Quincy Vidrine, Richardson, Misty L.
It’s June and in Louisiana that means sweet corn is ready to harvest! Farmer’s Markets, roadside fruit and vegetable stands, grocers and home growers are busy bringing in that beloved summer treat – fresh sweet corn. We get lots of calls and questions at the Rapides Extension Office regarding how to prepare and preserve it properly. Corn is so versatile and can be used in a huge variety of dishes, my personal favorite is on the cob and straight to the grill. If you want to put some away for later use, here is how you go about freezing it:
(Adapted from "So Easy to Preserve", 6th ed. 2014. Bulletin 989, Cooperative Extension Service, The University of Georgia, Athens. Revised by Elizabeth L. Andress. Ph.D. and Judy A. Harrison, Ph.D., Extension Foods Specialists.)
For step-by-step instructions on how to blanch various types of vegetables, visit this helpful link from the National Center for Home Food Preservation: Freezing/Blanching
We have also provided a wonderful recipe for Sweet Corn Relish!
For more information on home food preservation, please call the Rapides Parish Extension Office of the LSU AgCenter at 318-767-3968. You may also email Area Nutrition Agent, Quincy Vidrine at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The LSU AgCenter and the LSU College of Agriculture