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Rows should be 30 inches apart
On average the ear is between 7 and 8 inches long and has 16 rows of kernals
Plant TGF-Mirai Sweet Corn seed in a well prepared seedbed when the soil temperature is above 55 degrees and there is no danger of frost.
Isolate TGF-Mirai from other corn varieties to prevent cross-pollination which can change the sweetness and quality of the harvested ears.
On average 71 days depending on weather and soil conditions. When silk appears on the ear, it will be approximately 21-24 days until maturity which is key to the maximum sweetness.
During corn season, which begins approximately July 20 (check Countdown To Corn upper right on this website), we are open seven days a week, including Saturday and Sunday, from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Yes. George and Ruth Ahrens founded Twin Garden Farms in Harvard, IL in 1954. The farm is currently managed by 3rd and 4th generation family members and the focus remains, as it was on day one, on QUALITY!
Our current hybrid, TGF Mirai®, was developed at Twin Garden Farms with sweet corn breeder Dr. J. David Mackenzie, and is in our opinion the finest quality hybrid of sweet corn available in the world.
Our corn is an American product, but learn more about the Japanese relationship in our video What Do Harvard Illinois and Japan Have in Common?
Yes! Twin Garden Farms takes pride in bringing you the best sweet corn available.
100% Customer Satisfaction Guaranteed!
Mirai will last 7 to 10 days in the refrigerator with the husks left on.
Our farm stand is located at:
Twin Garden Farms Roadside Market • 23017 W IL Rt 173 • Harvard IL 60033 • (815) 943-7448
(Located 1.5 miles west of the intersection of IL Rt 14 and IL Rt 173W in Harvard.) See Google Maps
Sorry, but our farm stand in Harvard is not equipped to take credit cards; we are happy to accept cash and your personal check.
We can’t guarantee that both yellow and bicolor sweet corn will be available every day. One day we have yellow, another day we have bicolor, and some days we have both. Most customers love both, but you may gladly call ahead to check.
Our corn is sold six ears in a green mesh bag with Twin Garden Farms label.
Please see our complete listing of farmers’ markets.
Remove husks and silk and rinse with water. Lightly wrap or cover ears with damp paper towels or napkins, and cook at full power for 2 minutes per ear. To ensure that the corn is evenly cooked, turn it once halfway through the cooking cycle.
Grilling (it's delicious!)
For grilling, keep the husks on the ears of corn, but remove exposed silk and any long "flag leaves" that may be attached to the ears. Soak the ears in cold water for one hour — this allows the corn to steam on the grill for excellent flavor. After soaking, place the ears on a hot grill (don't stack them). While cooking, rotate the ears 1/4 turn often, until husks are blackened and kernels have turned darker yellow.
Remove husk and silk. Blanch corn by placing ears in boiling water for 2 minutes. Remove the corn from the pot, cut kernels from cob. Package the corn immediately in freezer bags, and place in freezer.
More cooking ideas...
Make sure you check out our Recipes page
No, our projected harvest is around July 20.
There is always a possibility that our location at the market has been moved.
Yes, by communicating with our farmer's marketer, or with our farm office. See our Contact Us page for contact information.
Approximately July 20 through October 1, depending on the growing season. Check this site for harvest information.
Yes we do. Dacy Airport is approximately 1.5 miles from Twin Garden Farms.
Absolutely — it's delicious!
Yes, you can buy in quantities of 1/2 dozen (6 ears per package).
At the farm in Harvard, it is $3.50 per half-dozen bag, or $7 per dozen. If you would like a box of 4 dozen (48 ears), the price is $26.
At the farmer's markets, the prices are $4 per half-dozen bag, or $8 per dozen.
No, this is a hybrid. But we sell packaged Mirai seeds at our Online Store.
In season watermelon, cantaloupe, tomatoes, and many, many other quality Twin Garden Farms grown vegetables.
Sure, call us, we're happy to help.