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    Default California Corn Stalks?

    Being originally from Wisconsin, I am use to being able to grab corn stalks for next to nothing. Everywhere I have found in So Cal has stalks for insane prices.

    My question for you all is do any of you know of a place that has lower cost options as we get closer to out favorite holiday?

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    No, but you know what I'm going to check out at the beginning of the season? The Pomona Farm Store. Since there's an actual farm, who knows, they may have excess stalks they'd like to get rid of.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johan View Post
    Being originally from Wisconsin, I am use to being able to grab corn stalks for next to nothing. Everywhere I have found in So Cal has stalks for insane prices.

    My question for you all is do any of you know of a place that has lower cost options as we get closer to out favorite holiday?

    Maybe someone in the Irvine/Mission Viejo southern calif area will see this post and help you out with some resources. I live in calif too, but not near you, but am close enough to some agricultural areas with produce producers to pick them up easily during the fall.

    BTW here's a Google search I did for you of your town and farmer's market. If no one here has any suggestions, I'd ask around the farmer's market booths to see if they can point in you to a source.


    Not sure how you are planning on displaying your cornstalks but saw this how-to last year over at DreadNight.com and loved his use of the pvc pipe to position and anchor the stalks. I don't think I would use foamboard for the base (kind of wonder with our rather windy Fall weather if the wind would catch it and play around with it), but could see using some plywood on some short "legs" to raise the base just a bit off the ground and hopefully stablize the weight of standing stalks better. The plywood sheet would have holes drilled into it for the pvc tubes to fit down into it, falling below the plywood base.

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    I have looked everywhere in the past and had no luck finding them less than $1 each all over socal... If you find some for less through, send/post a link or where-to-buy! Thanks!
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    Well, if you don't mind making stuff... ya could just make the stalks out of 1/4 inch PVC strips and just paint it to look like corn stalks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gorey Vidal View Post
    Well, if you don't mind making stuff... ya could just make the stalks out of 1/4 inch PVC strips and just paint it to look like corn stalks.
    Very true and it might be cheaper too!
    A Halloween prop is a terrible thing to waste..

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    $1 a stalk?!! You could have them shipped to you UPS from the Midwest for less than that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Terror Tom View Post
    $1 a stalk?!! You could have them shipped to you UPS from the Midwest for less than that.
    LOL, I bet I could! If you look at michaels crafts or sometimes a local flea market they sell anywhere from $1 to $4.99each in these parts... Sad... very sad...
    A Halloween prop is a terrible thing to waste..

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    One thing about the Northeast, I can get plenty!!!! Pay about 3.99 for 2 dozen.


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    I haven't seen them as low as $1. I'd definitely pick up a whole bunch of them if I could find them for that price. Ten bucks on ten stalks would be fine by me! I'm definitely going to look around a bit more this fall because I love the look of corn stalks around a house in the autumn. And just maybe now I'll finally do the scarecrow I've been swearing to myself I would do for years now...hmmmmmmmmmmmm....

 

 
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