A Tapestry of Corn

A special corn trial explores growing grain corn for food and as a connection to cultural heritage

A Tapestry of Corn

The Hudson Valley Farm Hub’s grain corn trial started last spring when eight varieties of corn were planted as a celebration of cultural heritage and an exploration into growing field corn for human consumption. 

The planting took place across five acres in a Farm Hub field along Route 209 between Hurley and Kingston and included sixteen rows of white, yellow, and blue corn varieties together with one heritage Mexican variety. Harvest began in November and could run into December. Post-harvest, Jay Goldmark, field crops production manager, and his team will be examining which varieties fared best and lessons learned from the yield data. 

Here is a gallery of photos from the field.

To learn more about the grain corn trial click here