7 Easy Recipes From Farmers to Your Table
From: Munson Farms, Boulder, Colorado
Even among farmers who are known to work from sunup to sundown, the Munson men—Chris, Bob, and Mike—stand out. From 5 a.m. to 8 a.m. on weekdays, brothers Mike, 44, and Chris, 42, devote themselves to the family’s 100-acre spread, planting and caring for scores of vegetables, including 25 varieties of corn. Then the pair throw on their oxfords and go to work as engineers. On weekends, they kick back by (ahem) tending the crops. For the brothers, though, this tremendous effort is worth it. “We stay with the farm because we love it,” says Mike. It’s a sentiment shared by their dad, Bob, 69, who opened the family’s stand at the Boulder Farmers’ Market in 1976: “You sit on your back porch surrounded by family, eating tasty food, looking out on green fields, and you think, This is a good life.”
Mike’s wife, Joan, likes to make this soup with white corn. “It’s the creamiest variety,” says Mike. “The roasted poblano pepper adds just a little heat and smokiness.”
Get the recipe for Joan Munson’s Sweet White Corn Soup With Poblano Puree.