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9/28/19-Our sweetcorn season is over! We want to sincerely thank all of our loyal customers who stuck with us during this very challenging season. Our customers truly are the best! Have a great winter and we will see you next year!

9/27/19-Good morning! Today we have corn and honey available in Hoopeston, Tilton, and Rantoul. All stands open at 10am.
Today is the last guaranteed day at our stands. We will have a little to pick tomorrow,but we don’t know how much, or where it will go.We cannot express how truly grateful our family is that we have received so much support over the years. We look forward to seeing everyone today! Come get one last taste of summer

9/26/19-Today we have corn and honey available in Hoopeston, Tilton, and Rantoul. Please note that Katie will be at the Rantoul stand today because Dan has a doctor's appointment. She drives a blue truck. We are down to our last couple of days. All stands open at 10am. I update the facebook page throughout the day as we sell out.

9/25/19-Today we have corn and honey available in Hoopeston , Tilton, Rantoul, and Attica. Attica this will be your last corn for the season. All stands open at 10am Illinois time and I update the facebook page throughout the day as we sell out

9/24/19-And then there was one. We started our last patch this morning and our season will end some time this week. Today we have corn and honey in Hoopeston, Tilton, and Rantoul. We update the facebook page throughout the day as stands sell out. Our stands open at 10am Illinois time.

9/23/19-Today we have corn and honey available in Hoopeston, Tilton, and Rantoul. This will be our last week. Not every stand will have corn everyday. Depending on the yield will determine if the corn makes it to Saturday. All stands open at 10am Illinois time and I update the facebook page throughout the day as stands sell out.

9/21/19-Good morning! We picked a great load today. It looks and tastes amazing!! This potentially could be our last Saturday so if you need to freeze corn on the weekend today is the day. We have one more patch but we are not sure it will last until next weekend. It will depend on yield as we spread it around to all the stands so that everyone gets a chance to have it. Today we have corn and honey available in Hoopeston, Tilton, Attica, and Rantoul. The stands have been selling out early so don't wait if you want corn. Remember no Sunday corn sales. All stands open at 10am Illinois time. I update the facebook page as stands sell out throughout the day. Have a great weekend!

9/20/19-Today we have corn and honey available in Hoopeston, Tilton, Rantoul, and Attica.  This corn is great!  If you haven't put any in the freezer do not delay.  Our season will end some time next week.  All stands open at 10am Illinois time.

9/19/19-Today we have corn in Hoopeston, Tilton, and Rantoul. We didn't get quite enough picked for the Attica stand. She will definitely be there tomorrow. All stands open at 10am Illinois time.

9/18/19-Today we have corn in Hoopeston and Tilton. The stands have been selling out early so don't delay in getting there. We finished one patch and also started our 2nd to last patch today. We ended up starting it earlier then we thought we would because it was progressing nicely. That means this patch will last through the weekend and we will start our last patch next week sometime when it is ready. This hot weather is not going to allow us to stretch it like we thought it would. If you haven't put any in the freezer you should definitely make plans to do that soon. All stands open at 10am Illinois time and we update the facebook page as stands sell out throughout the day.

9/17/19-Today we have corn available in Hoopeston, Attica, Tilton, and Rantoul. Our season is coming to a close. It will end some time next week. We are not sure of the exact day, but the hot weather is bringing the corn along faster then we expected. Don't miss out on putting some in the freezer. Don't delay in getting to the stands we have been selling out early. Our stands open at 10am Illinois time.

9/16/19-Today we have corn and honey available in Tilton, Hoopeston, Attica, and Rantoul. If you have not had a chance to put some in the freezer don't delay. We only have 2 and a half patches left. All stands open at 10am Illinois time.

9/14/19-Today we have limited corn and also honey available in Hoopeston, Tilton, Rantoul, and Attica. No Sunday corn sales so get your weekend corn today. All stands open at 10am Illinois time.

9/13/19-Good morning! Wow, this patch looks great, however, it is still on the young side so we stopped picking this morning so we didn't waste any of it. We do have limited corn in Hoopeston and Tilton today. We will decide this evening if we will pick tomorrow based on how the corn looks after today. This corn is beautiful and reaffirms just what we thought that when we get into it we will have a good amount to sell. The yield is substantially better. No guarantees we will pick tomorrow. So much of this is out of our control. The stands will open at 10am Illinois time. Have a great day!

9/12/19-Today none of our stands are open. Toby checked the patch last night and it was just not quite ready. Today's heat will bring it along nicely and we will have good corn for the weekend. We are down to out last 3 patches so if you haven't put some in the freezer you should not delay. See you tomorrow!

