Deardorff Sweet Corn
Deardorff Sweet Corn, located in central Iowa, is family owned and operated by Ron and Becky Deardorff. When the business started over 25 years ago, the Deardorff children helped pick and sell the corn. Today, the Deardorffs employ approximately 25 people ranging from pickers in the field to delivery drivers.
Customers around the Adel and Des Moines area get some of the freshest sweet corn available. It is hand-picked in the morning and delivered that afternoon, seven days a week. The Deardorffs take great pride in the corn they grow. Ron is very selective in the hybrids he plants to ensure the sweetest, most tender and best-sized product. He grows 21 separate plantings in order to have a steady supply of fresh sweet corn from July to September.
Ron’s favorite part of owning and operating Deardorff Sweet Corn is the rapport he has developed with customers over the years and continues to develop. Although there are no weekend festivals or farm tours currently available, they do supply the sweet corn for the annual Adel Sweet Corn Festival held the second Saturday in August. The long hours and hard work are rewarding when Ron sees all the people enjoying his sweet corn.