Market Days: Farm Fresh Corn Recipes

When the San Mateo weather is warm, sweet and juicy corn is ripe for the picking. Corn is one of the most versatile ingredients out there—classified as a summer vegetable (on the cob), a grain (as a kernel), and a fruit (like tomatoes). Whether you have the Saturday College of San Mateo Farmers Market on your weekly agenda or plan to hit the 25th Avenue Farmers Market on a Tuesday evening, grab the best of summer’s sweet corn while at its peak! Here’s a few recipes that will help you make the most of your bounty utilizing this summertime staple.

Buttery Instant Pot Corn on the Cob. The Instant Pot is the fastest, easiest way you can cook corn for a crowd this summer and you’re going to love having this new technique up your sleeve!

Tomato and Corn Cheesy Pastry Bites. These can be eaten as a side or main dish, packed with a taste of summer in every bite.

Sweet Corn Fritters. These delicious little bites are a great way to enjoy the summer’s bounty of fresh corn and make a perfect starter, side dish, or snack.

Grilled Corn Salad. This versatile, flavorful corn salad is the perfect way to use up leftover grilled corn. Mix and match your favorite cheeses, herbs, and nuts.

Corn Chowder. You’ll fall in love with this delicious creamy soup recipe is made from scratch. This recipe makes a great side dish but is perfect as the star of your dinner show.

Mexican Street Corn (Elote). This side is perfect for any cookout staple. Gather all of the toppings create a Build Your Own Elote Bar at your next neighborhood party.

Creamy Corn Pasta with Basil. There’s no cream in this summery pasta dish, just a luscious sauce made from puréed fresh corn and sweet sautéed scallions, along with Parmesan for depth and red chile flakes.

Baked Sweet Corn Croquettes. These delicious corn croquettes are baked like muffins instead of fried. They can be served with butter or salsa as an accompaniment.

Summer Corn Pizza. The corn are juicy bursts of summer and combine with the cheese to make a truly great pie. Want to up the ante? Make the pizza on the grill!

Black Bean and Corn Salad. This easy salad comes together quickly and works as a side dish, a great topping for tacos, or as an appetizer with tortilla chips.

Hold on to the sweet taste of fresh summer corn with Freezer Sweet Corn, allowing you to have fresh corn any time of the year.

Bike to Farmers Market

Find your fresh summer bounty at these nearby Farmers Markets:

College of San Mateo Farmers’ Market at 1700 W Hillsdale Blvd runs Saturdays from 9:00am-1:00pm, year-round, it’s a quick jaunt from Bay Meadows and you’ll find ample parking available in the adjacent lots.

25th Avenue Farmers’ Market at 194 W 25th Avenue runs Tuesdays from 3:00pm-7:00pm, May through October.

Belmont Farmers’ Market at 1201 El Camino Real runs on Sundays from 9:00am-1:00pm, year-round.

San Carlos Farmers’ Market in Downtown Laurel Street between Cherry Street and San Carlos Avenue runs Sundays from 9:00am-1:00pm.

Experience Midurban life. Bay Meadows is a family-friendly neighborhood with lots of open space to enjoy all-year long. Whether it’s growing your own vegetables in an organic community garden, playing a game of pick-up basketball after work, team building over bocce in the beer garden, picnicking with family on warm summer nights or with a run around the park, there’s no shortage of green space to explore. Check out life out and about at Bay Meadows by following us on Instagram.