Sweet corn harvest begins

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OLATHE, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT)-- It’s finally that time of year when we will start to see sweet corn on the shelves at the grocery store.

But its a little different this year when it comes to when the corn will be available, and where the sweet corn festival will be.

Farmers with Tuxedo Corn in Olathe say this year's harvest is a little later than it was last year, by about two weeks.

That's because soil temperatures finally got warm enough in the last month.

This year, the Olathe Sweet Corn Festival will be held at the Montrose County Event Center, which is saving about $30,000 in expenses for the festival.

One farmer said this was an economic decision, and says it won't impact the corn harvest.

"We were able to save probably $30,000 by using a facility instead of using a park. There will be some resistance, but you'll still get all the sweet corn you can eat for free," said Owner of Tuxedo Corn Company, John Harold.

The festival is scheduled for August 3rd.

You can expect to see sweet corn on grocery store shelves by July 27th.

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