9/11/19-Today we have limited corn in Tilton. We finished this patch today and the next patch is close, but still looks a little young so we will make a determination when we get home tonight. We will have corn this weekend. All stands open at 10am Illinois time.

9/10/19-Today we have corn in Tilton, Attica, and Rantoul. The corn for the weekend looks promising. This should be our last patch of corn that is low yielding and should finish the last 3 patches strong. Stands open at 10am Illinois time.

9/9/19- None of our stands are open today. 

9/7/19-None of our stands are open today. We will try again on Monday.

9/6/19-We started a new patch today. The yield is disappointing and we will pick the entire 48 rows in 2 days. We walked past lots of stalks that had blank ears on them (no kernels). Today we will have corn in Hoopeston and Tilton. Both stands are limited so don't delay. The patch is on the young side and we will make a determination after we sell today whether we pick the rest of the patch tomorrow or let it mature a little and pick it Monday. The next patch is a few days away and while we are hopeful that the yield will go up, there is really no way to know. Stands open at 10am Illinois time.

9/4/19- None of our stands are open today.

9/3/19-None of our stands are open today. It looks like it will be closer to the end of the week for our next patch.

8/31/19- None of our stands are open today.

8/30/19-Today we have very very limited corn in Hoopeston and that is all the corn we will have for the weekend. This patch yield was so small that if it hadn't been Labor day weekend we would have mowed it off because it was not cost effective for us to pick it, but we know that corn is important to people on this weekend. Our next patch is not close and it will be towards the end of next week before. it is ready. We seem to have caught the problem in time on this one, and it looks much better. Stand will open at 10am. Have a great weekend.

8/29/19-None of our stands are open today. We scouted this weekend's patch the the yield was even more disappointing then we thought. No one would like to be selling corn more then us this weekend, but this patch isn't going to allow that. Here is the plan for the weekend. Hoopeston will have very limited corn on Friday and Friday only. None of the other stands will be open. Don't panic if you haven't gotten all the corn you want in the freezer, the later patches look better and have gotten a little rain. Be patient. Thank you for you patience this year and for you support. We couldn't ask for better customers.

8/28/19-Today we have very limited corn in Hoopeston, Attica, Tilton, and Rantoul. Attica this will be the last time we are over there until next week. The other stands will be very limited this weekend. Probably no corn tomorrow. From what we see in the next patch the yield will be as small or smaller then the patch we are in now, and the patch is not as big. We update everyday no later then 9am and the stands open at 10am Illinois time. To get a good understanding of what we are experiencing right now check out Toby's post from yesterday.

8/27/19-We started a new week, in a new patch, with a new variety. This corn has endured a hot dry summer and it has reduced the yield considerably. The patch size is about half of what we just came out of and the yield is also about half. You should know that the appearance of this corn is different. It has a smaller cob which makes the corn appear smaller. When under stress it produces a bobble head looking end on the ear. To our surprise the ears are filled out well. That being said, we will have corn this week. Not every stand may be open every day. We are going to do our best to keep you in the loop about when we will be where. Please know that we do not think we will have enough corn for every stand to be open all weekend. We will attempt to make sure each stand has the opportunity to get corn later in the week. Today we have corn and honey available in Hoopeston, Tilton, and Rantoul. We will have corn in Attica tomorrow. All stands open at 10am Illinois time.

8/26/19-None of our stands are open today. The patch isn't quite ready. We will try again tomorrow.

8/24/19-Today we have corn and honey available in Hoopeston, Attica, Tilton, and Rantoul. All stands open at 10am Illinois time.

8/23/19-Today we have corn and honey available in Hoopeston, Attica, Tilton, and Rantoul. All stands open at 10am Illinois time.

8/22/19-Today we have corn and honey available in Hoopeston, Tilton, Attica, and Rantoul. The tomatoes at this point are basically done. We may have some surprises later, but the plants do not look healthy and we are unable to water because we are have to have a new well drilled. Some clarification on yesterday's post. Some folks took what I said to mean that we will be out of corn soon. THAT IS NOT THE CASE! We should have corn until about the 3rd week in September. The patch size will decrease (as it does every year at this time) and the yield will probably decrease for 2 reasons. One being that late season corn is harder to grow (that's why most people don't do it) and two, the lack of rain we have had this summer will hurt the yield. We just want you to be as informed as possible that not every stand may be open every day after next week. We don't want you to put off freezing corn for the winter and miss out because you didn't get to the stand in time. All stands open at 10am Illinois time.

