Hop to Bardstown Road Farmers Market for popping corn, lard
By Marty Rosen • Special to The Courier-Journal • December 2, 2009
Marty Rosen said, “If you feel the urge to step back in time and whip up an old-timey snack, here’s what you do: Drop by the Bardstown Road Farmers Market and find your way to James Jackson’s booth. Jackson raises popcorn on his farm in Borden, Ind. He sells it on the cob for 75 cents an ear. The ears come in pale yellow, ivory white or bright-hued mosaics of rust, red and black. Then step over to the Fiedler Family Farms booth and pick up a package of lard ($2 a pound).”
Jim Fiedler says, “The Jackson’s home grown popcorn is amazing and is another of my 101 uses for our “cheaper, better & healthier” lard. I had my doubts the first time I popped it again a month ago after a year’s absence. James did not grow any last year and I had forgotten it looked like a 90 pound weakling next to the large puffed up kernels of another more famous popcorn farmer also from Indiana. But the more famous popcorn tasted like day old gum and any unpopped kernels would break your teeth. Jackson’s was still crisp and crunchy even when gleaned from that left over the next morning. There were only one or two unpopped kernels but they made you wish for more as they exploded and melted in your mouth. I never thought I would wish for more toasted corn kernels in the bottom of a bowl of popcorn!”Do you enjoy this blog? Do you find the information helpful? Then go ahead and treat me to a coffee or send me a tip! I love Starbucks Skinny Cinnamon Dolce Latte. Choose any amount you wish, whatever you feel this blog is worth to you.