Nothing really compares to that first early corn that we crave so much after a long winter without it, but for the absolute best stuff, August and early September are when you find varieties that have the most flavor. Later varieties usually have ears that stay tender and sweet, even as they get huge - those are perfect for getting in the freezer for wintertime soups and side dishes. Just blanch them for a couple minutes, cut off the kernels and pop them into freezer containers - easy and so good.
They are also perfect for gracing your dinner plate alongside a nice juicy burger, or maybe an assortment of other garden fresh veggies. These Fresh Corn Fritters will go pretty nicely next to either one as well.
Larry's dad grew acres of sweet corn right here on the farm, and this time of year found them picking ears by the hundreds for local stores. We also saw a steady stream of U-pick customers dragging huge feed bags of corn in and out of the rows, as they took advantage of an inexpensive source for some of the best tasting corn anywhere on the planet.