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Stopping by Daisey Hill Farm in Millerton on Monday afternoon, July 26, Millerton resident Bob McGhee Jr. was drawn to the supply of bi-color sweet corn available at the farm. Photo by Kaitlin Lyle​

Heat helps corn grow tall and sweet at Daisey Hill Farm

MILLERTON — The silky stalks of bi-color corn are starting to climb ever taller at Daisey Hill Farm at 438 Indian Lake Road in Millerton, according to farm worker Karen Conners, who gave The Millerton News an updated corn report on Monday morning, July 26.

Conners said that thanks to all of the scorching summer heat and the slight drop off in rainfall in the past few days, the sweet corn has been starting to bring strong yields as of last week.

“Now it’s less sporadic and more is coming in,” she said. “The heat is helping and the ears are getting there. They’re a little young, but this week they’re maturing more fully and they’re more voluptuous.”

Thankfully, she said, the farm hasn’t had any issues with pests this season, “knock on wood.”

The bi-color corn is 75 cents an ear at Daisey Hill Farm or $8 a dozen. 

Soon, Conners said, the farm will have its crop of white corn ready for harvest.

For more on this local seasonal favorite or any other farm fresh produce at Daisey Hill Farm, which is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., call 518-789-3393.

— Whitney Joseph

This article has been updated to correct the spelling of Karen Conners' name. The Millerton News regrets the error.

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