Posts Tagged "Saco River"

A New Season, A New Generation

At this time of the year when the snow melts and the fields begin to dry up our crew’s internal clock goes off because it’s time to get back outside.  Every day brings the hope of being the day.  For the potato, corn and bean crews it is the start of planting season; for the turf crew it is the beginning of harvesting season. You can just feel the excitement and anticipation.  One of the best parts of a family farm is passing that excitement on to the next generation.  Just the other day my husband took our son on a scouting mission with him, and I’m not sure which one of them was more...

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Spring Has Sprung…

Spring has sprung the landscaping bug in these parts, we have been fielding calls all morning with inquiries for Turf!  Soon there will be green grass everywhere.  Did you know the best times of year to install Turf are Spring and Fall?  The grass roots in a strip of sod follow the path of water into the soil.  This makes irrigation crucial when introducing  the roots to the new ground below.  During Spring and Fall water evaporates less quickly with cooler temperatures allowing the process to take place more efficiently.  Summer is not out of the question when considering a Turf...

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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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Sod Season Has Come To An End…

The day after Thanksgiving brought a storm to the Northeast and blanketed us in snow which forced a close to the Sod season for Green Thumb Farms.  The harvester has taken up residence in the shop and will undergo a winter tune up.  We will be dreaming of Spring while we work away and we will keep our fingers crossed for another great season in 2011.  Until then enjoy these photos of lush, green Kentucky bluegrass and keep in mind that Spring is one of the best times to install sod due to cool nights and moist soil...

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We love our new harvester!!!

Spirits are high on the farm these last few days as our new harvester arrived last week.  Spudnik is the manufacturer and this new machine allows us to harvest more potatoes faster.  The added bonus… The machine arrived as we had specified and worked perfectly which is a vast improvement on our old harvester which was in the shop quite...

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