Whether it’s grilled, steamed, boiled, or roasted, we love sweet corn in Illinois. Shout out to Illinois’ official state vegetable on this Sweet Corn Appreciation Day!
Illinois ranks as one of the nation’s top producers of corn with nearly 11 million acres dedicated to corn production. Throughout the state, field corn and sweet corn fields run from county to county. Sweet corn is everyone’s favorite vegetable in the Midwest during the summer, especially when you can enjoy it in Chatham during the town’s Sweet Corn Festival.