We are well into August and sweet corn stands are beginning to pop up all over Northern Illinois. It might be easy to run to a supermarket and buy from there but do you know where it comes from? Is it coming from a local farm? It's a better experience purchasing the sweet corn straight from the farmer.

2019 Top 15 Places to Get Sweet Corn In Northern Illinois
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Tips For Buying Sweet Corn

Believe it or not, there are tips for buying the best-tasting sweet corn. Maybe you're like me and not completely certain about what to look for when making the purchase. It's definitely easier pointing out "bad" corn. There's no mistaking nasty produce. Luckily, I found an easy explanation for picking the perfect cob, according to Taste Of Home.

You want the corn husk to be bright green, wrapped tightly against the corn and slightly damp. Don’t choose any husks that are starting to yellow or feel dry. You’ll want to check the husk for small brown holes, which mean insects and should be avoided.

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Where are some places to buy fresh sweet corn with the husks still attached?

This is where you come into the picture. We're going straight to you for this. Here are some areas that have been known to have stellar sweet corn for sale.

  • Boone County
  • Winnebago
  • Rockton
  • New Milford
  • Marengo
  • Kingston
  • Oregon
  • Pecatonica
  • Stillman Valley
  • Elizabeth
  • Elgin
  • Kirkland
  • Belvidere
  • Roscoe
  • Durand
  • Clare
  • Rochelle
  • Mendota
  • Capron
  • Poplar Grove
  • Harvard

Those are just some of the locations that have been known to have sweet corn for sale.

We will put together a list for you to vote for the best of the best in the coming days.

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