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Aug 16, 2023 23:47:33   #
Mauwehu Loc: Norwalk Ct
 
Every summer I look forward to fresh fruit and vegetables. I love fresh corn. There is a trend in southern New England that annoys the crap out of me….peeling fresh corn a couple of inches and putting it back.
I stopped at the store today to buy some corn for dinner. There was an older woman at the corn table peeling back the husks, inspecting the corn and putting it back. She had peeled about 20 ears already and there was no stopping her.
So I asked —what are you doing?
She answered—I want to make sure they’re good and I want small kernels.
I said—-Well mam, Please stay away from the dam bananas! She smirked and walked away “cornless”.
Does this happen where you live?

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Aug 16, 2023 23:54:23   #
saw1 Loc: nor cal Windsor
 
Mauwehu wrote:
Every summer I look forward to fresh fruit and vegetables. I love fresh corn. There is a trend in southern New England that annoys the crap out of me….peeling fresh corn a couple of inches and putting it back.
I stopped at the store today to buy some corn for dinner. There was an older woman at the corn table peeling back the husks, inspecting the corn and putting it back. She had peeled about 20 ears already and there was no stopping her.
So I asked —what are you doing?
She answered—I want to make sure they’re good and I want small kernels.
I said—-Well mam, Please stay away from the dam bananas! She smirked and walked away “cornless”.
Does this happen where you live?
Every summer I look forward to fresh fruit and veg... (show quote)


Yep, fraid so. I reckon it's universal.

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Aug 17, 2023 00:13:44   #
Mauwehu Loc: Norwalk Ct
 
saw1 wrote:
Yep, fraid so. I reckon it's universal.


Dam Saw, California too? In Northern New England it doesn’t happen.

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Aug 17, 2023 01:19:40   #
DCGravity Loc: Fairfax, VA (by way of Cleveland OH)
 
Mauwehu wrote:
Every summer I look forward to fresh fruit and vegetables. I love fresh corn. There is a trend in southern New England that annoys the crap out of me….peeling fresh corn a couple of inches and putting it back.
I stopped at the store today to buy some corn for dinner. There was an older woman at the corn table peeling back the husks, inspecting the corn and putting it back. She had peeled about 20 ears already and there was no stopping her.
So I asked —what are you doing?
She answered—I want to make sure they’re good and I want small kernels.
I said—-Well mam, Please stay away from the dam bananas! She smirked and walked away “cornless”.
Does this happen where you live?
Every summer I look forward to fresh fruit and veg... (show quote)


Okay, I confess to being guilty of pulling (but not tearing) a couple layers of husk back an inch to take a peek, but I cover it back up. That's how my mom did it.

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Aug 17, 2023 05:08:22   #
flyguy Loc: Lake Onalaska, Sunfish Capitol of the World!
 
Mauwehu wrote:
Every summer I look forward to fresh fruit and vegetables. I love fresh corn. There is a trend in southern New England that annoys the crap out of me….peeling fresh corn a couple of inches and putting it back.
I stopped at the store today to buy some corn for dinner. There was an older woman at the corn table peeling back the husks, inspecting the corn and putting it back. She had peeled about 20 ears already and there was no stopping her.
So I asked —what are you doing?
She answered—I want to make sure they’re good and I want small kernels.
I said—-Well mam, Please stay away from the dam bananas! She smirked and walked away “cornless”.
Does this happen where you live?
Every summer I look forward to fresh fruit and veg... (show quote)


When you said strip, I thought you were talking about fly fishing.

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Aug 17, 2023 05:33:10   #
troyfrd1 Loc: Hampstead,NC
 
They do it here in NC. Especially In Walmart. I always go to the Farmers Market and buy a bushel and I am done. We cook it eat some and the rest goes in the freezer.

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Aug 17, 2023 06:27:44   #
OJdidit Loc: Oak Creek Wisconsin
 
We do it in WI, but 2-3 ears to make sure it was picked after full development of the kernels to the end of the cob.

