Market Look-For’s

  • Fresh looking greens and tassels of unshucked corn
  • Peel back the husk to find bright plump kernels


  • The longer corn is stored the more of its sugars will convert to starches, so eating quickly is best
  • If you need to store, keep in a paper bag either on the counter or in the fridge


  • If you see a wormhole on either the top or the bottom of the ear, there is most likely a corn worm inside. They don’t do too much damage (probably ate a few of the kernels) and are a good sign that the corn isn’t sprayed.
  • Undeveloped kernels are a sign of poor pollination and all the kernels that are developed are just fine.