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9/19-It was a balmy 39 degrees when we started picking this morning, but we got it picked. We finished up the patch so corn is limited today. Only 2 small patches left for this season. Today we have corn and honey in Hoopeston and Tilton. Remember No Sunday Corn Sales so get your weekend corn today. Have a great weekend.

9/18-Today we have corn and honey in Hoopeston, Tilton, and Rantoul. All stands open at 10am and close when we sell out.

9/17 - Today we have corn and honey available in Hoopeston, Tilton, and Rantoul. All stands open at 10am and close when we sell out.

9/16-Today we have corn and honey in Hoopeston, Tilton, and Attica. Attica this will be the only time for corn this week. Rantoul no corn today because Dan has a Dr Appointment. A;; stands open at 10am Illinois time and close when we sell out.

9/15-Today we have corn and honey in Hoopeston, Tilton, and Rantoul. Wednesday we will have corn in Attica. Rantoul will not have corn on Wednesday because Dan has a Dr. appointment. All stands open at 10am and close when we sell out.

9/14-Today we have corn and honey available in Hoopeston, Tilton, and Rantoul. All stands open at 10am and close when we sell ou

9/12-Today we have corn in Hoopeston, Tilton, and Rantoul. Remember no Sunday corn sales so get your weekend corn today. This would be excellent for freezing if you haven't had a chance to put some away for the winter months. Our season is winding down and we only have 3 patches left.

9/11-Today we have corn in Hoopeston, Tilton, and Rantoul. The forecast for tomorrow is looking a little iffy and it may be harder for us to get a lot of corn picked so if you need freezing corn for the weekend make plans today. All stands open at 10am Illinois time and close when we sell ou

9/10 - Today we have corn in Hoopeston, Tilton, and Rantoul. Our season is winding down so make sure you have your winter stash of corn all tucked away in your freezer. Our stands open at 10am and close when we sell out.

9/9-Today we have corn in Hoopeston, Tilton, Rantoul, and Attica. Attica this will be your only opportunity for corn this week because it's the only day the kids have to sell. Our corn season is winding down in the next couple of weeks. If you haven't put corn in the freezer yet, don't put it off. The last couple of patches are smaller and corn may be limited. All stands open at 10am Illinois time and close when we sell out.

9/8 - Today we have limited corn in Hoopeston, Tilton, and Rantoul. The patch is still on the young side so we didn't want to waste it by picking it too young. Attica will have corn tomorrow (Wednesday) and that will be the only day this week for Attica. All stands open at 10am and close when we sell out.

9/7-After looking at the patch, Toby decided that overall the patch is just not quite ready to pick so none of our stands will be open on Monday. See you all Tuesday!

9/5-Good morning! What a beautiful day we have! The Attica, Tilton, Hoopeston, and Rantoul stands will be open at 10am Illinois time with some fabulous fresh picked sweetcorn. There will be no Sunday corn sales and Monday is still up in the air. We finished the current patch this morning and the next patch is a little on the young side so we will see how it progresses in the next 2 days. When we start the next patch it is one of 4 left for this year. Our season will not end until towards the end of the month, but the last 2 patches are considerably smaller so corn will be limited. If you haven't put corn in the freezer, make plans to do so sooner then later so you don't get caught without some. The corn we picked this morning is fabulous! It is great for grilling, cooking the old normal way, microwaving, or putting some in the freezer. It is beautiful! If you are from out of town, this would be great to take home and show off to your friends and neighbors and brag about how great Central Illinois sweetcorn is! Have a blessed and safe weekend!

9/2-Today we have corn and honey available in Hoopeston, Tilton, and Rantoul. The Attica stand will be open Friday. All stands open at 10am and close when we sell out.

9/1-Today we have corn and honey available in Hoopeston, Tilton, and Rantoul. We are planning on having corn in Attica on Friday so make plans for that. All stands open at 10am and close when we sell out.

8/31-Today we have corn in Hoopeston, Tilton, and Rantoul. Stands open at 10am and close when we sell out.

8/29-Today we have corn and honey available in Hoopeston, Tilton, and Rantoul. We finished up the last of the "football" corn today and started on our late season corn, "Remedy." This is a longer ear, not as big around, and just as delicious. It is our late season corn because it offers better worm protection. Remember, no Sunday corn sales so get your weekend corn today. We are so grateful for our fabulous loyal customers! Have a great weekend!

8/28-Today we have corn and honey available in Attica, Tilton, and Rantoul. Hoopeston will have corn, honey, and limited tomatoes. All stands open at 10am Illinois time and close when we sell out.

8/27- Today we have corn in Attica and Tilton. Tomorrow we should be back in Rantoul and Hoopeston as well. We are hoping to have our Attica stand open again tomorrow, but it will depend on the yield. All stands open at 10am Illinois time and close when we sell out.

8/26-Today we have corn and honey in Hoopeston and Tilton. The corn is limited so don't delay in getting to the stands. We still plan to be in Attica on Thursday and Friday. All stands open at 10am and close when we sell out.

