June 11th National Corn on the Cob Day

Corn is one of the staples of food in the North American diet. Sweet Corn, the normal corn used for Corn on the Cob, was apparently used in Mexico some time around the year 9,000 BC. It most likely was served on the cob back then and is often the preference of those eating it even today. I grew up on a farm and remember going out in the fields and picking ears of corn, some of which we would eat right off the stalk! However, as good as that was, heated and served with melted butter and salt made it even better.

How to celebrate – Plant your own corn in your backyard. Have corn on the cob with dinner tonight. Have a corn on the cob eating contest.

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