Last Saturday Leo and I rode with his brother Jim and his wife Jean to McLeod Farms near McBee, SC, located about 20 miles from the Crossroads.
But no, we were headed up there to get some corn. You see, the corn that they planted for their maze is producing the best tasting corn that I’ve had in a long, long time. And they were selling it 5 ears for a dollar! How did I know this? Well, Jim and Jean had gone to McLeods earlier in the week, cooked some of this corn, and we had to make a second trip to reload.
The first thing we saw when we drove up was this planting of orange and purple mums. That told me right away that the McLeod family members were Clemson fans. How nice that they honored the Gamecock baseball team’s achievement. Clemson and USC are huge rivals, but state pride takes precedence in this case.
McLeod Farms is a huge operation, and peaches are their signature fruit. They grow 30 different varieties on 700 acres. They ship their peaches all over the United States and other countries. Perhaps you’ve eaten some of their peaches. You can even order their peaches on their website-www.macpride.com. Well, not right now. You’ll have to wait till next year. But you can order some gift baskets filled with all sorts of jarred goodies now.
Inside the roadside stand, there were freshly baked pies and breads, ice cream, and other vegetables. But we were on a mission. We came for the corn. Mission accomplished!
There is still time to enter our giveaway-the drawing will be this Friday, Oct. 28.