Every Tuesday May through October there's a farmers market in Springfield: The Farmers Market at the X. Normally I wouldn't trek all the way to Springfield for a farmers market, especially with all the markets and farmstands that are so local, but I was planning on meeting a friend I haven't seen in years and so I made the short journey south. This friend just happens to make the best kettle corn around, and she sells it at the Springfield Farmers Market and the Framingham Farmers Market (Thursdays on the Common through October).
It's an interesting setup they have going on -- large kettle popper, corn sifter, bag sealer, promotional magnets --I enjoyed watching them work their magic on the little yellow corn kernals that they to be constantly popping. People flock to thier tent to pick up their weekly fix of the sweet & salty corn, causing a sell-out every few minutes. Bags come in two sizes -- $4 & $6 -- and they'll even give free samples so you can get a taste before buying. If you can't make it to a market, they also sell it online (which is very handy for the winter when farmers markets are closed). So tasty, I came home with 3 large bags yesterday afternoon -- thanks Velma!
Velma's Wicked Delicious Kettle Corn