It’s sweet corn season in Ohio

Freshly picked sweet corn is some of the best produce you’re going to find in Ohio. And Northeast Ohioans have plenty of options for getting fresh ears. These are a couple of our favorites:

Fenik’s Sweet Corn

Fenik’s Sweet Corn6413 Lake Ave. in Elyria, has been operated by the Fenik family since the late-1940s. Its eponymous crop has become legendary in the area for its quality.

Patrick Fenik shows the sweet corn that has made his family’s produce stand legendary among locals for over 70 years. (Keith Reynolds)

But Patrick Fenik said their operation is more than just corn.



“We have onions, tomatoes, potatoes, green beans, cantaloupe,” he said. “We’ll have watermelon; we’ll have peaches in the future.”

Fenik’s produce is picked fresh every morning, rain or shine, by him, his family and some local teenagers who help out, he said.

Fenik’s stand is open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., seven days a week.

Secor’s Farm Market

East of Cleveland, Larry Secor says that his super sweet corn is now being picked and is available at his Secor’s Farm Market, 4940 North Ridge Road (Route 20) in Perry.

Homegrown cantaloupes, potatoes, green beans and other produce are also on the market stand, while blueberries and red raspberries are abundant for those wishing to pick their own.

Secor’s Farm Market is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week, but you-pick hours are shorter. It operates on a cash-only basis.

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