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a large wooden bin filled with freshly picked sweet corn; sign on the bin says Herrle's Vision sweet corn variety

Vision, Flavourvee and Gourmet: Sweet Corn in Waterloo Region

When you crunch down on a cob of corn, you’re biting juicily into 10,000 years of history. Domesticated in Mexico, corn is a large grass that was an elemental foodstuff for a variety of American cultures – and at this time of the year, it’s also a particularly delicious local food in Waterloo Region

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Farm Gates in Waterloo Region

You can’t drive very far in Waterloo Region without coming across hand-painted signs for brown eggs and maple syrup. Farm gate sales and “honour stands” are a part of the countryside where you leave your money in a box and “on your honour.”

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