Posts Tagged "Planting potatoes"

Corn & Shrimp Chowder

Prep Time: 50 mins. – Cook Time: 35 mins. – Serves 7 Ingredients:  4 slices bacon, cut into 1/2-inch pieces 1 medium onion, coarsely chopped (1/2 cup) 1 medium stalk celery, coarsely chopped (1/2 cup) 6 small red potatoes, cut into 1/2-inch pieces 2 cups frozen corn ¼ teaspoon dried thyme leaves 1 carton (32 oz.) chicken broth (4 cups) ¼ cup quick-mixing flour 2 cups half-and-half 12 oz. frozen uncooked medium shrimp, peeled, deveined and tail shells removed (do not thaw) ½ teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon pepper   Directions: In 5- to 6-quart Dutch oven, cook bacon over...

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These Are So Beautiful, You’ll Want to Eat Them!

I can’t help it. I love potatoes. A high-school friend from Aroostook County, Maine, once told me she didn’t like potatoes. She admitted that it was peculiar that a County girl didn’t like potatoes. I had to agree. That’s mighty peculiar. Even crazy, if you ask me. As a kid, I used to rub freshly-dug potatoes on my jeans until I got all the dirt off and ate them raw. That’s true potato love! Our special Green Thumb Farms potato packs are, however, much better than straight out of the field. Have You Tried Our Steamables? We use our most beautiful petite potatoes to produce a consistently...

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Potato Pizza

Do you ever have leftover mashed potatoes to use up? If so, this recipe is perfect for you! It happens to be one of my personal favorites, and I dare say I’m not the only one. We made up a large pan for our office staff today and there was practically a stampede when it was ready. I think it speaks volumes as to how tasty it is! Since it is such a big hit around here I thought I would share the recipe. I hope you like it as much as we...

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Then and Now, 50 Years of Growth- Planting

As a fairly new member of the Thibodeau Family and Green Thumb Farms I haven’t had the privilege of seeing this farm’s progression over the years. This summer marks my 3rd anniversary at the farm and the 50th Anniversary for the company. This led me to dig into the farm’s history a little to see how much it has changed over the years. Since we are wrapping up our planting season I thought it would be appropriate to start with the planting operation. When Green Thumb Farms began farming in 1965 we started with around 75 acres, all of which were potatoes grown for Frito Lay. This year we will...

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Seed Has Arrived!

Regardless of the fact that snow still covers the ground Spring has arrived at Green Thumb Farms.  Seed potatoes started arriving bright and early Monday morning!  Seed potatoes are grown on land that is certified specifically for growing seed.  Each load of seed comes with a certificate that ensures the seed has been tested and certified.  Seed is tested for certain types of disease and insects.  It is important to plant certified seed so that we can prevent the spread of diseases and insects that can destroy an entire crop.  Before we take delivery of our seed we have to disinfect all of...

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