Corn – Simply A-Maize-ing

Sweet corn, golden ears of delicious sweet corn is a sure sign that it is summer in New Jersey. There are six main kinds of corn, but it is hot, buttered sweet corn we crave. Corn once also called maize is an ancient New World grass, grain, vegetable. It was highly valued by our Native North Americans, Incas, and Aztecs. Corn was given as tribute to their gods, it was used as money, and a most important food source. Come learn the fascinating history of corn and its folklore from ancient times to today’s modern farmers in New Jersey.

Judith Krall-Russo
Food Historian

Program available in Bergen, Burlington, Camden, Essex, Gloucester, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Ocean, Salem, Somerset, Union, and Warren counties.

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