Popcorn!

Our road trips to promote camp are coming to an end over the next couple of weeks.  I’ve seen a lot of new faces and many old campers from those trips throughout the southeast.  Andy has also been on the road and just returned from Tennessee and Kentucky.  We greeted many prospective camper families, dispensed lots of Gwynn Valley Camp brochures, answered many questions and given out a whole bunch of Gwynn Valley raised on the farm honest to goodness popcorn.  I was down in Bluffton, SC at the home of Abby Freed,  who hosted a show at their home.  As I was setting up and getting ready for the home show, she took some of that Gwynn Valley popcorn and popped it in the microwave.  It was a great idea and a wonderful way to bring our farm program into the discussion.

After one of the road trips I was cleaning out my car and noticed a couple of ears that had tumbled out of the basket and ended up in the back of my car.  I took them inside and decided that I would have some.  Rather than using the micro wave, I thought I’d pop the corn the old fashioned way, in a pan over the stove.  I had a blue ear and yellow ear.  With a little salt and butter it tasted delicious.  As I ate it, I noticed that the blue corn was really a whiter color than the yellow corn.  I’ve taken a picture to prove it.  The yellow popcorn has a yellow tint to it and the blue is as white as snow.  You’d think that it would be kind of a bluish color but it’s white.  Just goes to show that you can’t judge a book by its cover.  I’ve heard that somewhere before.  We’ll have plenty left over for the summer so check it out or try it at home if you haven’t popped your corn from one of our home shows.   Stay tuned!