Sunday, July 23, 2006
Earlier in the day we'd passed two women who had set up a sweet corn stand on the side of the road. They'd chosen a good spot on a well-traveled road in the tiny town of Kings, Illinois. The speed limit drops considerably and people have to slow down just before the sweet corn stand. They seemed to be doing a brisk business earlier, but we passed by as we were late for a birthday party.
I made a mental note to stop on my way back through Kings, but we were tired and so was she! It was evidently a long, hot day selling sweet corn. $4.00 a dozen seemed a little pricey when the grocery stores sell sweet corn, 10 for $1.00. But the grocery story corn cannot compare to something freshly picked from a Illinois cornfield.