Thursday, July 22, 2010

Fresh Corn From Family Affair in Catonsville

This is the season when fresh produce pops up around the county, and you should check out the sweet white corn at Family Affair Produce in Catonsville -- or at the Diamondback Tavern where they're serving it up.

The corn on the cob has been terrific this year, emailed Lee Biars who helps run the Diamondback in downtown Ellicott City.  They buy produce from the Family Affair stand, including the corn that they're serving as the "veg of the day" with Old Bay butter.  "It's about the sweetest corn I've ever had," Lee wrote.

(Update: Wordbones recommends the supersweet corn at the Baugher produce stand in Ellicott City on the Tales of Two Cities blog.  Blogger won't let me imbed a link, so copy this: http://writing-the-wrongs.blogspot.com/2010/07/supersweet-vs-silver-queen.html)

Has anyone else made food finds among the produce stands this summer?  I wrote before about the Gorman Produce Farm on the Laurel-Columbia line.  If you stop by Family Affair, look for their homemade pickles, which I loved but haven't bought in a while.

Family Affair Produce
2302 Frederick Rd
Catonsville, MD 21228
(410) 788-6167‎


NEAR: This is on Rte 144 (Frederick Road) on the way from downtown Ellicott City to Catonsville. Family Affair is on the left as you drive towards Catonsville. They're open about 10 months a year -- just not in the deep winter. 

Diamondback Tavern
3733 Old Columbia Pike
Ellicott City, MD 21043
410-313-8530

NEAR: Diamondback is in downtown Ellicott City.  It is on Old Columbia Pike just up the hill from Main Street.

2 comments:

BeerGuy said...

Half tempted to head into Diamondback today to have some corn, heh

Marcia Bresson said...

I second the vote for Baugher's in Ellicott City (on New Cut Road, off Rt. 103). Their corn is very fresh and super sweet. They are a very nice family, too.