Posts Tagged "maine organic farms"

Potatoes are in and they are BIG!!!

We are happy to report that all of the potatoes are harvested and we are bursting at the seems with what is a very large crop in both the amount and size of each potato.  The Green Thumb Chefs are available, they are a Round White variety that people often to refer to as our “winter keeper”.  Come on in and get yours today!!! Compared to a cell phone this is a large potato. Every bin is full and we have a lot of potatoes. Packaged and ready to...

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Bean Harvesting

The heavy rain last week put a hault on the bean harvesting, but we hope to resume at the end of this week.  Please bear with us, we are as anxious as you are to get them out of the ground!  In the meantime check out these pictures of the harvesting operation. Windrower consolidating 4 rows for the harvester. Dumping beans into truck.   Soldier Beans, Yellow Eye Beans, Jacob’s Cattle Beans, Jacobs Cattle Beans, Red Kidney...

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Sweet and Sour Potato Salad

Sweet and Sour Potato Salad 16 medium potatoes 5 medium eggs, hard cooked, chopped 2-1/2 C. pickles, sweet, chopped 2 tsp. celery seeds 1 tsp. mustard, dry 1 tsp. salt 1/4 tsp. pepper parsley sprigs (optional) Dressing: 3 egg yolks 1/2 C. sugar 1/2 C. vinegar 2 Tbsp. butter, or margarine 1-1/2 C. mayonnaise Instructions: Potato Salad: Peel and quarter potatoes. Cook in Dutch oven in boiling salted water to cover until done. Drain and cool. Cube potatoes. Add eggs, pickles, celery seeds, mustard, salt, pepper, and dressing. Stir gently. Refrigerate 24 hours. Garnish with parsley sprigs before...

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Potato packing…

Check out our Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/#!/album.php?aid=16414&id=111340152239625&ref=mf for a series of photos of the potato packaging order of operations.  Packing season is here so keep an eye out in your local stores for our new...

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It is a GREAT day to be on the farm!

Not only is this day’s beauty one for the record books but we also decided to make it the start to our 2010 potato harvest!  Everyone was all smiles as we put the windrower and harvester to work.  This time of year we usually start by digging small sections for specific orders.  It allows us to work out the kinks in the equipment and break the warehouse packaging crew in slowly.  Ahead of our harvester a windrower digs 4 rows of potatoes and deposits them among the 4 rows that the harvester is set up to dig.  This allows the harvester to pick up the a total 8 rows with each pass...

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