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8/15/2012 11:34:00 AM
Shucks! It's sweet corn time at Mortimer Farms
Gary Mortimer brings in another tractor load of sweet corn from his nearby fields. People can enjoy fresh corn and other produce at this weekend’s Sweet Corn Festival running Saturday and Sunday.
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Gary Mortimer brings in another tractor load of sweet corn from his nearby fields. People can enjoy fresh corn and other produce at this weekend’s Sweet Corn Festival running Saturday and Sunday.
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Sue Tone

The Mortimer Family Farms Corn Festival takes place this weekend at the corner of highways 69 and 169 with food, a barn dance and activities for everyone. The festival and parking are free, as are some of the activities.

A 5K race at 8 a.m. on Saturday leads off the weekend festivities, followed by a one-mile Fun Run at 9 a.m. Registration is $20; the race travels around the farm and cornfields.

Other activities throughout both days include a corn toss, corn diving, walking on water, bounce houses, outdoor laser tag arena, climbing wall with slide, trampolines, hay rides, skeet shoot, and contests for corn eating, shucking and telling corny jokes. Food vendors have chowder, muffins, salads - all with corn as an ingredient - and hamburgers, hotdogs and fry bread. Fresh produce from the farm will be available for purchase.

"The harvest has been very abundant," Sharla Mortimer said. "It doesn't get any more local than this."

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Reader Comments

Posted: Sunday, August 19, 2012
Article comment by: Good to see it back!

Maybe the Youngs thought they couldn't farm anymore but there was never a reason they couldn't. The diminishing water rights claim (probably invented by a developer interested in the land) did not apply to the farm if it intended to continue. In any case, it's great to see the farm and festivals running again! I was there today and had a great time! I liked the antique gas engine demos, old cars and other nice surprises.

Posted: Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Article comment by: What happened to the Youngs Farm

I thought they couldn't farm there anymore. What happened to the money for "Save the Farm"

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