Posts Tagged "organic farms in maine"

2010 Cooperator of the Year!

Today we are excited to share that we will be receiving  the 2010 Cooperator of the Year award given by the Oxford County Soil and Water Conservation District!   Our nomination came from our local Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) office.  We will receive this award at the next Board of Supervisors annual meeting.  The award is given to those land users who show outstanding commitment to soil and water conservation on their farm.  Our quality and diversity of products have been the keys to our success. We originally began growing organic potatoes in order to satisfy market...

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2010 Was A Strong Potato Year

Potato farmers see strong season By The Mainebiz News Staff 03/07/11 Maine saw a strong potato harvest in 2010, with its value increasing 3% over the previous year. Preliminary figures from the National Agricultural Statistics Service report a harvest of 1.6 billion pounds with a value of $159.2 million, according to The Associated Press. The harvest in 2009 was valued at $154.2 million. Maine potato farmers planted nearly 55,000 acres in 2010, with a yield of 29,000 pounds per acre. The value of Maine’s potato harvest has been on the rise. In 2009, it jumped 5% compared with 2008 to...

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Potatoes ARE Healthy Afterall!!!

Lose the Weight, NOT the Potatoes New Research Shows Potatoes Can Be Part of a Weight Loss Regimen Denver, CO., October 12, 2010 – Research just released by the University of California, Davis and the National Center for Food Safety and Technology, Illinois Institute of Technology demonstrates that people can include potatoes in their diet and still lose weight.  This research was presented at the Obesity Society’s 28th Annual Scientific Meeting October 8-12, 2010.   The study sought to gain a better understanding of the role of potatoes and the glycemic index in weight loss, largely because...

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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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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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