News Release
 August 8, 2018
CONTACT: Kathy Romanowski
716 635 5577

WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y. – If you happened to miss this weekend’s Eden Corn Festival you still have a chance to get the best corn you’ve ever had, Amaize Corn, starting August 12 at your local Tops Friendly Markets. Created by George Crookham, “The Colonel of Corn”, Amaize Corn is a natural breed of sweet corn noted for its delicious taste, crunchy texture, and incredible sweetness. This rare breed of white corn is made using traditional hybridization methods. While Amaize Corn is grown in limited supply in the United States it is available exclusively at Tops Friendly Markets thanks to TOPS’ partnership with local growers. “TOPS prides itself in working with local growers like Eden Valley Growers, who we’ve had a relationship with for over 55 years,” said Jeff Cady, director of produce and floral for TOPS Friendly Markets. “They, along with Reeves Farms out of Baldwinsville, NY are two of the farms who supply us with this delicious corn during the peak corn season here in New York State.” The Zittel Family who has been growing fresh vegetables for over 100 years are the proud growers of Eden Valley and their produce is shipped right to TOPS so that you as a consumer can enjoy the freshest produce our region has to offer. “It has truly been a rewarding experience for Tops Markets to be working with Eden Valley for so many years providing locally grown fresh fruits and vegetables to our communities. When retailers and local growers get together for a singular cause, the outcome is always favorable,” said Cady. “The true winner is our customers as they are able to access the freshest fruits and vegetables from their neighbors. It is great for the local economies as well as the environment.” To learn more about TOPS homegrown partners, visit ###

About Tops Friendly Markets Tops Markets, LLC, is headquartered in Williamsville, NY and operates 169 full-service supermarkets with five additional by franchisees under the Tops banner. Tops employs more than 14,000 associates and is a leading full-service grocery retailer in New York, northern Pennsylvania, and Vermont. For more information about Tops Markets, visit the company's website at


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