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Corn Month


When is Corn Month?

Corn Month happens on Monday July 1, 2024.

A Kernel of Truth: Celebrating Corn Month

Welcome to July, a month where the sun kisses the earth a little longer, the laughter is a bit louder, and the corn? Oh, the corn is just perfect. That’s right, folks, it’s Corn Month, a time when this golden, versatile crop takes center stage in our meals and our hearts. So, let’s husk down to business and explore the myriad ways we can celebrate corn, especially those leftovers that deserve a second chance to shine.

Why Corn? Oh, Let Me Count the Ways…

Corn isn’t just about cob-nobbling at a summer BBQ. This grain has been a staple food for cultures around the world for centuries, offering a rich source of vitamins, fiber, and antioxidants. Plus, its natural sweetness and crunchiness can elevate any dish from good to “Can I have seconds?”

Getting Creative with Leftover Corn

  1. Corn Fritters: Transform your leftover corn into delightful little fritters. Mix the corn with some flour, egg, cheese, and spices. Fry them until they’re golden and crispy for a snack or side dish that’s hard to resist.
  2. Cornbread with a Twist: Add your leftover corn to your favorite cornbread recipe for an extra moist and flavorful loaf. Serve it warm with a dollop of honey butter for a truly heavenly experience.
  3. Corn Salad: Chop up some fresh veggies and herbs, mix them with your leftover corn, drizzle with olive oil and lime juice, and voila! You’ve got yourself a refreshing corn salad, perfect for those hot July days.
  4. Corn Pasta: Sauté your leftover corn with garlic, cherry tomatoes, and basil, then toss it with your favorite pasta. Finish it off with a sprinkle of Parmesan for a quick and satisfying meal.
  5. Corn Soup: Blend your leftover corn with some vegetable broth and cream to create a comforting corn soup. It’s a great way to warm up during those unexpected chilly summer evenings.

Did You Know?

  • A Global Affair: Corn is grown on every continent except Antarctica.
  • Popcorn: Only a specific variety of corn pops! The moisture inside the kernel turns to steam when heated, causing it to explode.
  • Corn Colors: Corn kernels can come in multiple colors, including purple, blue, and even pink, depending on the variety.

Join the Corn Carnival

This July, let’s pay homage to this incredible crop that’s been feeding nations, inspiring cuisines, and bringing joy to our taste buds. Whether you’re grilling it, boiling it, or transforming those leftovers into something new and exciting, there’s no denying the magic of corn.

So, here’s to Corn Month – a time to explore, appreciate, and, most importantly, eat loads of corn in all its glorious forms. May your dishes be sweet, your grills be hot, and your corn be plenty. Happy Corn Month! Let the festivities begin!

When does Corn Month happen next year?

Corn Month will happen on the following upcoming dates:

  • Tuesday July 1, 2025
  • Wednesday July 1, 2026
  • Thursday July 1, 2027
  • Saturday July 1, 2028
  • Sunday July 1, 2029


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