What’s Fresh: Sweet Corn and Zucchini

By Kelsey Johnson

Sound the alarms! …Or maybe that’s excessive. Get ready to yell from the rooftops! …Still too much? Breaking news! …No? Well in any case, Iowa sweet corn is finally here, and we think that’s cause for some pretty enthused celebration. Westrum Produce, Reinharts Family Farm, and others will have cobs of Iowa’s gold for sale at the market this Saturday. You can find Deardorff at any Dahl’s, so make sure to pick some up while it’s still in peak value.

It’s that time of the year when market stands are overflowing with produce, and in addition to sweet corn, red raspberries, blueberries, zucchini, green beans, potatoes, peppers, kohlrabi, cabbage, carrots, broccoli, summer squash, cucumbers, beets, greens, onions and more are going strong. In the coming days and weeks keep a look out for tomatoes and eggplant as the beginning of their season is right around the corner.


This week our recipe for Easy Summer Quinoa  features a whole slew of local ingredients you can find at the market. Because we love when fresh foods work together. Recipe thanks to Iowa Girl Eats. Follow the link (and scroll down) to see step by step directions complete with beautiful photos.

Recipe includes fresh local ingredients:

  • Sweet  Corn
  • Zucchini
  • Kale
  • Basil
  • Garlic
  • Tomatoes