How To: Freeze fresh corn

Do not get intimidated by freezing fresh corn — this process is also called ‘putting up’ corn.  It’s a way you are able to enjoy local farm produce all year long!  You can freeze corn on the cob and/or cut off the kernels for creamed corn, however you prefer to enjoy it.

sweet corn, Southern Belle Farm, McDonough, GaWe found great step-by-step instructions on SimplyCanning.com that will walk you through the process.  You will need large boilers and/or a big container filled with ice water, freezer bags, kitchen tongs.  Here are a few highlights of the process:

First you’ll need to husk corn and remove silk. Then blanch the ears of corn.

Plunge the cobs in boiling water for 5-6 minutes depending on the size of the cob.  Remove cobs with tongs. Place immediately into a sink or pot of ice water to cool and stop the cooking process.  This is called blanching.

For the full instructions, visit SimplyCanning.com and enjoy that Southern Belle Farm sweet corn!

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