Posts Tagged "Northeast Agriculture"

Grilled Potato Packets

TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Grill: 45 min.      MAKES: 8 servings Ingredients 2 pounds medium red potatoes (about 7), cut into wedges 1/4 cup thinly sliced green onions 6 slices ready-to-serve fully cooked bacon, chopped 3/4 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon pepper 2 tablespoons butter 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese   Directions In a large bowl, toss potatoes with green onions, bacon, salt and pepper. Place half of the mixture on a greased double thickness of heavy-duty foil (about 18 in. square); dot with 1 tablespoon butter. Fold foil over potato mixture and crimp edges to seal....

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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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You Don’t Need To Ask Me Twice…

I’m sure I have mentioned this before, but one of my favorite perks of working at Green Thumb Farms is taste testing! Whether it is taste testing fries for quality assurance, testing new varieties, or sampling a new recipe you can bet I will be the first to show up with fork in hand! We are lucky enough to have a trained chef on staff that is always willing to work out a new recipe for any situation. Today’s project was two-fold, a little research and development for an exciting new product line and sample recipes to accompany it. We are still in the early stages of our R&D, but I...

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April Showers Bring May…Turf Grass!

I was looking over my turf grass fields today and I got to thinking… I feel so lucky to be farming here in Fryeburg, Maine. We’re right near the Saco River, smack-dab in the Saco River Valley and blessed with nutrient-rich soil. Soil is everything in farming and I don’t take my responsibility lightly. In fact, I focus on it. A customer asked me what set my sod farm apart from other farms. After thinking about it for a minute, the answer was clear. “Attention to detail.” I answered. Attention to Detail Sets Us Apart You may be thinking that everyone says that. I agree that “attention to...

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