Posts Tagged "Northeast Agriculture"

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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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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