The summer has officially arrived in South Windsor now that the Corn Crib is open for business.
The Corn Crib, now in its fourth decade, is the corn and fresh produce stand located across from Evergreen Walk that is operated by the owners of G. Reichle Farms in South Windsor.
Wednesday was the stand’s first day of business in 2012.
“This is the landmark of South Windsor,” said Sarah Reichle, who is in charge of the produce stand. “The Corn Crib has been around for 40 years, and Reichle Farm has been around for 68 years.”
The stand’s signature product is, of course, corn. But other freshly grown products, such as blueberries, tomatoes, cucumbers, green beans, plums and nectarines, are also available. Everything for sale is grown on the 300-acre farm, which is located in South Windsor, East Windsor and Ellington.
And, no, just because its name is the Corn Crib does not mean that it sells the baby corn that one typically gets in Chinese food.
Anyway, the customers swear by the quality of the produce available at the stand.
“It’s the nicest [stand] around,” said South Windsor resident Ethel Brothur, who has been buying food at the Corn Crib for four years.”
The customers aren’t the only ones who love the stand, however.
“I love it,” Reichle said. “It’s exciting. I love to see the regular customers and hearing their life stories. … My family loves it. It’s our life.”