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Corn Month

Get ready to "stalk" up on delicious corn dishes all month long! It's Corn Month and we have plenty of recipes, tips, and fun facts to share.
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Introduction

It's time to savor the sweet taste of summer with Corn Month, beginning on July 1! Did you know that corn is one of the oldest cultivated crops in the world? It has been a staple food for many cultures for thousands of years and remains a popular ingredient in dishes all around the globe. From corn on the cob to popcorn, this versatile vegetable offers endless possibilities for delicious meals and snacks. So let's celebrate Corn Month by indulging in some tasty treats and learning more about this beloved summertime crop!

History of Corn Month

Corn Month Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2500 BC</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Corn's Ancient Origins</div><div class='timeline-text'>Archaeologists discovered that corn was first domesticated in Mexico around this time, making it one of the world's oldest cultivated crops.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1600s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Corn Comes to America</div><div class='timeline-text'>Corn cultivation spread northward to what is now the United States, where Native Americans taught European settlers how to grow this important crop.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1865</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First Corn Canning Company</div><div class='timeline-text'>The National Canning Company, known for its canned sweet corn, started operation, extending corn's reach into homes during non-harvest periods.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1930s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Corn Becomes a Commodity</div><div class='timeline-text'>In the United States, corn became a heavily traded commodity in the 1930s, which affected its production and price significantly.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1959</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>High-Fructose Corn Syrup Invented</div><div class='timeline-text'>In the late 1950s, researchers developed the first high-fructose corn syrup, resulting in increased uses for corn in food processing and soft drinks.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1970</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Corn Ethanol Fuel</div><div class='timeline-text'>Beginning in the 1970s, corn started to be used to produce ethanol fuel, further expanding its usages beyond food production.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate Corn Month

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Visit a corn maze</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Get lost in a corn maze and have some fun with friends and family. Many corn mazes also offer other activities such as pumpkin patches and hayrides.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Try out new corn recipes</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Challenge yourself to cook with corn in new and creative ways. Look up recipes for dishes like corn chowder, corn salsa, or even corn ice cream!</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Attend a local corn festival</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Many towns and cities have festivals to celebrate their local crops. Look for a corn festival near you and enjoy live music, food vendors, and other fun activities.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Have a movie night with corny films</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Gather some friends and watch your favorite movies with corny jokes or references. Some suggestions include "Field of Dreams," "Nacho Libre," or "Children of the Corn."</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Visit a corn farm</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Take a trip to a local corn farm and learn about the process of growing and harvesting corn. You may even get to pick your own fresh ears of corn to take home!</p></div></div>

Why We Love Corn Month

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Corn is a versatile ingredient</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>From corn on the cob and creamed corn to popcorn and tortilla chips, there are countless ways to enjoy this delicious vegetable. Plus, it can be used in both sweet and savory dishes, making it a great option for any meal.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Corn is nutritious</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Corn contains fiber, vitamins, and minerals that are essential for a healthy diet. It's also low in fat and calories, which means you can enjoy it guilt-free. So go ahead and indulge in some tasty corn dishes all month long!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Corn is a staple in many cultures</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Corn has been an important part of many cuisines around the world for centuries. From Mexican street corn to Native American succotash, this versatile food has played a significant role in cultural dishes and traditions. Celebrate Corn Month by exploring different global recipes that feature this beloved ingredient.</p></div></div>

5 Fascinating Facts to Celebrate Corn Month

Corn Month FAQs

When is Corn Month?

Corn Month is celebrated on July 1st every year. In 2024, Corn Month will start on a Monday.

Corn Month Dates

Year
Date
Day

2023

Jul 1

Saturday

2024

Jul 1

Monday

2025

Jul 1

Tuesday

2026

Jul 1

Wednesday

2027

Jul 1

Thursday

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