Posts Tagged "Northeast Agriculture"

2016 The International Year of the Pulses

The UN General Assembly declared 2016 the International Year of the Pulses. What is a pulse? Pulses include crops that are harvested for their dry seed. Red Kidney beans, Soldier beans, Jacob’s Cattle beans, and Yellow Eye beans are the first few examples that come to my mind. Amazingly, we grow them! Why is this significant to you? Simply put, you cannot find a better addition to your diet! Beans are a nutrient dense food packed with different vitamins and minerals including Potassium, Calcium, Iron, Vitamin C and more! They are also high in lignans and flavonoids which play a role in...

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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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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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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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