8-21-19 - Good morning from the farm! We did a little scouting today and here is what we found. We will finish this patch of corn this week. This is our last patch of "footballs." We know lots of you love this variety and so do we. Our later season corn is the corn we have been growing for years and is better for the conditions that happen later in the year. We will start this next week. We have been wondering when the lack of rain would start affecting the pollination and yield. We believe that the patch towards the end of next week will be that patch. The ear size is a little smaller and the yield from what we can see may also be affected. With all of that knowledge this is what we have determined. If you want to freeze corn don't delay. Get some in your freezer. After this week we will not know how much corn we will have everyday or if every stand will be open every day. The yield from the ears will definitely go down as the ear size is just not as big as the ones we are currently in. Today we have corn and honey available in Hoopeston, Attica, Tilton, and Rantoul. Honey is available at all the stands. All stands open at 10am Illinois time and we update this page everyday no later then 9am. We like to keep you as informed as we are, however, this is not an exact science and many things are out of our control. We are blessed to have gotten a little rain yesterday which may be beneficial to our last plantings.

8/20/19-Good morning! Today before we picked brought a lot of discussion in the barn lot. With the forecast of severe weather at some point today we decided that we would go ahead and pick, but keep our eye on the sky. If the weather looks at all bad, we will close the stands and get our people home safely. That being said, we do have corn to sell today and our sellers are going to try and get to the stands early to give you every opportunity to get some of this fantastic corn. I don't know how early, it will depend on the stand. If you want corn, make every effort to get there as quickly as you can today before the storm hits. Hoopeston, Attica, Tilton and Rantoul will have corn available today.

8/19/19-Today we have corn in Hoopeston, Tilton, and Rantoul. Please note Rantoul customers that Dan has a Dr. Appointment today so Katie will be there instead. She drives a blue truck. As always, look for the Lingley Brothers sign to make sure that it is us. All stands open at 10am Illinois time.

8/17/19-We have excellent corn available today in Hoopeston, Attica, Tilton, and Rantoul. We have no Sunday corn sales so get your weekend corn today. All stands open at 10am Illinois time.

8/16/19-Today we have corn and honey available in Hoopeston, Tilton, Attica, and Rantoul. This is excellent corn! Do not miss out! All stands open at 10aam Illinois time.

8/15/19-Today we have corn and honey available in Hoopeston, Attica, Tilton and Rantoul. We have very very limited tomatoes in Tilton and Rantoul. All stands open at 10am Illinois time.

8/14/19-Today we have corn and honey available in Hoopeston, Tilton, Rantoul, and Attica. All stands open at 10am Illinois time

8/13/19- None of our stands will be open today.  See you tomorrow!

8/12/19- Today we have corn and honey in Hoopeston, Tilton, Attica, and Rantoul.  This is probably the best corn we have had all year.  Last night we picked some for supper and the kids were fighting over the last ear.   All stands open at 10am Illinois time.

8-9-19-We have corn and honey available in Hoopeston and Tilton today. There will not be corn available on Saturday or Sunday, the next patch is not ready. We will try on Monday. Stands open at 10 am. Corn is limited today.

8-8-19-Today we have corn and honey available in Hoopeston, Tilton, and Rantoul. We are not sure what's going to happen with the rest of this patch or the next patch as far as weekend corn. It's a wait and see kinda thing. You will just have to check here each morning. All stands open at 10am Illinois time.

8-7-19- Today we have corn and honey available in Hoopeston, Tilton, Rantoul, and Attica.  The patch we are currently in is maturing a little faster then we anticipated and we will be making day to day decisions on the quality of the corn.  If we feel the quality is lacking we will not pick.  That being said, this will determine whether we have corn on Thursday or Friday.  There will be no corn sales on Saturday because the next patch will not be ready until at least Monday.  This is due to a planting delay in May when we were getting all the rain.  Boy we sure could use a little of that now.  Stay tuned it's a day to day thing.  Thank you for your continued patience and understanding during this very frustrating and challenging year.

8-6-19-Today we have corn and honey available in Hoopeston, Tilton, and Rantoul. Attica will have corn on Wednesday. All stands open at 10am Illinois time.

8-5-19-Today we have corn and honey available in Hoopeston, Tilton, and Rantoul. We started a new patch today and the ears are large and beautiful. As always we hate to forecast too far in advance, but looking at the patch after this one, it looks like we will have a gap. We are not sure if this will be the end of the week or the beginning of next week. It will depend on weather and how fast we go through this patch of corn. No tomatoes available anywhere today. We have sold them faster then they are ripening. All stands open at 10am Illinois time.

8-4-19- None of our stands are open today.  See you tomorrow.

