Something yummy from Montana.

@TheHorse (137970)
Walnut Creek, California
September 15, 2021 11:41am CST
When I was up in Montana last month, I spied some Hutterites selling corn by the road. The Hutterites were easy to identify by their traditional garb. They have had a colony near Lewistown for a long as I can remember. I couldn't resist. I bought half-a-dozen ears. The cost was $3.00. To cut to the chase, it was some of the best corn I've ever had. I hadn't even realized people grow corn in Montana. I associate corn with Iowa, Nebraska, and other states in and around my native Midwest. We also have some excellent corn growing East of the Bay Area here in California. Do you like to buy stuff from fruit stands and such like? I do, but I only do so now and again.
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@HazySue (39105)
• Inverness, Florida
15 Sep
I do. When we lived up north we were always buying Amish grown vegetables and fruit. It was always so good.
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@TheHorse (137970)
• Walnut Creek, California
15 Sep
The Amish started a colony near Lewistown Montana about 10 years ago. I believe they're known for making nice furniture.
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@FourWalls (35598)
• United States
15 Sep
Why, thank you, Mr. Pony, for expanding my knowledge of religious groups in the U.S. I had no idea what Hutterites were until I saw this discussion, so I looked it up. And yes, I’ve stopped by produce stands and purchased goodies. One of the best peaches I’ve ever had in my life came from a farmer’s market in North Carolina.
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@FourWalls (35598)
• United States
15 Sep
@DaddyEvil — yeah, he could have titled this “Attacked by Hutterites in Montana!” But he mercifully refrained.
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@DaddyEvil (53624)
• United States
15 Sep
@FourWalls Very true...
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@FourWalls (35598)
• United States
15 Sep
@TheHorse — you LIE to patronize local businesses? Would you like to call Vanna White and buy a “K”?
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@DocAndersen (48641)
• United States
16 Sep
we love stopping at roadside fruit stands. it is a huge thing on the East Coast! Fresh corn on the cob, that is a delight!
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@TheHorse (137970)
• Walnut Creek, California
16 Sep
It really was delicious. I might start picking up some here. It's not a part of my "California routine."
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@DocAndersen (48641)
• United States
16 Sep
@TheHorse so did you honor your midwestern upbringing and make roasting ears?
@RasmaSandra (45918)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
15 Sep
I used to love buying fresh produce from farm stands they even had them in NYC and there was the Central Market in Riga Latvia but now here where I live in Florida I do not have any farm stands around and no car to get to any,
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@rebelann (89133)
• El Paso, Texas
15 Sep
I don't trust them so no I haven't.
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@marlina (131205)
• Canada
15 Sep
Yes, we do love to go to farmer's markets
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@ptrikha_2 (34003)
• India
15 Sep
We used to eat Corn like this in the Pre Covid times. Then lockdowns and Covid norms plus uncertainty probably drove many of the sellers away. Plus we are also more averse to going to market with masking and other requirements.
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@Chellezhere (4401)
• United States
15 Sep
Some of the best produce is sold at stands like the one run by the Hutterites. I am from PA, and often purchase goods from the Amish when I am home or stumble upon them elsewhere. I have never been out west, so I don't believe I have ever eaten fresh corn from out there. But, I have had my fair share from the Mid-Atlantic states. Growing up, we always looked forward to the sweet corn stands opening up in Jersey each June.
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@DaddyEvil (53624)
• United States
15 Sep
I've never heard of "Hudderites". (I've read the Wiki article about them now. Thank you for that.) I would have thought they were Amish if I'd come across them... Once in a great while Pretty and I will stop at a roadside stand and see what's for sale... And yes, sometimes we do buy something. (Every summer there is an older man and his wife who drive down into Arkansas and bring back trailer loads of watermelons. We always stop and buy several from them when we see them.)
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@prinzcy (32878)
• Malaysia
2h
We have fruit stands near the road where they would sell fruit or fresh food like fish. I can get around 4-5 corns for cheap.
@DianneN (235165)
• United States
16 Sep
We have lots of farmer markets here, so yes. Your corn looks good!
@LindaOHio (74859)
• United States
16 Sep
Fresh produce is the best. We rarely buy from the roadside stands.
@JudyEv (252989)
• Rockingham, Australia
16 Sep
Where we previously lived, lots of the smaller farms had roadside stalls. They seemed to sell quite a bit.
@Mytriii (51)
• Ujung Pandang, Indonesia
16 Sep
In my hometown, many people grow corn and often sell it in the market. my mother often buys it and processes corn by cutting it into small pieces and then mixing it with flour, salt, and celery which is called meatball, i like to have it as a side dish at meals or just as a snack.
@wolfgirl569 (47330)
• Marion, Ohio
16 Sep
That corn sounds good.
@BarBaraPrz (32999)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
16 Sep
Didn't you plant some corn? How'd that turn out?
@xander6464 (25990)
• Wapello, Iowa
15 Sep
We don't have Hutterites here. We have Amish, way out west, close to DesMoines. But we do have lots of farm stands and that's where I get my corn.