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By Beka Compton
the Times 

Lamberts stepping away from corn crop

Ed and Cathy Lambert are looking forward to focusing on family, hobbies


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The start of the Lambert Corn stand, circa 1990. What started out with Kelly, Scott, Chad and Casey Lambert going door to door as kids, turned into one of Waitsburg's favorite summertime traditions.

WAITSBURG-Summer BBQ menus are going to be a little less sweet in Waitsburg this summer. After 30 years of growing a secret variety of sweet corn, Ed and Cathy Lambert are retiring to focus on family, Ed's lumber milling, and their own family garden.

"We started growing corn when we moved here in 1988," Cathy said. "Our kids would load up a wagon with fresh vegetables and walk around the neighborhood, selling the veggies to neighbors. Everyone loved it!"

Cathy said it didn't take long for local demand to outgrow the supply so they began planting bigger and bigger corn crops on their two-a...

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