The Wall Street Journal's Smart Money blog has a report on the rising price of corn and the impact it will likely have on consumers' grocery bills. (Did you know corn is used in three out of four supermarket products?!) The high prices can be traced to the Midwest, America's breadbasket, where they're experiencing the worst drought since 1956. Fortunately for us, it's corn season. Fresh, sweet, native corn is in abundance right now at farm stands all over South County. Stop by one of these in your travels today and enjoy some local corn for dinner tonight.
Sunset Farms, 505 Point Judith Rd., Narragansett. Open daily, 9am-8pm.
Carpenter's Farm, 522 Matunuck Beach Rd., Wakefield. Open daily, 8am-6pm.
Highland Farm, 4235 Tower Hill Rd., Wakefield. Open daily, 8am-6pm.
The Farmer's Daughter, 716 Moorsefield Rd. South Kingstown. Open daily, 9am-6pm.
Sosnowski Farm, 680 Glen Rock Rd., South Kingstown. Monday-Friday, Sunday, 1-6pm; Saturday, 10am-6pm.
Goose Pond Farm, 545 Waites Corner Rd., West Kingston. Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm; Saturday-Sunday, 10am-5pm.
Schartner Farms, 1 Arnold Pl., Exeter. Call ahead for hours: 294-2044.
Hodgkiss Farm, 305 North Rd., Jamestown. Tuesday, Friday and Saturday, noon-5pm.
Foster Farm of Ashaway, 216 Ashaway Rd., Bradford. Monday-Friday, noon 'til dark.