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.