You can go ahead and add corn to the list of crops that failed miserably in our garden this year. Blame the raccoons. Our corn was big, strong, and growing beautiful ears, and then—BOOM—a family of enterprising raccoons moved in one night, and our crop was decimated the day before the ears were ready to be picked. Womp. Womp.
Fear not though, I live in Indiana! I mean, c’mon, among the good (and not-so-good) things we’re well-known for in my state, corn is pretty high up there. We have way more to offer this world than just corn—but I do have to say, we’re pretty darn good at the corn thing. There is so much of the stuff kicking around this state right now that farmers are pretty much giving it away. Good for me and my food preserving. Take that evil raccoon family!
Freezing corn is so easy, and the results are so much tastier than anything you can get in the supermarket. It is very much worth carving out a few hours in the middle of summer to sock away some corn. Some folks prefer to can or dehydrate corn to store it, but I much prefer the almost-like-fresh quality that frozen corn has.
And if you happen to live in a corn-heavy area of the world like I do, you can probably find a deal on corn from a farmer—we got ours for a whopping $16 for a bushel (and it was a very generous bushel). That bushel turned into 42 cups of frozen corn kernels!