8/25-Today we have corn and honey available in Hoopeston, Tilton, and Rantoul. The corn is limited today so don't delay getting to the stand. We finished this patch today and will start our last patch of "football" corn tomorrow. This will last until Friday when we head into our late season corn, Remedy. We are planning on having an Attica stand on Thursday and Friday this week so make your plans and take advantage of Jenna and Jacob being there. All stands open at 10 am and close when we sell out.

8/24 - Today we have corn and honey available in Hoopeston, Tilton, and Rantoul. All stands open at 10am and close when we sell out. We are hoping to have the Attica stand open at the end of the week.

8/22-Today we have corn and honey available in Hoopeston , Tilton, and Rantoul. Remember no Sunday corn sales so get your weekend corn today. Don't delay getting to the stands, the corn demand has been high and we have been selling out early. We don't want you to be disappointed if you want corn this weekend. All stands open at 10am and close when we sell out. Have a great weekend.

8/21-Today we have corn and honey available in Hoopeston, Tilton, and Rantoul. All stands open at 10am and close when we sell out

8/20-Today we have corn and honey available in Hoopeston, Tilton, and Rantoul. All stands open at 10am and close when we sell out.

8/19-Today we have corn in Tilton, Attica, and Rantoul. Attica this may be your only chance this week to get corn due to work schedules so take advantage of it. All stands open at 10am Illinois time and close when we are sold out. The demand for corn is high this year so we have been selling out early. Don't delay getting yours today.

8/18-Today we have corn and honey available in Hoopeston, Tilton, and Rantoul. All stands open at 10am Illinois time and close when we sell out. The plan for Wednesday would be to have corn in Tilton, Rantoul, and Attica with the Hoopeston stand being closed for that day. It will depend on how much corn we find tomorrow when we pick. We will be finishing this patch tomorrow.

8/17-Today we have corn and honey available in Hoopeston, Tilton, and Rantoul. If you have been holding off on freezing corn, now would be a great time to put some in the freezer. All stands open at 10am and close when we sell out.

8/15-Today we have corn and honey available in Hoopeston, Tilton, and Rantoul. Remember no Sunday corn sales so get your weekend corn today.  Stands open at 10am and close when we sell out.  Have a great weekend.

8/14-Today we have corn and honey available in Hoopeston, Tilton, and Rantoul. All stands open at 10am and close when we sell out.

8/13-Today we have corn in Hoopeston, Tilton, Rantoul, and Attica. The corn demand has been high so don't delay getting to the stand. Attica this will be your opportunity to get corn for the weekend. All stands open at 10am and close when we sell out. If you want to freeze some corn this would be great for that. We will start a new patch tomorrow.

8/12- What a beautiful load of corn this morning!  Do not miss out putting some of this in your freezer or eating some for supper.  Today we have stands in Hoopeston, Tilton, and Rantoul. all stands open at 10am Illinois and close when we sell out.  We are working on getting enough help to have a stand in Attica tomorrow (Thursday).

8/11-Today we have corn and honey in Hoopeston, Tilton, and Rantoul. If you have not put your corn in the freezer make plans to do so. This corn is absolutely fabulous! All stands open at 10am Illinois time. We are trying to get it arranged so that Attica will be open another day this week. Stay tuned as we make plans.

8/10-Today our Hoopeston, Attica, Tilton, and Rantoul stands will be open with corn and honey. All stands open at 10am Illinois time and close when we sell out. This is the best corn of the season so far. Plan to put some in the freezer.

8/8-Today we have corn and honey available in Hoopeston, Tilton, and Rantoul. This corn is lovely and would make a great addition to any cookout or pool party you are having this weekend. There are no Sunday corn sales so get your weekend corn today. Just a reminder that the Attica stand will be open on Monday so our Attica/Williamsport customers can make plans for that. Stands open at 10am Illinois time everyday and close when we sell out.

8/7- Today we will only have enough corn for Hoopeston. We started our next patch today and are very excited about the way it looks will yield. It will likely be the best corn we have had so far. Unfortunately the cool weather has slowed down the maturity and it was just a little too young to continue today. We will try again tomorrow and hopefully get to our stands. It was supposed to be a day for Attica/Williamsport, that will be Monday instead. By Monday, this should be great corn to put in the freezer.

8/6-Today none of our stands are open. When we got into the patch today there was just not the quality or quantity we expected. We will try the next patch tomorrow. It needs some heat.today. Stay tuned for updates.

8/5-Today we have honey and corn available in Hoopeston, Tilton, and Rantoul. We will finish up this patch tomorrow and the next patch needs another day or so. This means that the corn will be limited tomorrow and may result in Rantoul not having corn for the day and Hoopeston being limited. We will attempt to start the next patch on Friday. As much as the cooler temps have been enjoyable the sweetcorn needs it to be a little warmer to mature in a timely fashion. Stay tuned to this page for updates.

8/4-Today we have corn and honey available in Hoopeston, Tilton, and Rantoul. All stands open at 10am Illinois time.

8/3-Today we have corn and honey available in Hoopeston, Tilton, Rantoul, and Attica. Attica don't delay getting corn the next time that stand will be open will be Friday. Please note that the cooler temps will slow down the next patch so the availability may result in a day off or some stands being closed for a day. All stands open at 10am Illinois time. Don't delay we have been selling out early every day.

