One of the many things I love about living on the Old Mission Peninsula is shopping for groceries at all the amazing farm stands that line our roads.
So why not have a farm stand “pick of the week”? It’s a great idea, other than I always shoot myself in the foot when I do that. Stories like that tend to go viral on the Gazette, and then I have to fight people off at the farm stands. You know, fist fights and knock down drag out brawls over blueberries and beans that spill into Center Road.
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Ok, maybe it doesn’t go quite that far. We’re a polite crowd out here, after all.
However, I did shoot myself in the foot when I posted about Local Yokels’ out-of-this-world strawberries a couple months ago. Ben and Jen Bramer do a terrific job with their farm stand at 13130 Center Road (the old Dohm house, for longtime OMPers).
And even then, I only posted about those luscious berries on Instagram, and all of a sudden, I had a tough time getting to the stand before they were sold out. Which is great for the farmers, and that’s what really counts!
So today’s “Pick of the Week” goes to the sweet corn at Warren Orchards’ Between the Bays stand. Holy smokes, this is probably the best sweet corn I’ve ever had. We stopped and got a few ears yesterday and had it for dinner last night – fresh out of the steamer with a little butter and salt. Plump kernels and oh so sweet. Pretty sure I had an out-of-body experience.
So there you go. If you’re in need of some sweet corn – and who isn’t? – I recommend stopping by Warren Orchards’ Between the Bays farm stands and picking up a few ears for dinner. Just leave me a couple – that’s all I ask. 🙂
They have two farm stands – one at 2705 Island View Road, near the school road, and the other at 8169 Center Road, sort of across from Peninsula Fire Department’s Station 2.
And of course, they have pretty much any other farm produce you can think of, which at the moment includes peaches, green and yellow beans, eggplant, squash, tomatoes, peppers, you name it.
Also, follow Warren Orchards on Facebook to see what’s at the stand on any given day. Oh, and I also brought home these babies. Most of them didn’t make it home.
Update: Wendy Warren notes that they get their stand corn from Edgecomb Farms. Which is super cool because that’s my kin – my grandma Stella Johnson’s first husband was Frank Edgecomb (he died in WWI). We’re related somehow, but I’m not exactly sure how.
A NOTE FROM JANE: I started Old Mission Gazette in 2015 because I felt a calling to provide the Old Mission Peninsula community with local news. After decades of writing for newspapers and magazines like the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Family Circle and Ladies' Home Journal, I really just wanted to write about my own community where I grew up on a cherry farm and raised my own family. So I started my own newspaper. Because the Gazette is mainly reader-supported, I hope you'll consider tossing a few bucks my way if I mention your event, your business, your organization or your news item, or if you simply love reading about what's happening on the OMP. Check out the donation page here. Thank you so much for your support. -jb