from the 5 gallon bucket to the stand and fill it with water right away – never let the tree stand go dry!! If the base of your tree is dry for more than 30 minutes the sap will seal it so you should re-cut so the tree can continue to “drink”.
September 22 is opening day!!! Our website homepage is updated with maps, contact information, hours and more details – www.schuettfarm.com
We are also updating our facebook page with fun pictures and information throughout the season – “LIKE” us to get the updates and don’t forget to check-in when you arrive www.facebook.com/schuettfarms
This year we have…
A brand new corn maze – bring your Smartphone to check-in at each of the checkpoints. This is a super fun way to find your way through the maze!!
Relaxing hayrides around the farm
Pick-your-own pumpkins in the actual field where they grew… and are still growing
Pre-picked pumpkins, gourds, and squash, straw bales, corn stalk bundles, Indian corn, and snacks….
We are still scheduling group visits to the farm throughout the month if you have a class to bring on a fieldtrip, a scout group outing, corporate picnics, or birthday parties!! Give us a call 262.968.4348 or shoot us an email firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
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!