The votes have been tallied and it's time to reveal your picks.Sweet corn season is here. It is my privilege to present to you your picks for the best sweet corn in the Stateline. 

Thank you to everyone who commented on, social media (Twitter, Instagram and Facebook), E-mail and called in to Q98.5 with your choices.

Important things to keep in mind:

  • Radio DJ's love samples!
  • I haven't come across any bad locally grown sweetcorn this year
  • There are many different varieties of sweet corn, and many have different tastes
  • Ideally you want to buy it, cook it and consume it the same day it is picked or as close to that as possible.

When you are selecting sweet corn, take a look at the bottom of the ear of corn where it has been broken off at the stalk. If it has already turned brown, it most likely is at least 2 days old. Move on to something else.

The New Winner for 2016 is PRAIRIE VIEW GARDEN CENTER and FARM MARKET in Hampshire

Mark Charvat enjoys sweet corn from Prairie View Farm Market /Townsquaremedia Photo
Mark Charvat enjoys sweet corn from Prairie View Farm Market /Townsquaremedia Photo

1. Hampshire: Prairie View Garden Center and Farm Market on Rt 72 west of town

2. Maple Park: Wiltse’s in Maple Park Rt 38 (East of DeKalb)

3. Cherry Valley & Rockford: Blackmer's Sweet Corn on South Mulford (South of town) and Cherry Valley Rd Southeast of Cherry Valley

4. Harvard: Twin Gardens Farms. Famous for their Mirai sweet corn blend

5. Clare: Bross Sweet Corn Stand. On Rt 64 Just west of Clare Rd, Mirai sweet corn sold here

6. Kingston C & B Farms at 29169 Five Points Rd.

7. Marengo: Cody's Farm 19502 River Rd

8.  Kirkland: Klock's, just south of RT 72 on 1st street and at State and Appleton in Belvidere

9. Maple Park: Theis Farm Market on Countyline Rd

10. Winnebago: Dorn's Sweet Corn at Winnebago Mobil and at the intersection of Rt 251/Rt 30

11. Durand: Dolan's Corn on Rt 75 east of Durand

12 Rock Falls: Selmi's Greenhouse and Pumpkin patch. The also have a stand in Dixon and Sterling.

Other top vote getters:


  • Rainwaters corn on Hwy 251 North of Rochelle
  • Durand: Dolan's sweet corn
  • Sleepy Hollow: Randy's
  • New Milford: Evan's at the gas station
  • Clinton,WI: Crawford's
  • Capron: Allen Reimer Farm
  • Landscaping Connection, corner of Linden and Mulford, Rockford (Blackmer's Sweet Corn)
  • The Barn, at 3742 Genoa Rd, at the intersection of Huber Rd
  • Sycamore: Johnson Farm on Rt 64
  • Kings: Name unknown
  • Davis Junction: Sweet corn stand at Rt 251 and Rt 72

Thank you to everyone who voted!


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