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Side Delights® Gets In the Game With New Athletic Promotional Program

Posted by on Apr 24, 2017 in News | 0 comments

Side Delights® in-store Athletic Performance promotion launching nationally San Francisco, CA (April 19, 2017) – Fresh Solutions Network, LLC announces the Side Delights® Athletic Performance Promotion program targeting athletes and sports fans. The theme “Potatoes Fuel Performance” promotes potato’s taste, nutritional value and ability to positively impact athletic performance. The program provides shoppers with information on potato nutrition as well as pre- and post-workout recipes via QR code links to Performance Magazine on the Side...

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Crock Pot Corned Beef Dinner

Posted by on Mar 8, 2017 in Recipes | 0 comments

With St. Patty’s Day just around the corner, we thought this recipe is a great easy way to partake in the festivities! Ingredients: 2 -2 1⁄2 lbs corned beef brisket 1 medium onion, sliced 1 stalk celery, cut in 3 4 medium potatoes, peeled and halved 4 medium carrots, peeled cut in 3 1 cup beef bouillon 1 bay leaf 1 garlic clove, smashed 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce 1⁄2 teaspoon dry mustard 4 small cabbage, cut into wedges 1 teaspoon caraway seed Nutrition Info: Serving Size: 1 (1256 g) Servings Per Recipe: 4 Amount Per Serving and %...

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It’s Harvest Time and We’re on Fire!

Posted by on Sep 21, 2016 in Around the Farm, News | 0 comments

The dawn of autumn is the time when our farm comes full circle. That’s because it’s potato time! Our farm crew who work year-round doing everything “potato” kick into full gear, ready and excited to see what our carefully-tended crop yields. It’s so exciting to think about the bounty just under the surface of our fields that stretch across the Saco River valley of Fryeburg, Maine and Conway, New Hampshire. Everybody here gets excited, from our potato-growers to our seasonal employees who man the trucks that move alongside our harvesters, to...

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One of the World’s Healthiest Foods is Good for Babies and Toddlers Too

Posted by on Jun 30, 2016 in Around the Farm | 2 comments

It’s turf season and we’re knee-deep in it! Our Saco River Valley turf flies out of here at this time of year and in all the excitement, it’s easy to miss the quieter activity on the farm. In particular, our potato crop is in active growth now, blanketing the fields in rich dark green while the tubers gather in the goodness of our carefully tended soil. What I see growing out there in the fields are among nature’s most perfect foods. Honestly, it’s an honor to be able to grow them. I know I’ve gone on about the amazing health properties of...

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…And the Best Potatoes Are…Norwis Chefs!

Posted by on May 17, 2016 in News | 4 comments

Some people dance around the maypole when the merry month of May comes around. Some only think about dancing around the maypole! At Green Thumb Farms, we don’t need a maypole. We’re more likely to dance around the farm machinery because we mark the start of May by planting the world’s most delicious potato – the Norwis. Weird name, I know. But this is a name for potato lovers to remember. In fact, it’s the potato that has made us famous with potato connoisseurs. In these days of farm to table and sourcing for the best ingredients, our Norwis...

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You Don’t Need To Ask Me Twice…

Posted by on May 12, 2016 in Around the Farm | 0 comments

I’m sure I have mentioned this before, but one of my favorite perks of working at Green Thumb Farms is taste testing! Whether it is taste testing fries for quality assurance, testing new varieties, or sampling a new recipe you can bet I will be the first to show up with fork in hand! We are lucky enough to have a trained chef on staff that is always willing to work out a new recipe for any situation. Today’s project was two-fold, a little research and development for an exciting new product line and sample recipes to accompany it. We are...

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April Showers Bring May…Turf Grass!

Posted by on Apr 19, 2016 in News | 0 comments

I was looking over my turf grass fields today and I got to thinking… I feel so lucky to be farming here in Fryeburg, Maine. We’re right near the Saco River, smack-dab in the Saco River Valley and blessed with nutrient-rich soil. Soil is everything in farming and I don’t take my responsibility lightly. In fact, I focus on it. A customer asked me what set my sod farm apart from other farms. After thinking about it for a minute, the answer was clear. “Attention to detail.” I answered. Attention to Detail Sets Us Apart You may be thinking that...

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2016 The International Year of the Pulses

Posted by on Apr 14, 2016 in News, Recipes | 0 comments

The UN General Assembly declared 2016 the International Year of the Pulses. What is a pulse? Pulses include crops that are harvested for their dry seed. Red Kidney beans, Soldier beans, Jacob’s Cattle beans, and Yellow Eye beans are the first few examples that come to my mind. Amazingly, we grow them! Why is this significant to you? Simply put, you cannot find a better addition to your diet! Beans are a nutrient dense food packed with different vitamins and minerals including Potassium, Calcium, Iron, Vitamin C and more! They are also high in...

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Stamping Fun!

Posted by on Apr 12, 2016 in Around the Farm | 0 comments

I have to admit there may have been a time or two when I let my potatoes spout, shameful I know. Either they got buried in the closet, I didn’t take the time to store them properly or life just got in the way and I never got around to cooking them. If you’re anything like me it pains you throw out food, especially produce. Well, have no fear there is still a fun use for those potatoes…potato stamps! This is not just for kids either, I have seen some pretty neat projects made by adults with the help of our little tubers! Supplies Needed: Large...

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Full Steam Ahead!

Posted by on Apr 8, 2016 in Around the Farm, News | 2 comments

A little snow and rain didn’t slow us down! Yesterday’s weather certainly left a little something to be desired, but the crew pushed forward on an exciting new project! To better accommodate our crop and provide storage throughout the year we’ve decided to add a fourth storage building to our facility. The new building will have a state-of-the-art temperature control system.   This system will allow us to constantly monitor and adjust the storage environment and make sure the potatoes remain in optimum storage conditions. To us, the...

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