Author Notes: In the Connecticut River valley of Western Massachusetts, Hadley is well-known for its alluvial soil and some of the best vegetables the region has to offer. Right next door, it's lesser known cousin on the right bank, Hatfield, does a pretty darn good job too. —Jim Kennedy
ears of corn
pint heirloom cherry tomatoes
cup fresh basil
tablespoons olive oil
tablespoons red wine vinegar
salt and pepper to taste
- Boil corn for 2 minutes, turning halfway through. Cool in ice bath.
- Cut corn off cob. Using the back of a chef's knife, run down the cobs to get the corn milk.
- Quarter the tomatoes, shred the basil, finely dice the red onion.
- Mix ingredients in bowl, refrigerate and serve.