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Aug 17, 2023 08:18:00   #
Flytier Loc: Wilmington Delaware
 
If you pay attention you can tell maturity by the feel from the outside.

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Aug 17, 2023 08:29:41   #
troyfrd1 Loc: Hampstead,NC
 
Flytier wrote:
If you pay attention you can tell maturity by the feel from the outside.


So true. Most people want to open it up.

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Aug 17, 2023 10:50:49   #
Mauwehu Loc: Norwalk Ct
 
troyfrd1 wrote:
So true. Most people want to open it up.


From the entries so far it looks like it’s universal. It costs 50 cents to a dollar an ear. Maybe the more expensive it is the more people look. I’ve been to farm stands that give you an extra one when you buy a dozen. I tend to think about all the work the farmer did to get it there and I feel lucky to have it. I still haven’t seen anyone strip corn at a farm stand in front of the farmer.

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Aug 17, 2023 11:49:40   #
troyfrd1 Loc: Hampstead,NC
 
Mauwehu wrote:
From the entries so far it looks like it’s universal. It costs 50 cents to a dollar an ear. Maybe the more expensive it is the more people look. I’ve been to farm stands that give you an extra one when you buy a dozen. I tend to think about all the work the farmer did to get it there and I feel lucky to have it. I still haven’t seen anyone strip corn at a farm stand in front of the farmer.

I have not seen it yet either. Most of the time they will have a few already stripped back.

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Aug 17, 2023 12:08:10   #
Mauwehu Loc: Norwalk Ct
 
troyfrd1 wrote:
I have not seen it yet either. Most of the time they will have a few already stripped back.


That’s true!

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Aug 17, 2023 13:24:48   #
DCGravity Loc: Fairfax, VA (by way of Cleveland OH)
 
Flytier wrote:
If you pay attention you can tell maturity by the feel from the outside.


The problem is a person who doesn't live or didn't grow up near a cornfield might've never been shown how to be able to tell what's ripe and what isn't by feel alone.

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Aug 17, 2023 13:35:09   #
troyfrd1 Loc: Hampstead,NC
 
DCGravity wrote:
The problem is a person who doesn't live or didn't grow up near a cornfield might've never been shown how to be able to tell what's ripe and what isn't by feel alone.


Yes so true but most do it because their parents or someone taught them but wrong. My personal feelings are most do what mom and dad did. We are living in the generational time where children had children and was not taught properly. A child cannot raise a child. Therefore there’s no respect and accountability for one’s actions which an amount to the fact I do/ say what I want. You can’t tell me nothing I am grown. You can’t tell me what to do. You ain’t my parents. Children today which some has become adults already is about Me,ME, ME and you can’t tell them no different. I still believe that there will come a time when we all shall see a difference in our world. I just pray I am here to see it. My point in this is that when we all realize we are not always right and God created us to HELP one another because Y-O-U don’t know everything. It’s like help me help you. First take responsibility for your actions. Then LEARN.

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Aug 17, 2023 13:49:37   #
DCGravity Loc: Fairfax, VA (by way of Cleveland OH)
 
troyfrd1 wrote:
Yes so true but most do it because their parents or someone taught them but wrong. My personal feelings are most do what mom and dad did. We are living in the generational time where children had children and was not taught properly. A child cannot raise a child. Therefore there’s no respect and accountability for one’s actions which an amount to the fact I do/ say what I want. You can’t tell me nothing I am grown. You can’t tell me what to do. You ain’t my parents. Children today which some has become adults already is about Me,ME, ME and you can’t tell them no different. I still believe that there will come a time when we all shall see a difference in our world. I just pray I am here to see it. My point in this is that when we all realize we are not always right and God created us to HELP one another because Y-O-U don’t know everything. It’s like help me help you. First take responsibility for your actions. Then LEARN.
Yes so true but most do it because their parents o... (show quote)


OK, didn't know an ear of corn was that important to you

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