Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher Grew and Ate a Ton of This 1 Food During the Pandemic

Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher have consistently been looking for ways to keep their family engaged since the beginning of the pandemic. Although their family has had a ton of success with drive-thru events around LA, they’ve also ventured into farming. 

Tracing back to Kutcher’s Iowa roots, Kunis and Kutcher decided to start growing corn in their own backyard. Even though their friends and family doubted they’ve been able to, Kunis and Kutcher ended up growing way more corn than they could possibly consume. In fact, they grew so much that they had to give it away. 

Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher started growing corn during the pandemic

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Kunis shared the rationale behind her family’s newfound hobby during a recent appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live.

“My husband’s from Iowa, and we had this patch of dirt, and we looked at it and were like, ‘We have time to plant some corn,’” Kunis said “And he was like, ‘Let’s just do it.’”

When Kunis and Kutcher initially decided to grow corn in their backyard, nobody believed it would work. 

“And so we planted a pretty good-sized lot of corn,” Kunis said. “Everybody was like, ‘You guys, it’s LA, you’re not gonna grow any corn … the soil, the weather,’ and we’re like, ‘Whatever, it’s quaran—what do we do? We have nothing else to do.’”

They had so much corn they started giving it away 

Before they knew it, they had more corn than they could handle. 

“We had hundreds and hundreds of ears of corn,” Kunis said. “We didn’t know what to do, we were giving them away.”

Because they were unable to invite friends over to eat it with them, Kunis and her family had to consume a ton of corn every day. 

“We had so much corn, and here’s the thing—we’re in a pandemic,” Kunis said. “We can’t do a barbecue. We can’t have people over for a pool party, we can’t—we were just stuck eating corn. We had corn for breakfast, we had corn for lunch, we had corn all—my kids are now made of corn,” Kunis said. 

Kunis has a newfound respect for farmers

After they harvested all of their corn, Kunis and her family had to clear out all of the roots by themselves, which was quite a task. 

“All jokes aside, I love corn,” Kunis said. “Ok, this was a lot of corn … But it was great because the kids … After the corn was done and we harvested it all, it was just us. And I was like, ‘Grab a rake, we’ve gotta grab the roots out of the ground.’ And my kids were like, ‘What?’ And I was like, ‘Oh yeah honey. We’re also gonna take all these roots out.’ And so we spent like—for us, it was like two, three days, by hand ripping it out.”

The determination required to complete the process increased Kunis’ respect for farmers.

“I’ve never had more respect for gardeners, farmers, landscapers, anybody that deals with dirt and grows food,” Kunis said. “I mean, talk about genuinely learning how hard this is.”