Food & dining

Insider: Corn with kooky names? We’re all ears.

Ears of Montauk sweet corn at Sunshine Farm in Sherborn.
Ann Trieger Kurland
Ears of Montauk sweet corn at Sunshine Farm in Sherborn.
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Ears of Montauks picked off the stalk this morning are strewn on the back table at the farmstand at Sunshine Farm in Sherborn. The sweet corns are large, their husks thick and bright green, the bicolored kernels (white and yellow) are plump and tender enough to eat without cooking them. On 15 acres of this 100-acre farm grow a rotating variety of corn hybrids with kooky names like Cuppa Joe and Temptation. In the coming weeks, expect the summer treat to be called Cameo, Sparkler, and Essence. “I eat a raw ear of corn every morning after picking. It’s sweetest in the morning when plant sugars are highest,” says Jim Geoghegan, the third generation to run the farm, where you can seasonally pick your own peaches, blueberries, and strawberries. Once a dairy farm, there’s also an ice cream stand here. The corn is non-GMO and will be available into October. As a special indulgence, Geoghegan crafts pizza made with red and yellow peppers and topped with, what else, freshly picked sweet corn, and for a limited time sells the pies at the farmstand ($8 for a small; $20 for a large). “It’s a taste of the season,” he says. 41 Kendall Ave., Sherborn, 508- 655-5022, www.sunshinefarmma.com.

ANN TRIEGER KURLAND