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Stripping the husks off ears of corn is frowned upon at the farmstand. It’s so unnecessary! There are better ways to make sure you’re buying a ripe, unblemished ear of corn:

  • Look at the husk to check for worm holes.
  • Feel gently around the ear to catch soft spots.
  • Peek discreetly between the husks of the ears you’ve chosen, about 2″ from the tip, to make sure the kernels are well formed.

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