8-3-19-Today we have corn and honey available in Hoopeston, Tilton, Rantoul, and Attica. There are no tomatoes today. They need a little more time to ripen. Remember no Sunday corn sales so get your weekend corn today. All stands open at 10am Illinois time. Don't delay in getting some of this fabulous corn in the freezer for winter.

8-2-19- Today Hoopeston, Attica, Tilton, and Rantoul have corn, honey and very limited tomatoes.  All stands open at 10am Illinois time.

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8-1-19-Days like today are the reason that we never know for sure that we are going to have corn and at what stand too far in advance. We had a tractor not start so that put us behind and a seller who is not feeling well so her stand will be closed today. Today we will have corn, honey, and very limited tomatoes in Hoopeston, Tilton, and Rantoul. All stands open at 10am Illinois time.

7-31-19-Corn, Tomatoes, and Honey are available in Hoopeston, Tilton, Attica, and Rantoul. All stands open at 10am Illinois time. Check out our website sometime it has lots of great info like recipes, where our stands are located, and neat pictures. Website it www.lbscorn.com. This corn tastes fantastic and would be excellent freezing corn with lots of yield. This is the variety we put in the freezer.

7/30-19-Today we have corn, tomatoes, and honey available in Hoopeston, Tilton, Attica, and Rantoul. All stands open at 10am Illinois time. This corn is just as good as we thought it would be. Excellent taste and good for freezing.

7-29-19-Well, we ate some for supper last night and the flavor was fantastic! We are so looking forward to picking and selling this corn, however, when we went out this morning overall the patch is a little on the young side and really needs one more day of growth. With the impending weather today we thought it was in the best interest of our sellers and with the patch on the young side we stopped picking so we don't waste any of this great corn. We do have about 50-60 dz that we picked before we made that determination so we decided that we will take that to Hoopeston today along with tomatoes and honey. The stand will open at 10am Illinois time.

7-27-19-Today we have limited corn in Hoopeston, Tilton,and Rantoul. Tomatoes and honey are also available. No Sunday corn sales so get you weekend corn today.  All stands open at 10am CST

7-26-19-Today we have corn, tomatoes, and honey available in Hoopeston, Tilton, Attica, and Rantoul. Stands open at 10am Illinois time.

7-25-19-Today we have corn, tomatoes, and honey available in Hoopeston, Attica, Rantoul, and Tilton. All stands open at 10 am Illinois time.

7-24-19 - No corn today. We plan to try again tomorrow so check back and see what we find and where it go with it.

7-23-19 - Today we picked the rest of what was ready in this patch. As we expected the yield is not what we had hoped, but we did find some. Tilton will have tomatoes, corn, and honey today. We will not be picking tomorrow in hopes that warm sunshine will help this corn along. We did check out the next patch and it looks great. It is even and the yield is much better. Thank you for your patience.

7-22-19 - We finally were able to get some much needed rain and find corn that was pickable today. We didn't end up with a lot, but it will give us something to evaluate more closely as we sell it off the trailer and see what we have. We are going to our Hoopeston stand today and will have corn, tomatoes and honey there. We will evaluate the load and make plans for tomorrow. Hopefully we can get to a few other stands tomorrow. The majority of this patch needs a few days before we have much corn to sell, though. The next patch is mature enough to see color in the kernels (and looks very good) so it won't be long before it gets to be business as usual. Thanks for your patience.

7-19-19 - Corn update: We decided to hold off picking today. The corn in this patch, overall, isn't quite ready. The conditions we had this spring caused a wide variance in maturity in this planting: from plant to plant and between different areas of the field. The yield is likely to be disappointing because of this. The sooner we pick, the more young stuff will be wasted and leave us with even less to sell. We haven't made a decision on tomorrow at this point. We are hopeful that the great majority of this planting will be ready next week. The next planting(s) look to be a lot more even and we expect much more from them. Our first planted corn is almost always prone to these problems to some degree but we are at the end of July with "early plantings". :-) Hopefully we can get on track next week.

7-17-2019 - Corn is getting close, I think we will probably try toward the weekend. We won't know until we pick some where we stand. How much we end up with will factor into where we will be selling. Stay tuned

7-10-2019 - We are still patiently waiting for corn to grow into maturity. As you know, this was a very challenging spring to get into the field with the rain. But besides the rain, we also had cool temperatures for quite a stretch.  What was planted didn't grow and this is the main reason for being behind, just not enough accumulation of heat. We finally saw some tassles starting last Wednesday 7-3 so most likely it will be closer to/after July 20th. All the plantings of corn look good and we will definitely have it late into the season. Today we will have tomatoes and honey available at our Tilton stand at Family Dollar from 10-1.

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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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