8/1-Sweetcorn farming is not for the faint of heart. Yes, it was raining, and yes it was muddy, but we got it picked so that our stands could be open today. Today we have corn and honey available in Hoopeston, Rantoul, and Tilton. Remember there are no Sunday corn sales so get your weekend corn today. All stands open at 10am Illinois time. Have a great weekend!

7/31-Today we have corn and honey available in Hoopeston, Tilton, Attica, and Rantoul. Attica folks make sure you take advantage of the kids being there and don't assume they will be there all day. All stands open at 10am Illinois time and close when we sell out. We update the facebook page throughout the day as stands sell out. Have a great Friday!

7/30-Today we have corn and honey available in Hoopeston, Tilton, and Rantoul. The Attica stand will be open tomorrow so make your plans now. If you are wanting to put some corn in the freezer the corn we have now and this weekend will be good for that. Take advantage of the rainy day today and the cooler temps this weekend. All stands open at 10am Illinois time.

7/29-Today we have Corn, Limited tomatoes, and honey in Tilton, Rantoul, and Hoopeston. All stands open at 10am.

7/28-Today we only have corn in Tilton. When we went out to pick this morning we found that the corn really needed another day to be able to pick it efficiently and not sacrifice too much of it for being too young. We checked the next patch and it looks like we will be able to hopefully get into it by Friday. This means that we just need to get through the next couple of days in this patch and then we will have a great supply. This patch just didn't come up well and the yield is not there. Be patient with us! We are only a week into the season and we have lots of good corn coming. All stands open at 10am Illinois time and close when we sell out.

7/26-After looking at the next patch, Toby has made the decision to not pick tomorrow (Monday). The stand in the patch just needs another day. We will see you on Tuesday. The stand in this patch is not ideal so the yield is not as good as it could be, therefore depending on what we find when we go out there we may have limited stands open this week. Stay tuned to the page for updates.

7/25- We finished the last of our 2nd patch this morning. The next one is not quite ready enough to start. There is a decent chance we may hold off picking on Monday as well. As a result, we will only have limited corn in Tilton, Hoopeston and Rantoul today, no tomatoes. The next planting did not emerge well due to spring conditions, so while the corn itself looks fantastic, there isn't a lot out there. Once we get through it, we should have both quality AND quantity. Have a great weekend!

7/24-Today we have corn in Tilton, Rantoul, Hoopeston, and Attica. Please understand that the Attica stand will not be open every day. Our kids work full time jobs so they are helping us out on their days off so take advantage when they are there. All stands open at 10am Illinois time.

7/23-Today we have corn and Honey available in Hoopeston, Tilton, and Rantoul. We are working on getting the attica stand open for the weekend. All stands open at 10am and close at 5 or when we sell out.

7/22-Today we have corn available in Hoopeston, Tilton, and Rantoul. No tomatoes today. All stands open at 10 am and close at 5 or when we sell out.

7/21-Today we have corn available in Tilton, Hoopeston, and Rantoul. Limited tomatoes in Hoopeston and Tilton. This early corn did not yield like we had hoped, but it did have some rough growing weather. We finished this patch today and will start a new patch tomorrow. Corn looks good and plentiful and should be a great week of corn.

7/20/20-Good Monday morning! Today we have corn in Hoopeston, Tilton, and Rantoul. The Hoopeston and Tilton stands have limited tomatoes. We are still figuring out the labor and selling for Williamsport. A couple of things to keep in mind: 1. We update our website and facebook page daily after 9am. We really don't know what we have or where it is going until we pick it. We also try to update the post as stands sell out. 2. Early corn is not the corn to freeze. Wait until we get into bigger better stuff. 3. The first two patches of corn are varieties we only grow once a year. They always are grown in a tough cold time period and as such never yield or look like our flagship main season corn. They are meant to wet your whistle until the "footballs" are ready, otherwise corn season wouldn't start until next week. Please don't compare them to the corn you buy the other 98% of the time, it is coming though. 4. The pace and demand on these first days is difficult. We feel pressure to move as quickly as we can as people are standing in an insanely long line. We are likely to throw extras in your bag to make up for any judgement errors but if you don't feel you received your money's worth let us know next time and we will make it right with you. 5. Sincerely, THANK YOU for your excitement, loyalty and patience. We will do our best to get set up quickly at our stands. It takes a few minutes but keeps the corn (and us) in better shape :-) 6. We have a long season ahead of us with what we expect to be great corn. Thanks from all of us at LBS!

7/18/2020-So we did a thing this morning. We have a sample and we will be in Hoopeston around 10. All other stands will start next week.

7-1-2020  Well we are getting set for another sweetcorn season!  We are behind in the growing season because of the cold temps in April and most of May.  We did manage to plant a couple weeks earlier than last year but not much growth happened. We finally started seeing tassels and silks a few days ago which means we will definitely be on or after the 18th of July before anything would possibly be ready. Overall the corn looks good and has benefited from the heat and rain this week.  Please stay tuned for updates as we get closer to starting time. --Toby

 

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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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