To the Readers' Forum:
Regarding theletter written by James L. West ''What happened to fresh corn on the cob?
Yes, Mr. West, there is still such a thing as fresh corn on the cob in Chautauqua County. I have to say, your letter offends me (and my family). I don't know where you get your sweet corn, but if you looked around Chautauqua County I think there are several places that provide fresh sweet corn.
This year is the 60th year my parents have been growing sweet corn. My sisters, brothers, brother in law, nieces, nephews and I all volunteer our time to help my parents with their business. This is something they have always loved to do, and they are very well known for their fresh sweet corn. It's not ''just a dream!
Our corn (and other produce) is picked every day. Even better, we pick corn several times throughout the day (as needed) ... to keep it fresh on the stand all day long.
We never sell corn even 1 day old! I know there are some stores that sell corn 1 day old (and even older); we don't provide our corn to places like that.
And we have always given 13 ears for a dozen.
In addition, our corn is pesticide free.
I would invite you to volunteer your time helping us pick corn, but we seem to get enough family members helping every day as needed.