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Green Thumb Farms launches Farmer’s First, a new program to introduce unique spuds to the market

Posted by on Nov 13, 2019 in News | 2 comments

Green Thumb Farms launches Farmer’s First, a new program to introduce unique spuds to the market

(Fryeburg, Maine) – November 15, 2019 Green Thumb Farms launched a new program this fall to discover and develop new potato varieties. The goal of “Farmer’s First” is two-fold: to give retailers a way to offer something new and to give consumers new products that work well in their kitchens. Every year, Green Thumb will partner with a retailer to identify a potato variety they think their customers will love. Then Green Thumb will grow the variety in the farm’s exceptional soil, nutrients for plants and microclimate to ensure that they can...

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Green Thumb Farms Launches Cold River Gold, a Potato Variety that Chefs Dig

Posted by on Nov 15, 2018 in News | 2 comments

FRYEBURG, MAINE –  NOVEMBER 15, 2018 This holiday season, home cooks will be able to purchase the premium potato that professional chefs in Maine have loved for years. Cold River Gold is now available to consumers at select retailers in New England. Distinctive new packaging made of craft paper – and visual art work that celebrates the Cold River and its unique growing region – makes the new brand easy to find. “Our restaurant partners have told us again and again how delicious this potato is, whether mashed, fried, boiled, or baked,”...

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Sodding Suggestions- Native Cinnamon Fern

Posted by on May 16, 2018 in News | 0 comments

Cinnamon Fern – Osmunda cinnamomea   Specifics: Scientific Name: Osmunda cinnamomea Common Name: Cinnamon Fern Hardiness: USDA Zones 1-11 How Sold: In bunches.  Contact us today to purchase some for your yard project! Landscape Use: Grow cinnamon fern at the margins of a pond or stream, or in moist borders. As an accent, a clump of cinnamon fern adds a lush, tropical look and a dramatic effect to moist, shady areas. Description: Cinnamon fern grows like a big shuttlecock from the ascending tips of thick, creeping semi-woody rhizomes....

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Sodding Suggestions- Native Interrupted Ferns

Posted by on May 14, 2018 in News | 0 comments

Interrupted Ferns – Osmunda claytoniana Twinwood Farms, a Texas tree farm offers native trees and grass for landscaping. Specifics: Scientific Name: Osmunda claytoniana; Common Name: Interrupted Ferns Hardiness: USDA zones 2 – 8 How Sold: In bunches.  Contact us today to purchase some for your yard project! Landscape Use: Grows well with hostas in shaded woodland or wild gardens. Also effective along ponds or streams and works well as an underplanting for trees and ornamental shrubs. Interesting accent for the shaded border. Details:...

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Sodding Suggestions- Native New York Fern

Posted by on May 9, 2018 in News | 0 comments

New York Fern – Thelypteris noveboracensis   Specifics: Scientific Name: Thelypteris noveboracensis Common Name: New York Fern Hardiness: USDA zone 4 – 8. How Sold: In slabs approximately 16″ x 24″  Contact us today to purchase some for your yard project! Landscape use: Mass planting, general garden use, bog gardens, naturalizing and woodland gardens. Description: A beautiful native fern that naturalizes well in wet or boggy areas, can be used in a garden setting as long as the soil is moist and mulched, be careful with...

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Sodding Suggestions- Native Huckleberry Sod

Posted by on May 7, 2018 in News | 2 comments

Huckleberry – Galussacia baccata   Specifics: Scientific Name: Gaylussacia baccata Common name: Black huckleberry Hardiness: USDA Hardiness Zones 5-9 How Sold: In slabs approximately 16″ x 24″  Contact us today to purchase some for your yard project! Landscape use: Understory, naturalistic garden, as a hedge, or in a bog. Provide morning sun for the best flower and fruit production. Multiple-season interest. Flowers in spring, fruit in summer, brilliant foliage in autumn. Attracts pollinators and feeds the wildlife making it...

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Sodding Suggestions- Native Christmas Ferns

Posted by on May 2, 2018 in News | 0 comments

Christmas Ferns -Polystichum acrostichoides Specifics: Scientific Name: Polystichum acrostichoides Common Name: Christmas Ferns Hardiness: USDA zones 3 to 9 How Sold: In bunches.  Contact us today to purchase some for your yard project! Landscape Use: Dryish or moist soils in woodland gardens, shade gardens or shady areas of borders, wild or native plant gardens. May also be planted in shady areas along walls or foundations. A good plant for massing on slopes (including dryish, rocky ones) to help combat soil erosion. Description: Polystichum...

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Sodding Suggestions- Native Haircap Moss

Posted by on Apr 30, 2018 in News | 0 comments

Haircap Moss – Polytrichum commune   Specifics: Scientific Name: Polytrichum commune Common Name: Haircap Moss Hardiness: USDA zones 2 – 15 How Sold: In slabs as close to 16″ x 24″ as possible.  Contact us today to purchase some for your yard project! Landscape Use (borrowed from the Normark Landscapes portfolio): Ground cover, around base of tree & shrubs, between pavers on a shady garden path. Description: Alongside algae and mushrooms, moss was one of the earliest plants to emerge on land about 540 million years...

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Sodding Suggestions- Native Bunchberry

Posted by on Apr 25, 2018 in News | 0 comments

Bunchberry – Cornus Canadensis   Specifics: Scientific Name: Cornus canadensis Common Name: Bunchberry, Creeping Dogwood Hardiness: USDA zones 2 – 6; Best performance is in cool to cold climates in the shade of trees and shrubs. How Sold: In slabs approximately 16″ x 24″  Contact us today to purchase some for your yard project! Landscape Use: Attractive native ground cover for shady areas of the landscape. Description: Bunchberry Dogwoods are probably the ultimate ground cover plants for growing in moist, woodland areas or in...

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Sodding Suggestions- Native Sheep Laurel

Posted by on Apr 23, 2018 in News | 0 comments

Sheep Laurel – Kalmia angustifolia   Specifics: Scientific Name: Kalmia angustifolia; Common Name: Sheep Laurel, Mountain Laurel, Lambkill Hardiness: USDA zone 5 – 8 How Sold: In slabs approximately 16″ x 24″  Contact us today to purchase some for your yard project! Landscape use: Works well for evergreen foliage, foundation plantings, woods edge and naturalizing. Description: Sheep Laurel is a broad leaf evergreen that grows and flowers well in full sun to part shade, making it a versatile shrub in the landscape. The broad,...

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