Costa’s Finest Kettle Corn boasts variety at Downtown Lodi Farmers Market
Try 18 different flavors of Costa’s Finest Kettle Corn during Thursday’s Downtown Lodi Farmers Market on School Street.
- Fun facts about popcorn
- Kettle corn was first introduced in the early 1700s. Settlers popped corn in large cast iron kettles, then used rendered lard and whatever sweetener they had on hand. Many times it was molasses, honey or sugar cane.
- Americans consume 59 quarts of popcorn per man, woman and child each year.
- Popcorn is a member of the grass family. It is a type of maize or corn.
- The moisture in the kernels makes them pop.
- October is National Popcorn Popping Month.
- Popcorn is listed as a sugar-free snack by the American Dental Association. It is low in calories along with apples, cheese, pears, nuts and plain yogurt.
- Popcorn can pop as high as 3 feet.
- The world’s largest popcorn ball was created by volunteers in Sac City, Iowa in February 2009. It weighed 5,000 pounds, stood over 8 feet tall, and measured 28.8 feet in circumference.
- Before choosing the name “microchip” for computer chips, Bill Gates first toyed with the name “Kettle-Chip.”
— Source: The Popcorn Board
- About the Downtown Lodi Farmers Market
The Downtown Lodi Farmers Market crops up from 5 to 8:30 p.m. each Thursday through Sept. 4 on historic School Street. The market is hosted under the leadership of the Lodi District Chamber of Commerce and presenting sponsor Prime Shine Car Wash. For more information, call the Lodi District Chamber of Commerce at 209-367-7840 or visit www.lodichamber.com.
Posted: Thursday, August 21, 2014 12:09 am
A Thursday at the Downtown Lodi Farmers Market is not complete without a visit to Costa’s Finest Kettle Corn’s big, yellow truck. That familiar sound of corn popping combined with the fragrant aroma floating through the air beckons shoppers from the farthest corners of the market.
“I have always loved popcorn,” owner Alvin Costa said. “About six years ago I began playing with different ways to make kettle corn.”
Thursday, August 21, 2014 12:09 am.