Family’s Harvest is Sweet

By Mountain Enterprise staff

“Just picked it this morning,” Brad Oliver told a motorist who stopped to ask the price.

“Four ears for a dollar,” Oliver told him. The man pulled over and parked.

For five-year-old Evalyn Sanders, the corn was as sweet as candy.

Oliver said his corn is called Sugar Pearl, planted from seeds purchased from Irish Eyes, a seed company in Ellensberg, Washington.

The Cuddy Creek farmer said he’s sold over a thousand ears in the last week.

The family is also selling garlic and shallots, all grown on their property between Frazier Park and Lake of the Woods.

This is part of the September 09, 2011 online edition of The Mountain Enterprise.

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