Name That Corn!
The goal of the Port Townsend Food Co-op is to provide as much locally grown, organic food as possible for its members. This is why the Food Co-op has partnered with Organic Seed Alliance (OSA) in the work of breeding vegetable varieties that are regionally adapted, such as Purple Sprouting Broccoli (PSB) and this new breed of sweet corn.
Sweet Corn requires warm soil to germinate and a hot growing season similar to that of eastern Washington. Maritime climates like ours here on the Olympic Peninsula generally experience cool summers and mild winters, with a much smaller annual temperature range. Breeding an organic sweet corn variety that is fully adapted to our region is a challenge, but with support from the Organic Seed Alliance and local farms like Nash’s Organic Produce in Sequim and the Organic Farm School on Whidbey Island, the end goal of a truly local sweet corn is in sight.
Now we are asking you to help us give it a name!
Here is the process
April - June: The Food Co-op will be accepting suggestions from members on what we should name our new sweet corn variety. To submit your ideas, click the button below to fill out the form.
July: Suggestions will get narrowed down to our top five or so choices.
August-September: Co-op members will be invited to participate in a tasting of this delicious, organic sweet corn and vote on the final name choice.
October: New sweet corn name announced!