Growing Gifts from Nature
At Surin Farms we take pride in working with nature to grow the highest quality sweetcorn and specialty produce. We also are happy to share with our customers a variety of other products and media that we hope will nourish both body and soul.

Great peace can be found on the farm. Please be welcome to share the serinity we have found.      

Where to Find Us

Rochester MN Farmer's Market
Saturday mornings 7:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Wednesday evenings 4:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
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On the Farm in Zumbro Falls

By appointment.

In the Truck
Deliveries made by appointment.
Please call us today at (507) 272-2068 or send an email to frank@surinfarms.com.  If Frank doesn't pick up right away, please leave a message with Frankie the Cat and one of us will get back to you right away.

Advances Make Sweet Corn Sweeter

If we want to eat a good apple, we shop for our favorite variety. So why not do the same when buying sweet corn?
Understanding sweet corn varieties is as easy as knowing which apple you want to buy. In a nutshell, corn is all about sugar and starch. Field corn, grown for cows, has almost all starch and no sugars. 50 years ago the highest sugar content of sweet corn was only 13-18% and lost its sugars in hours. This 1st generation of sweet corn was the corn most of us grew up with.

In the 1970’s a 2nd generation of sweet corn categories emerged. Commonly called “super sweet,” these were Heterozygous or Homozygous Sugar Enhanced “S.E.” and Shrunken Enzyme varieties. They had higher sugar contents, but focused only on sugars, and they still did not keep well. Most corn you find on the market today is from this 2nd generation of varieties.

In the 21st century a 3rd generation of sweet corn categories has been developed called Synergistics or Augmented Sh2’s with sugar content in the 50% range and very good holding capacity. They will keep in the refrigerator for a full week with no loss of taste. Most importantly, however, this 3rd generation brings highly complex flavors and tenderness to sweet corn.

But nothing comes without a price. These new corns are more expensive to produce; so many growers continue offering the older varieties, sometimes trucking them in from across the country for early arrival. An unwary consumer might not know what he is getting.

Be sure to ask your vendor the category and origin of his corn. Remember, sweet corn varieties are as different tasting as apples

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Fresh from the Farm

  • Thanksgiving Special  Our Thanksgiving Gift to Share with You, Free Delivery of Firewood! We are fortunate at Surin Farms to experience the beauty and gifts from Mother Earth and Nature regularly. As we celebrate the Thanksgiving season, we recognize that we are thankful for you, our customers, who choose to share the gifts of nature with us.In honor of your relationship and support of our efforts, we are pleased to announce that in celebration of Thanksgiving,all firewood orders of 1/3 cord or more will be delivered free of charge for the remainder of November!  With the cost of fuel and transportation, we hope you will accept this gift of our thanks to you. We have made many friends, and ...
    Posted Nov 24, 2011, 6:15 PM by Frank Anderson
  • Heat Up Your Honey with Fire Wood from Surin Farms High quality split firewood is now available from Surin Farms.  Let Frank and Bob do the work for you, so you have more time to cuddle up by the fire with your sweetie!
    Posted Nov 7, 2011, 1:18 PM by Frank Anderson
  • The Corn is Dead, Long Live the Melons and Squash Last weekend marked the end of the sweet corn season at Surin Farms.  This annual tragedy was accompanied by wide spread wailing and hand wringing.  Luckily, our melons are especially prolific and the squash will be arriving this week.  Perhaps its sweet flesh will sooth our bleeding souls.  On a warmish day in October, Zebulon, the resident wizard at Surin Farms, pronounced that there would be a major freeze that very night.  Looking at the lovely day, Frank was disinclined to believe Zebulon, yet he persisted.  Surin Farms is located in a beautiful valley, locally known as Bear Valley, and due to the rolling low position of the fields, occasionally freezes when the rest of the surrounding area does not ...
    Posted Nov 20, 2011, 11:43 AM by Frank Anderson
  • Avalon Lovers Alert Wasn't Saturday morning's market fun?  Nothing like a good drenching by Mother Nature.   Contrary to plan, our second planting of Avalon white sweet corn wasn't ripe.  It will be ready this week and available for sale at both the Wednesday and Saturday Rochester Farmer's Markets.  Last picking of the year!  Don't miss it!
    Posted Sep 4, 2011, 8:37 AM by Frank Anderson
  • Sweet Corn - Guaranteed by Mother Nature and the Goddess of Bear Valley Here at Surin Farms we recognize with gratefulness the real magic and miracles that culminate in the presentation of vegetables and fruit of such excellence, taste, and quality as to humble our efforts to do our part.  This year, the weather has presented a few obstacles, but has also contributed to the exceptional producsstion of fresh produce that holds its sweetness and has generated a cornucopia of tastes, textures, and exceptional flavors.  The Sweet Corn coming in this week, avaliable at the Rochester Downtown Farmers' Market and by special order (507-753-2651);  By working together, we can deliver the awesome flavor you have come to expect from Surin Farms virtually any day of the week.  Regrettably, special delivery orders ...
    Posted Nov 20, 2011, 11:17 AM by Frank Anderson
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