May 21, 2015
Boiled, steamed, grilled…if you like fresh sweet succulent corn on the cob, well you must, that’s MUST, taste the corn from Frazier Farms. Yellow, white, or bi-color, there is no better sweet corn in the country.
David and Sharon Fraizer are the dedicated lovely couple who own Fraizer Farms and grow the sweetest corm you will ever sink your teeth into…really. Yes, the drive to Brooksville is an hour away – but you will find the time well worth the effort and gas. My good friend Park Newton turned me on to Fraizer Farms a few years ago and I’ve been a dedicated fan and patron every spring and fall since I found this gem.
My love of farms comes from our family’s regular visits to my Uncle Bradford’s and Aunt Hilda’s picturesque dairy farm in Buckfield, Maine…near Bear Mountain and Bear pond. Calling the cows in every morning and early evening for milking was a hoot all kids would cherish – I’d stand at the barn door which was connected to the house and scream “COME BOSS” – this time was always a favorite life moment. Even raking the muck (cow crap) was fun…certainly more for me than my uncle, cousins and farm hands.
Know too that my mom was from Boston so aunt is pronounced AUN t – not our southern way ANT. I remember the fresh blueberry patches, the donut man who would drive up every morning and deliver the best donuts ever – and the cream we could scoop off the top of the milk from the ice cold milk holder off the barn. Even the milk fights we’d have when hand-milking the cows. Yes, those were heady times for a boy – I think of them often.
I love my corn boiled. My mom would cook it for 11 minutes – and it was good. But I have found that the best is to boil it for 5 to 6 minutes so the corn keeps it fresh bite. Lots of Land O Lakes salted butter and Kosher salt and boy-oh-boy – I can make a meal off of four ears.
Fraizer Farms has loads of other fresh fruits and vegetables as well. Great tomatoes (that taste like a tomato), green beans, watermelon, and they also sell homemade preserves – I love their orange marmalade on a toasted buttered Wolfermann’s English muffin.
Please do let me know of your experience at Fraizer Farms. If you want – we can go together. I’ll drive.
20175 Manecke Road