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People take the trouble toPeople take the trouble to grow corn because corn really tastes best straight from the garden. If that's not possible, corn tastes freshest within 24 hours because most varieties convert their sugar to starch after that. Otherwise, try to use the corn within 1 to 2 days and do not husk until just prior to cooking. Put corn in the fridge as soon as possible so it keeps. You can also freeze corn. See our blog:

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