WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — The 14th Sweet Corn Fiesta brought lots of sun and many visitors to Yesteryear Village in the Palm Beach County Fairgrounds.
Event co-organizer Anne Holt, co-owner of Belle Glade-based Twin H Farms, said increased advertising helped the show attract more visitors than last year.
“People are asking questions and they want to know where the corn is,” Holt said. “This gives us a chance to tell them to go to their local grocery store and request it. As most of the corn is grown 25 miles west of here, there’s no excuse for any of the grocery stores in south Florida to not have fresh sweet corn.”
John Hundley, president of Loxahatchee-based Hundley Farms Inc., how more snowbirds were remaining in the state before returning to the Northeast.
“The show educates a lot of people who come to this state that there is sweet corn available and it’s something people want to eat,” he said. “This event is good for awareness of what we do as an industry.”
Show sponsors included Sunshine Sweet Corn Farmers of Florida, South Bay-based Hugh H. Branch Inc., Loxahatchee-based Hundley Farms Inc., Oviedo-based Duda Farm Fresh Foods Inc., the Belle Glade-based Growers Management, S. M. Jones & Co. Inc., Knight Management Inc., Pioneer Growers Co-op, Roth Farms Inc., TKM Bengard Farms LLC, and Elberta Crate & Box Co., in Bainbridge, Ga.