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).

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

Bolt’s Farm
9339 Atwood Rd., Charlevoix // 231-588-6384

Cherry Bend Farm Market
9606 East Cherry Bend Rd., Traverse City // 231-946-5619

Hall Farms
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

Sonny’s Farm
3868 South Manitou Trail, Cedar // 847-271-6002

Stonyfield Acres
12161 South Coleman Rd., Empire // 231-228-5058

Youker Farm Market
4977 M 37, Grawn // 231-943-4003

Photo by Dave Weidner

Recipe: Corn with Honey-Lime Butter 

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, 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!

Photo(s) by Todd Zawistowski