When we checked in with Sandy Pereira, who’s back selling corn from Brentwood, CA, at the Menlo Park farmers’ market, she was worried that some of her loyal customers hadn’t yet discovered that she’d returned. Her space is bit unassuming — a simple table and boxes of corn, last week the white variety. Absent is the fancy or artful display of other vendors. It’s just Sandy, her pickup truck, and her corn.
The corn is grown at 600-acre Ghiggeri and Stonebarger Farms, better known as G&S. Sweet corn was first planted there in 1945 and today they grow white, yellow and bi-color as well as Royal Gala apples.
Sandy noted that corn prices are up 10 cents this year. “The season started late and ended early,” she said, alluding to the late June rain.
Members of the G&S Farms family are in various market locations this time of year. For Sandy that means Sundays in Menlo and Saturdays at the Danville farmers’ market.
“In addition to white, I’ll have either yellow or bi-color next Sunday,” she said. Look for Sandy and her fresh ears of corn toward the Crane St. end of the market.