At least one local farmer expects to have sweet corn ready in time for Independence Day, though other growers doubt their crop will be ripe for any Fourth of July barbecues, according to a story published on The Suffolk Times’ website.
Jeff Rottkamp of Fox Hollow Farm in Calverton, who farms 135 acres of the commodity, said his crop will be ready to harvest just in time for the holiday, available starting July 4.
“The cold didn’t help us, but somehow the crop pulled through,” he said. “It seems like we’re going to have just as much as we had last year this time. It should be a good year.”
Other North Fork growers said it is unlikely corn will be ready in time for Fourth of July due to the lasting effects of the cold winter.
Rottkamp’s Fox Hollow Farm is located at 2287 Sound Avenue in Calverton.