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PopCorn...any one?
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steve II JD4000    Posted 10-12-2002 at 21:22:12       [Reply]  [Send Email]
has any of you every grow popcorn off your feild and sell it in small bags? I have read in news paper farmers around here growing popcorn out of feild and sell it to popcorn plant...

RayP(MI)    Posted 10-13-2002 at 14:42:29       [Reply]  [No Email]
Back in the '60s in mid-Michigan, my FFA used to grow a number of acres of pop corn. We'd harvest it by hand, shell it by hand, package it in bags and sell it to friends and family. Think some of the local retailers may have sold some for us too. It was a pretty good money maker, but then there were plenty hands to do the work. Today, you might get a farm market to sell it for you. BUT, I DOUBT IF SALES WOULD BE THAT GOOD. ONLY WAY ANYONE KNOWS HOW TO MAKE IT NOW IS IN A MICROWAVE! Have grown it for myself in the garden lots of time. Is especially fun to grow "Indian" (colored) popcorn. Visitors can't believe it when I fire up the old hot air popper, or do a batch on the stove top!

Okie-Dokie    Posted 10-13-2002 at 07:45:41       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I have no personal experiance, but I read an interesting article in American Small Farm Mag. about a family that grew some type of little ears of pop corn and sold it still on the cob in a microwavable sack. You just put the sack of corn, cob and all in the micro wave and it popped just like normal. Never seen or tried it myself, but looks like an unusual way to market your farm product.

Luke    Posted 10-13-2002 at 06:42:04       [Reply]  [No Email]
Is this the buttered or non buttered kind?

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