Mia Teal

Marketing Coordinator, Paid Media

It’s National Corn Month, and we think that is something to celebrate! We’ve been partnering with local corn farmers here in the Northeast since 1932. Corn is one of our region’s top agricultural products. Our farmers love to eat this local treat fresh-off-the-stalk, and so do we!

Leading up to the month of July, our corn takes quite a journey. During the month of May when local farmers are tending to their fields, we will tap into Florida’s sweet corn season and supply those delicous ears. Fast forward to June and we start to move up the coast into the state of Georgia. While we are getting corn from here, our local corn has started to sprout. Exciting things await!

Finally, the month of July comes and we are popping with excitement (pun intended)! The first half of the month, we move even further up the coast to North Carolina and Delaware, since their corn season is in full swing. However, by mid to late July, our local sweet corn season is finally underway! This lasts only until mid September, but we enjoy every minute of our corn season. Let’s take a look at a few local suppliers.

Shaul Farms: 

We are proud to partner with Shaul Farms located in Fultonham, New York. Amazingly, eleven generations have worked on this farm. They produce cider and vegetables.

Paul Mazza Farms:

We are proud to partner with Paul Mazza Farms located in Colchester, Vermont. For 38 years, Paul Mazza Farms’ goal is to connect the community to fresh local foods.

Check out some summertime recipes you can make with our locally sourced corn!

Mexican Street Corn: Have you ever tried Mexican Street Corn? Well, now you can with this easy and delicious recipe!

home.grown. Corn Fritters: This meal is similar to fried dough with a savory cornmeal-based batter. Try our PICS Cheese varieties or PICS Maple Syrup to go on top.

Grilled Shrimp, Corn, & Tomato Rolls with Lime Mayo: This will be a summertime favorite! Top with fresh cilantro for a burst of flavor. 

Summertime Steak Lettuce Wraps: Craving a taco but don’t want the shell? Try these lettuce wraps with similar ingredients as your traditional taco. As always, feel free to add or omit any item.

Written by: Tyler Blance Produce Merchandising It’s August in the Northeast, and the tassels on the corn stalks are swayin’ in the breeze!  Locally grown sweet corn is in full-swing this time of year, and we couldn’t be more excited about it.LocalCornS At Price Chopper, we’re big on supporting local farmers and growers- we’ve been working with many of our farmers for decades!  Our locally grown produce program encompasses a large variety of fruits and vegetables grown right here in the Northeast, but we get extra excited about sweet corn. We have local growers that supply us corn straight from the farm to various stores in New York, Pennsylvania, Vermont, Massachusetts and Connecticut, as well as our warehouse.  Additionally, we support a variety of different smaller-sized sweet corn growers, from Pennsylvania up to the northernmost sections of New York and Vermont and down into Connecticut, and each of these growers means a lot to us.  After all, we’re a business local to the Northeast, so we make it a priority to support growers (like small sweet corn growers) in the communities we’re a part of, and we’ve done so for a long time. GrabowskiFarmTake small town, third generation farmer Frank Grabowski of Castleton, Vermont for example.  When the nearby Rutland Price Chopper opened its doors to the public in the early 90’s, Frank began delivering us his hand-picked sweet corn, grown just a few miles from the store.  Every summer since then, Grabowski Farm sweet corn has been trucked up the road to our Rutland store for customers to enjoy.  Nowadays, the farm still runs the same “mom ‘n pop” way, with the addition of Frank’s son and recently his grandson, and the delivery addition of our West Rutland store, located right next to some of Frank’s corn fields! This summer, make sure to enjoy plenty of sweet corn, especially local sweet corn. And if you’re in the Rutland area, visit Frank Grabowski’s farm stand, located on Old Route 9 just past the West Rutland Price Chopper! Stop by our locally grown pinboard on Pinterest to check out more of our local growers!