How to Keep Sweet Corn Fresh


Sweet Corn Fresh

To celebrate our 225th anniversary, we’re looking through our archives to bring you 225 pieces of wit, wisdom, and fun in a series we’re calling Almanac Treasures (see more of them here).

Q: What’s the best way to keep sweet corn fresh?

A: After picking the ears early in the day, husk and chill in ice-cold water. For every gallon water, add one teaspoon bleach and one teaspoon white vinegar. Soak 30 minutes, drain, and immediately pack in resealable plastic bags. Corn will remain fresh 2-3 weeks in refrigerator.


1997 Old Farmer's Almanac

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