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What to Know Before You Drive to Taber for a Sack of Corn

Posted on June 20, 2024 by Nerissa McNaughton

Famous far and wide for its exceptional sweetness and flavour, Taber corn has become a must-have for food enthusiasts and a significant reason for a delightful road trip to the small town. But before you set off on your corn quest, here are some kernels of wisdom to make your trip as great as the corn itself.

The Fame of Taber Corn is Well-Deserved

First things first: Taber corn is not just any corn; it's a phenomenon. Praised for its superior taste and quality, Taber corn is the result of perfect growing conditions in Taber, Alberta. The warm days and cool nights contribute to its unique sweetness, making it a sought-after summer treat across Canada. Trust us; it's worth the drive.

Don't Miss Landmark

It was 1994 when a 36-foot tall stalk of corn was put up as a landmark and an homage to what made the town famous. Stop by to take a photo of yourself holding your Taber corn under the giant statue. Instagram goals!

Taber Corn is Everywhere in the Summer

One of the joys of visiting Taber during corn season is that you don’t have to look hard to find this golden treasure. From late July through September, Taber corn is abundant at local farmers markets, grocery stores, roadside stands, and even right on the farms. It’s not just in Taber either. You’ll find Taber corn being sold in Edmonton, Calgary, Lethbridge, St. Albert, and Olds – to name a few. Each source offers the freshest picks of the day, ensuring you get to enjoy Taber corn at its peak!

Get Inspired with Delicious Recipes

Already dreaming about what to do with your sack of Taber corn? Whether you’re a grill master, a salad aficionado, or someone who appreciates the simplicity of boiled corn on the cob, there’s always room for innovation. Check out Johnson Fresh Farms for a collection of recipes that will inspire you to turn your corn haul into mouth watering dishes.

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Ready-to-cook raw corn cobs close-up. A valuable product rich in fibre, vitamins and minerals. A tasty and healthy food for children and adults / iStock

There’s something beautifully Canadian about making the pilgrimage to Taber for that coveted sack of corn. It’s not just about the corn itself, but the whole experience – the drive, the community, the landscapes, and yes, even the giant landmark. It’s a reminder of the simple pleasures and the bounty our land offers.

How do you enjoy Taber corn? Leave us a comment below.

So, grab your keys, maybe a camera, and an appetite for adventure (and corn), and head over to Taber. Your taste buds will thank you, and you’ll come back not just with sacks of corn but with memories of a fun, fulfilling road trip. Happy corn hunting!

Nerissa McNaughton is a freelance writer and a contributor to Great West Media. This story was written for the Great West Media & Southern Alberta Newspapers Hot Summer Guide advertising feature. The Hot Summer Guide is a special feature about summer activities, bucket list adventures, staycation options, road trips, attractions, events, and road trip-worthy food & beverage destinations across Alberta. It is not written by and does not necessarily reflect the views of the editorial staff.

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