Not only is the ear at the very top of the stalk the sweetest and freshest, it’s also the ONLY ear harvested for consumption.
Emilio Ghiggeri first planted their Brentwood, California sweet corn back in the 1940s. Today, G&S Farms produces 10 to 12 varieties of white, yellow and bicolor corn—all harvested by hand and sorted twice for quality control. The corn is chilled using a hydrocooler immediately after being harvested in order to preserve freshness and its signature sweet flavor.
This may explain why Chef Thomas Keller serves Brentwood corn at The French Laundry, a restaurant that’s been on the short list of America’s best restaurants since it opened in 1994.