The city may seem like it's teeming with roadside Taber, Alta., corn merchants but Edmontonians should be wary of their purchase, say producers and distributors.
Counterfeit corn has been a problem in the City of Champions for several years and it's hurting legitimate Taber corn sellers, said David Jensen, a Taber corn producer and president of the Alberta Corn Growers Association.
"We call it counterfeit Taber corn. They just get corn from somewhere else and call it Taber corn and that's how it works," he explained. "And Edmonton is one of the worst places for it."
Taber, a town 250 kilometres southeast of Calgary, claims to have the best corn in Canada because the region gets more sunshine which, in turn, yields a more succulent corn crop.