Posts Tagged "Agriculture"

Black Bean & Corn Topped Potatoes

Prep Time: 4 Minutes – Cook Time: 10 Minutes – Yield: 4 Servings Ingredients: 4 (6-ounce) Green Thumb Farms Signature Chef potatoes Cooking spray 1/2 cup chopped onion 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1/2 teaspoon chili powder 1 (15-ounce) can no-salt-added black beans rinsed and drained 1 1/2 cups frozen whole-kernel corn 1 1/2 cups fresh salsa 1/4 cup (1 ounce) reduced-fat shredded cheddar-Jack cheese (such as Cabot) 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro Directions: Pierce potatoes with a fork; arrange in a circle on paper towels in microwave oven. Microwave at HIGH for...

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It’s Harvest Time and We’re on Fire!

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 the warehouse crew, to the salespeople, to those of...

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

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 potatoes before and I can assure you that I will...

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Stamping Fun!

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 potatoes (1 potato for every two designs you’d...

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Full Steam Ahead!

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 building represents more than just another place to...

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