Chilliwack...the great outside...famous for sweet smelling country air and Chilliwack corn! From early July until sometime in fall we enjoy the best sweet corn around.
In Vancouver...at the PNE...there was Chilliwack corn on the menu. And we heard from reputable sources that even in Alberta...where they claim to grow great corn in the Tabor area...it was Chilliwack corn that was stealing the show.
It seems we have corn shacks at every intersection...we never have to go far in search of corn.
I'm quite happy to pay for my corn these days...as we once grew corn for the fresh market. It involved a lot of corn picking at the crack of dawn...from early August until Thanksgiving. We sold corn for one dollar per dozen back in the day...now we pay seven dollars a dozen. Things have changed in the last two decades!
As for the corn itself...Chilliwack corn is still the best! So good in fact...that one can eat it with or without teeth.
We had a picnic dinner out on the patio at the home of friends last night...and enjoyed rotisserie beef and fresh Chilliwack corn grown on their farm.
We watched the sun set over the corn field at the end of another beautiful sunny day in the valley. It was all good.
If you need an excuse to visit Chilliwack...come for the corn!