Posts Tagged "Agriculture"

Maine Baked Beans

Ingredients: 2 lbs. of State of Maine Dry Beans (any variety) 1/2 Salt Pork 1/4 C Sugar 1/2 – 2/3 C Molasses 2 tsp. Dry Mustard 1/2 tsp. Pepper Dash of Salt 1 Medium Onion (optional) Directions: Pick over the beans and soak them overnight in cold water.  In the morning, parboil the beans in fresh water until the skins crack when blown upon.  If an onion is used, cut in quarters and put in the bottom of bean pot.  Drain and add the parboiled beans.  Cut through the rind of the salt pork to a depth of 1/2 inch, and place the pork on top of the beans.  Mix the sugar, molasses, mustard,...

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These Are So Beautiful, You’ll Want to Eat Them!

I can’t help it. I love potatoes. A high-school friend from Aroostook County, Maine, once told me she didn’t like potatoes. She admitted that it was peculiar that a County girl didn’t like potatoes. I had to agree. That’s mighty peculiar. Even crazy, if you ask me. As a kid, I used to rub freshly-dug potatoes on my jeans until I got all the dirt off and ate them raw. That’s true potato love! Our special Green Thumb Farms potato packs are, however, much better than straight out of the field. Have You Tried Our Steamables? We use our most beautiful petite potatoes to produce a consistently...

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5 Brilliant Ways to Go Native

I was staring off into space during a quiet moment at a recent trade show. A woman appeared, laden with bags, and addressed me with a smile.  We chatted for a moment, and I invited her to have a seat.  As she settled herself into the chair, she said, “I’m of no use to you.” Well now…that was an odd thing to say.  “Yes you are,” I answered.  “You are keeping me company!” “What I mean,” she said, “is that I don’t buy sod.  I’m of no use to your company.  I’m just taking up space here in your booth!” She was quick to admit that she had laid sod before and didn’t much enjoy it.  She was a...

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Potato Pizza

Do you ever have leftover mashed potatoes to use up? If so, this recipe is perfect for you! It happens to be one of my personal favorites, and I dare say I’m not the only one. We made up a large pan for our office staff today and there was practically a stampede when it was ready. I think it speaks volumes as to how tasty it is! Since it is such a big hit around here I thought I would share the recipe. I hope you like it as much as we...

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Then and Now, 50 Years of Growth- Planting

As a fairly new member of the Thibodeau Family and Green Thumb Farms I haven’t had the privilege of seeing this farm’s progression over the years. This summer marks my 3rd anniversary at the farm and the 50th Anniversary for the company. This led me to dig into the farm’s history a little to see how much it has changed over the years. Since we are wrapping up our planting season I thought it would be appropriate to start with the planting operation. When Green Thumb Farms began farming in 1965 we started with around 75 acres, all of which were potatoes grown for Frito Lay. This year we will...

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