Olathe Sweet corn available in stores throughout Mesa County

Caitlin Row
Ears of Olathe Sweet Sweet Corn are available for purchase throughout Mesa County now! Here, corn is shown for sale at Grand Junction's City Market on First Street.
Tracy Dvorak / | Free Press

The oh-so-sweet corn Olathe is well-known for nationwide is now available at stores and produce stands throughout Mesa County.

It’s crisp, sweet, refreshing, best with butter and salt, and it’s perfect to share outdoors with friends. In fact, “Olathe Sweet” sweet corn is like dessert; it’s so good.

Pop into grocery stores like City Market and Albertsons to buy an ear or 10. Or drive through Olathe (50+ miles from Grand Junction on the way to Telluride) to purchase it directly.

Carol Zadrozny of Z’s Orchard, 315 33 3/4 Road in Palisade, said her corn is just as good, though ears available at her stand can’t be officially labeled “Olathe Sweet” sweet corn because it’s grown in Mesa County.

“We have that same variety, though it’s grown locally,” Zadrozny said. “When you come to farmers’ markets, it’s fresh picked.”

Mel Rettig of Rettig Farm is her primary supplier — “He’s the best corn grower in the valley on 32 Road.”

Zadrozny’s stands are located at 33 3/4 Road, at the Downtown Grand Junction Farmers’ Markets on Thursdays, at Teller Arms on Wednesday and Saturday, plus at the Palisade Farmers’ Market on Sunday.

“Olathe Sweet” sweet corn is also making its way across the state and beyond. Don’t forget to tell friends and family.

So, grill it, cook it, bake it, boil it, even freeze it for later. You’ll want to eat it every single day.

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