The Morgan County-Decatur Farmers Market is pleased to announce Saturday, July 12, 2014, is Corn Day. From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., free samples of freshly boiled corn on the cob, along with butter, seasonings, and soft drinks, will be available for festivalgoers. In addition to an abundance of fresh fruit and vegetables for sale, Chef Jake Reed of Albany Bistro will be demonstrating and sharing cooking tips using fresh, local corn.
Whether you like it grilled, boiled, creamed, or roasted, plenty of freshly harvested corn will be available for purchase. The season for corn is only a few weeks, but the summer vegetable is excellent for freezing for year round consumption. Along with corn, there will be home-baked goods, flowering plants, and other fresh seasonal fruit and vegetables for sale.
Albany Bistro Chef Jake Reed will be preparing corn soufflé using fresh corn from the Farmers Market. The first demonstration is set for 10 a.m. with the second one following at 11 a.m. Free samples will be provided following each demonstration.
From 9 a.m. to noon, a Master Gardener will be on hand to answer gardening questions. The expert can help in identifying plants, providing information on soil testing, offering plant recommendations and assisting with pest management issues.
The Morgan County-Decatur Farmers Market, located at 211 First Avenue SE in Decatur, also celebrates Tomato Sandwich Day on July 26th, and Watermelon Day on August 16th.
For more information on Corn Day, call Manager Burl Slaton at 256.476.5595. For more information on the Morgan County-Decatur Farmers Market, visit them online on Facebook or at www.decaturfarmersmarket.org.