I’ve debated about joining a CSA for the growing season and this year, I decided as usual to take my chances going to farm stands for vegetables and fresh corn when it’s in season. Berberian’s Farm is about 20 minutes drive from my house and today, I was especially impressed with the produce – locally grown at the farm and picked at the peak of perfection – small beautiful eggplants, rosy radishes, patty pan squash, golden beets and of course ears of their wonderfully sweet butter and sugar corn. (They also have Silver Queen white corn later in August which is even sweeter and more succulent than the B&S they have now.)
This armful of freshness cost less than $15.00! The end of July and beginning of August is sweet corn season – and some years, we’ve had it available all the way to November, believe it or not! Rolled on a stick of chilled unsalted Kerrygold butter and sprinkled with Maldon Salt, bathed in freshly ground peppercorns: this is heaven for everyone – whether you’re going on vacation in August or staying home like us to savor the bounty of Mother Earth in the peak of summer! YAY!