Beautiful Corn: America's Original Grain from Seed to Plate

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New Society Publishers, Oct 18, 2013 - Gardening - 224 pages
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From seed to plate – the seasons of a remarkable crop
 

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Contents

The Origins of Corn
1
Corn Emigrates
7
The Kernel Corns Fruit
17
Spring Planning and Choosing Seed
27
Corn is Food from Flower to Flour
41
Popcorn and Flint Corn
53
Dent Corn and Flour Corn
69
Breaking Ground
77
Preparing Grain Corn for Cooking
137
Color Section
144
Onto the Plate
153
Producing Your Own Corn Seed
171
Soon the Snow Flies
183
Back to Work
191
Seed Sources
193
Equipment Sources
195

Growth of the Corn Plant
91
Flowering of the Corn Plant
105
The Cornfield
115
Harvest and Storage
125
Bibliography
197
Index
203
About the Author
209
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Anthony Boutard is a widely recognized local, sustainable food advocate in the Pacific Northwest well-known for his efforts in reviving long-lost food crops and bringing little-known varieties to market. He and his wife Carol own Ayers Creek Farm, a 144-acre organic market farm in Gaston, Oregon specializing in berries, beans, grains and greens. Trained as a forester and naturalist, he brings to farming a forester's patience and a naturalist's appreciation for the other organisms that thrive on the land. Born and raised in New England where fresh corn on the cob is essential to summer life, Anthony has, on occasion, felt the deep emptiness of living in a place where he couldn't grow corn.

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