07/24/17 10:12am

The corn eating contest at the annual Harbes Sweet Corn Festival. (Credit: Madison Fender)

Harbes Family Farm held its annual Sweet Corn Festival in Mattituck on Saturday and Sunday.

The family has been growing sweet corn for over 30 years and celebrates with a festival that includes live music, a corn eating contest, family activities and a pig race.

We sent local photographer Madison Fender on Sunday to capture the fun.

See the photos below. (more…)

07/18/14 11:00am
Harbes family members David, 28, Lisa, 21, Ed III, Monica, Jessica, 31, Shannon, 28, Sarah, 23, and Ed IV, at the Mattituck farm stand Wednesday. (Not pictured: Jason, 35, Evelyn Martinez, 34, and Daniel, 25) (Credit: Carrie Miller)

Harbes family members David, 28, Lisa, 21, Ed III, Monica, Jessica, 31, Shannon, 28, Sarah, 23, and Ed IV, at the Mattituck farm stand Wednesday. (Children not pictured: Jason, 35, Evelyn Martinez, 34, and Daniel, 25) (Credit: Carrie Miller)

The day was July 26, 1989, and the Harbes family was celebrating its first successful harvest of super sweet corn, the golden vegetable now synonymous with their fourth generation farm. (more…)