We haven’t seen too many places along the road to buy local corn yet, even though we’ve started what could be considered ‘local corn season.’
Our newsroom asked David Jones, owner of Jones Farms in Jefferson Township, Butler County, about this year’s crop. He explained how some growers start their corn under plastic so they have it by mid-July. That corn can be ready if there is good weather.
As for this year, according to David, it hasn’t been the best crop year due to the weather. He says the cold weather and plenty of rain during May and June could potentially cause less crops or a shorter corn season. He says any year that has a lot of rain and cold temperature can cause the corn seeds to rot.
David says his farm does not plant under plastic and is usually ready at the end of July. Due to weather, this year the Jones’ corn will likely be a couple of weeks behind and will be ready in early August.
Jones Farm supplies many of the corn road side stands in southern Butler County and northern Allegheny County.
Written By: Tracey Morgan for the Butler Radio Network