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7/30/21-Good morning! Our Attica, Hoopeston, Tilton, and Rantoul stands will open at 10am Illinois time with sweetcorn and honey. The condition of this corn is much improved and is excellent tasting. The weather has cooled down and it's the weekend and would be a great time to take advantage of putting some corn in the freezer for winter.

7/29/21- We started a new patch today and found it to be a little on the younger side and with the weather forecast to be either raining or very hot and sticky we only picked a little bit today.  Corn will be limited at stands so make sure you get there and get your early and so that my sweet family can be home before the storms or heat are too bad.  Corn and honey available in Hoopeston, Tilton, and Rantoul today. 

7/28/21-Today we have honey and sweetcorn available in Hoopeston, Tilton, Rantoul, and Attica. All stands open at 10 am Illinois time. We didn't get as much corn picked today so make sure you get to the stand early to get yours today.  We apologize for not updating the website yesterday.  Our internet service, Watch communications, is VERY unreliable and doesn't work half the time.  Unfortunately we can only update the website on our home computer and not our phones so that limits us when the internet is down.  Remember you can always call our office number and listen to our message.  Just copy down the phone number and give it a call next time the website is not updated.  217-304-2277

7/26/21-Today we have corn and honey available in Hoopeston, Tilton, Rantoul, and Attica. Just a reminder that the Hoopeston stand has moved to the old car wash just east of the corn of RT 1 and 9. The Attica stand will be open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday this week. If you are thinking about putting some corn in the freezer, this corn will be excellent. It is tender, yet a good yield on each ear.

7/24/21-Today we have corn and honey available in Hoopeston, Tilton, Rantoul, and Attica. All stands open at 10am Illinois time. Remember no Sunday corn sales so make sure and get your weekend corn today. For those of you that have been wondering this is the first day in the variety that we call the "footballs." It is our regular full season corn and is excellent for freezing. When we got to the field today we were pleased with what we found and the yield and quality look great! Have a great weekend!

7/23/21- Today we have corn and honey in Hoopeston, Tilton, Rantoul, and Attica. Don't forget that our Hoopeston stand has moved to the old car wash just east of Rt 1 and 9 on Rt 9. All stands open at 10 am Illinois time and close when we sell out. Don't delay getting your corn today!

7/22/21-It's a great day to buy some Lingley Brothers Sweetcorn!" Today we will have corn and honey available in Hoopeston, Tilton, and Rantoul. The Attica stand will be open tomorrow (Friday). In regards to the Hoopeston stand, we have a new location! A huge big thank you to the Reutters for allowing Megan to move her stand to the old car wash in the Hoopeston Plaza just around the corner of Rt 1 and 9 to the east. Please be patient with us as we work out the kinks in our new location! We sure do appreciate everyone who helps out our family farm by allowing us to set up our farmstands and sell our produce. It's so wonderful to be part of communities that value other local businesses! Have a great day!

7/21/21- Today we have corn and honey available in Hoopeston, Tilton, and Rantoul.   All stands open at 10am. We apologize for the lack of posting the last couple of days.  Our internet service was down and we can't update the blog on our phones, we can only do it on our computer. If you don't have facebook you can still call our office number after 9am and get the daily update.  That number is 217-339-2487.  We appreciate you patience.

7/17/21-We are back! It was muddy, but we got it picked. Today we have corn and honey available in Hoopeston, Tilton, Rantoul, and Attica. Remember no Sunday corn sales so get your weekend corn today. Just a note...Jenna ( Rantoul stand) has a new truck to haul the trailer so don't be confused. Always look for the Lingley Brothers Sweetcorn sign to make sure you are getting our picked fresh today sweetcorn! Have a great weekend!

7-16-21-None of our stands will be open today.

7/15/21-Today our Hoopeston, Tilton, and Rantoul stands are open with honey and sweetcorn. All stands open at 10 am Illinois time and close when we sell out or 5pm. There is a chance we will not have corn tomorrow depending on the weather,  We are already very close to not being able to get into the field because of all the rain and if we get anything measurable in the overnight it will make picking impossible.  It will be an in the morning decision so you will have to check in with us in the morning.

7/14/21-Today our Hoopeston, Tilton, and Rantoul stands will open at 10am with corn and honey. Please be patient with us and our Attica stand we will open that stand soon, but we are working out all the first of the season kinks.

7/13/21-Welcome to the 2021 Sweetcorn season! It was a wet and muddy one out there today, but we got it picked. The Hoopeston, Tilton, and Rantoul stands will be open today with corn and honey. All stands open at 10am Illinois time and close when we sell out. Remember the Rantoul stand is now across from the Dairy Queen and the Hoopeston stand is in the HIcksgas lot. The Tilton stand remains in the Family Dollar parking lot.

7-12-2021-

It's that time of year again! We will start our sweetcorn season tomorrow (July 13th). As with any business this year we will be met with some changes that you should be aware of. As you know we are a family farm. We employ family and close friends to pick and sell for us ensuring that our quality remains high. This year at some of our stands we will be moving some people around. You may see a new face, but be assured they are still part of the Lingley Brothers crew as long as you see the familiar signage. All of our stands are equipped with signage that represent our family farm. Our Hoopeston stand will have an adjustment in location. The progress for the new truck stop is coming along nicely, but will mean that we will need to move our stand in Hoopeston just south to the Hicksgas lot. We will try this location and see how it works and it may need to be adjusted further, but we will let you know. 
The Rantoul location will be moving this year as well. It will be in the lot across from Dairy Queen on 136. This year we will not have tomatoes for sale at any of our locations. Over the winter we lost the plastic on one of our tunnels, have expanded our bee and honey operation, and just did not have the labor force that it takes to grow that many tomatoes. It is our hope that we can reorganize over the next year and figure out a way to bring the tomatoes back. We also have made the decision that we will have to have a price increase this year. We try very hard to keep our cost down and our quality high so that we can pass that savings on to our customers, however with fuel, inputs, etc going up continually we will be raising our price this year to $6 a dz, and $3 a half dz. We have not raised our prices since 2013, but unfortunately the time has come. While there are some changes at Lingley Brothers this year there are many things that will stay the same. You will still see our family and friends that have genuine investment in our family farm manning our stands. We will still be open Monday -Saturday from 10-5 or when we sell out. We will still provide updates on our Facebook page (Lingley Brothers Sweetcorn), our website (www.lingleybros.com), and our office message (217-339-2487) that you can check after 9 am each day to see what stands will be open. Most importantly you will still have all of us working hard all summer to provide you with the best products that we can. Things like the weather are out of our control, but you are guaranteed that we will do our best every day. We value our customers and our reputation. Word of mouth is our best advertisement so please let your friends and neighbors know about our business, our website, and have them like our Facebook page. See you soon!

7-3-2021  Well another season is about to get started! We are about 9-10 days out from the first corn being ready. Of course, its just a guess but the cool April and part of May didn't give us quite the boost in growth for an early start. As we get closer to the 12th, we will begin to post a little more often. Have a great Independence Day!

 

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Toby Brown

Toby is the owner of Lingley Bros. Sweetcorn since 2000. A 1989 graduate of Hoopeston East-Lynn High School, he began farming in 1993, the sixth generation farming the ground he lives on. He and his wife Paige have four children:  Jenna, Katie, Josh and Megan. Together they raise 48 acres of sweet corn, 900 tomatoes and a half acre of green beans. In addition to farming, Toby is an Elder at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Hoopeston, an officer on the Rossville Area Fire Department, assistant 4-H leader of Hoopeston Boosters 4-H club and a beekeeper.

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