Iowa license plates claim their state is “Where the Tall Corn Grows," but anyone who’s sampled New Jersey sweet corn knows we give the Midwest a good run for its money when it comes to those golden-kerneled vegetables!
In order to locate the absolute best roadside stands for freshly-picked sweet corn, Team Nest Builder conducted an unofficial survey amongst friends, neighbors, and relatives. The winner? Anderson Farms, with locations in Sparta and Newton. Too far for you to travel? Read on for a range of sweet corn-selling New Jersey roadside stands throughout Sussex and Morris County. (Note: Many roadside stands offer limited produce/hours of operation, so be sure to call ahead!)
Anderson Farms (WINNER!)
Offering: A wide range of fruits and vegetables hand-picked daily including the BEST local sweet corn (according to our unofficial survey), baked goods, jams, salsas, bbq sauces, honey, pickles, cheeses, flowers, and plants.
311 Pequist Road, Andover
Offering: A variety of produce including tomatoes, peppers, corn, eggplants, peaches, bedding plants, perennials, nursery stock and garden supplies.
Green Valley Farms
997 Route 23, Wantage; Route 94, Vernon
Offering: Sweet corn, tomatoes, fruits, pumpkins, homemade pies, jams & canned goods, specialty items, pumpkins
251 Route 94, Newton
Offering: Tomatoes, corn, cucumbers, zucchini, variety of other in-season fruits & vegetables
101 Route 645, Sandyston
Offering: Blueberries, corn tomatoes, potatoes, peppers, tomatillos, eggplant, garlic, onion, herbs, cucumbers, pumpkins, apples, pears, cut flowers, raspberries, & squash
Pochuck Valley Farm
962 Route 517, McAfee Glenwood Road, Glenwood
Offering: Apples, Peaches, Plums, Pears, Onions, Potatoes, Peppers (Green, Red, Hot, Sweet and more) Sweet Corn, Acorn Squash, Tomatoes, Zucchini, Carrots, Lettuce, Garlic, Watermelons, String Beans, Pumpkins
1 Alstede Farms Lane, Chester
Offering: A huge variety of homegrown produce including asparagus, strawberries, squash, tomatoes, lettuces, peppers, sweet corn, eggplant, rhubarb, peaches, raspberries, blackberries, currants, gooseberries, apples, pumpkins, our own honey, homemade ice cream & quiche, home-baked pies and more.
25 Hillside Avenue, Flanders
Offering: Jersey Fresh produce, homegrown sweet corn, tomatoes, squash, eggplant, green beans, cucumbers, peppers
32 Ironia Road, Mendham
Offering: Lettuces, spinach, kale, Swiss chard, tomatoes, radishes, peppers, cucumbers, zucchini, carrots, basil, patty-pan squash, herbs, pumpkins, beets, arugula, sweet corn.
Hamilton Farms Greenhouses & Farm Market
130 Old Denville Road, Boonton Twp.
Offering: Local, Seasonal produce including strawberries, lettuce, spinach, blueberries, peaches, corn, tomatoes, apples
645 Millbrook Avenue, Randolph
Offering: Apples, blueberries, cherries, grapes, melons, nectarines, peaches, pears, plums, strawberries, beans, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, corn, cucumbers, eggplant, lettuce, onions, peppers, squash/zucchini, tomatoes, honey, jams & jellies, pies
Route 15 & Berkshire Valley Road, Wharton
Offering: Summer & Fall: Sweet corn (picked daily), tomatoes (cherry & plum), peppers, eggplant, cucumbers, cantaloupes, watermelon, local peaches, apples, nectarines, squash, basil, potatoes, onions, local arugula, Swiss chard and beets, pumpkins.
Additional Source: New Jersey Department of Agriculture, Jersey Fresh