Posts Tagged "Maine Farming"

Crock Pot Corned Beef Dinner

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 % Daily Value Calories 956.5 Calories from Fat 399...

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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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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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Dry Beans: An Easy Recipe For Healthy Eating

One of my little pleasures here at Green Thumb Farms is strolling down to our bean-packing facility. It’s amazing to see the transformation from dried plants in the field (yep! This is a field-dried product, check out our video here.) into one of nature’s artistic and nutritious creations, Jacob’s Cattle Beans.

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