January 25, 2022
Just north of Wilmington, Illinois, along the historic Route 66, Gorman’s 10 acre farm grows and sells sweet corn and farm fresh produce. Since 1980, Gorman’s has been taking real pride in providing fresh, local produce to the area. All summer long, their roadside shop is a destination of choice for homegrown veggies of all kinds – corn, tomatoes, peppers, and more. After reading their online reviews, you’ll learn that their corn is simply “the best”. In the fall there is even more to come in for – homegrown pumpkins, squash, and fresh apples brought in from Michigan.
Deeply rooted in family and a love of farming, John Gorman (son of the farm’s founder, Jim), always searches for ways to improve the quality of produce they provide and the methods used to produce it. In field growing, environmental conditions are unpredictable. If using a water-soluble program, a rainier season can cause denitrification, washing away nitrogen from the soil and plants, resulting in the need to reapply nutrients. For decades, Gorman’s had utilized water-soluble fertilizer formulas to feed their corn crops. Concerned with the restrictive schedule for fertilizer application, loss of nitrogen in rainier seasons, and the need to reapply when crops needed a boost, he became interested in a Michigan State trial with ESN (slow-release nitrogen fertilizers) in corn crops.
“Since we have been using Masterblend’s formula, our crops have been healthier and our customers have been raving like never before about the sweetness of the corn.”
By utilizing Masterblend’s exclusive 100% Slow-Release Nitrogen formula, Jim Gorman’s Vegetables has substantially decreased the amount of time and money they invest in their fertilization program. Their crops have been consistently more productive, healthier, and sweeter. “Since we have been using Masterblend’s formula,” John says, “our crops have been healthier and our customers have been raving like never before about the sweetness of the corn.” For Gorman’s, Masterblend’s 100% Slow-Release Nitrogen formula delivered more efficient operations, healthier crops, more product demand, and a better bottom line.
Thanks for being Masterblend customers, Gorman family. Looking forward to more of that sweet corn!
Visit the farm and like them on Facebook: facebook.com/gormansfarm