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Preserving the Harvest: Sweet Corn

Updated: Sep 4, 2023

Our Recipe for Storing Sweet Corn


stacked ears of harvested sweet corn

Sweet corn season is fast approaching! Are you ready to make the most of your sweet corn harvest? In this blog post, we're sharing our handy tips on how to store your sweet corn so that you, too, can enjoy yours all year round!


If you're looking for an easy, NO cooking required, way to put up sweet corn that tastes wonderful and keeps well, you are right where you need to be. After years of following this family tradition, we have never been disappointed with the quality of this process. Read on to see how we put up sweet corn.



farmer holding corn

Preserving Sweet Corn


You will need:

  • 13 cups of corn

  • 1 cup of sugar

  • 2 teaspoons of salt

  • Freezer bags


What to do:

  1. Silk the corn but do not wash. *Do not use water on corn*

  2. Mix the sugar and salt in a large bowl or container.

  3. Cut the corn off of the cob and add to the large bowl of mixed ingredients.

  4. Let sit for 10 or more minutes.

  5. Put into freezer bags and place in freezer until ready to use.

Note: Be sure to date your freezer bags so you know when you froze it. For the best quality, frozen sweet corn should be used within 8-12 months.


This recipe is super simple and delicious! Do you have a different method that you love? Share it in the comments. We'd love to hear different ways you put up sweet corn!

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