High Life

Yesterday the family left to hit the Knubble Beach at the end of the Westport River.  It is an exceptional beauty, and newly public, and quite a doozy for local politics.  Do we pave? Do the neighbors like to share? Is there an environmental risk? I am very happy to be able to explore this beach on a regular basis now, and will wear my beach pass with pride (rear-view mirror style)… it is frequently empty, and it was when they hit it yesterday afternoon.  After all my toddler chasing of the weekend, I elected for some alone, dinner-prepping time, and to that end, the focus of the post: the best corn in Westport, the best corn anywhere, as far as I can tell, within walking distance of my house! walking distance!

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Sampson’s

In truth, they are a potato farm, and all year long you can go to the door of the back barn and get yourself a 50 pound bag. I’m not so much in the market for such a thing, but the smaller bags are available at the local grocer most of the year, and they are delectable.  Everyone is friendly, the stand is usually open 4-6 during the week and most of the day on the weekends. Its on Old Bedford Road, almost as northern in Westport, as a folk can get. almost.

corn silk on the ground,  yellow white and golden, buttery corn on the cob, sweet pop of kernel in the mouth, even the chickens sit around, waiting for the empty cobs.  I don’t know how they do it, but even now, when the corn has every right to be showing its age, this stuff is just AMAZING. It is the best corn I have ever had in my life. ever.

 

also, if you don’t already know it, you should check out SEMAP, its an agricultural partnership for the Southeastern Massachusetts area and will give you all the information for local farms, CSAs, markets, etc… Its an invaluable resource.  (if, poor thing, you don’t live within walking distance to Sampson’s)

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