Talk about the cream of the crop. Late summer ushers in Northern Michigan sweet corn season—and up here corn is crisp, juicy and super-sweet. Boil up a bunch this August and bring it to the table piled high (with honey lime butter—recipe below!).
We’re grateful to Taste the Local Difference, whose website features more than 1,900 Michigan farms, markets and other local growers and food purveyors. These local farms are growing fresh ears of sweet corn (click each farm to find out which restaurants and farmers markets sell their products).
5025 Six Mile Lake Rd., Ellsworth // 231-544-6189
Bill’s Farm Market
4450 East Mitchell Rd., Petoskey // 231-347-6735
Blue Patch Farms’ Old Schoolhouse Farm Market
4012 Marsh Rd., Kingsley // 231-218-5868
9339 Atwood Rd., Charlevoix // 231-588-6384
Cherry Bend Farm Market
9606 East Cherry Bend Rd., Traverse City // 231-946-5619
8118 North Long Lake Rd., Traverse City // 231-946-2985
Harris Family Farm
7356 Indian Hill Rd., Honor // 231-510-8455
Johnecheck Sweet Corn Farm
06902 Camp Daggett Rd., Boyne City // 231-582-7947
Long Acre Farms
9700 Ramsay Rd., Buckley // 231-633-5050
Maple Lane Produce
11258 Maple Lane Rd., Posen // 989-600-8523
Miller’s Northwoods Market
12467 Northwood Hwy., Bear Lake // 231-510-9787
Olds Brothers Maple Syrup
11499 Blackman Rd., Kingsley // 231-263-5683
3868 South Manitou Trail, Cedar // 847-271-6002
12161 South Coleman Rd., Empire // 231-228-5058
8550 W Empire Hwy., Empire // 231-633-9265
Youker Farm Market
4977 M 37, Grawn // 231-943-4003
Honey lime butter // Photo by David Weidner
We recommend slathering this delectable Honey-Lime Butter all over your Northern Michigan sweet corn.
In a small bowl, blend 1 cup softened salted butter from Shetler Family Dairy, 1/4 cup Sleeping Bear Farms Star Thistle Honey and 2 teaspoons grated lime zest. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator up to 2 weeks. (Also amazing on cornbread!)
P.S. A Corny Dad Joke 🙂
What did the baby corn call his dad? Popcorn!