The Jahn family has a sweet corn stand, marked by two signs on the side of the road that simply read “Sweet Corn,” in front of their house on East Aurora Road just outside of Twinsburg in Macedonia. Both grew up on farms (she in Suffield and he in Streetsboro), so Linda says “this is an extension of our roots.” They started selling sweet corn to help build their kids’ college funds.
When their kids were younger, they would grow corn on their property in Streetsboro and sell it for just a couple of weeks during August. As the kids got older and started to go to college in 1998, the Jahns began selling corn everyday during the summer. They now sell everyday from mid-July to Labor Day, and then each weekend after that until there is no more corn to sell. They sell yellow-white bicolor corn. Once they started selling everyday, they were not able to grow the corn themselves, so they began to sell corn raised by a friend of the family in Suffield, OH. They also grow pumpkins on their property in Streetsboro, which they display and sell in their yard starting the last weekend of September.