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

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 and microclimate to ensure that they can successfully cultivate that particular variety. With the Farmer’s First...

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

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,” said Don Thibodeau, President and CEO of Green...

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Sodding Suggestions- Native Cinnamon Fern

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. Most ferns carry their reproductive spores on the...

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Sodding Suggestions- Native Interrupted Ferns

Interrupted Ferns – Osmunda claytoniana   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: Osmunda claytoniana, commonly called interrupted fern, is native to Eastern Asia, Eastern United States and Eastern Canada and...

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Sodding Suggestions- Native New York Fern

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 its wandering ways, it often grows into large...

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Sodding Suggestions- Native Huckleberry Sod

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 a good fit for a naturalistic garden. It’s on the...

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