Posts Tagged "sustainable agriculture"

Sodding Suggestions- Native Sheep Laurel

Sheep Laurel – Kalmia angustifolia   Specifics: Scientific Name: Kalmia angustifolia; Common Name: Sheep Laurel, Mountain Laurel, Lambkill Hardiness: USDA zone 5 – 8 How Sold: In slabs approximately 16″ x 24″  Contact us today to purchase some for your yard project! Landscape use: Works well for evergreen foliage, foundation plantings, woods edge and naturalizing. Description: Sheep Laurel is a broad leaf evergreen that grows and flowers well in full sun to part shade, making it a versatile shrub in the landscape. The broad, dark green leaves provide interest all year long. In...

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Sodding Suggestions- Native Hay-Scented Ferns

Hay-Scented Ferns – Dennstaedita   Specifics: Scientific Name: Dennstaedita Common Name: Hay-Scented Ferns Hardiness: USDA zone 3 – 8 How Sold: In slabs approximately 16″ x 24″  Contact us today to purchase some for your yard project! Landscape use: Reserve Hay-scented Ferns (so called because the 36″ fronds do indeed smell of hay when bruised) for locations where you need to cover large expanses quickly and inexpensively with something deer resistant, attractive, and undemanding. They add fabulous texture to woodlands and landscape plantings. Description: Hay-scented Fern...

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Side Delight Food Blogger Challenge- Recipe #4

10-Minute Sweet Potato Breakfast Bowl with Brown Sugar Pears Recipe By: Lauren Keating – Healthy Delicious Cook Time: 10 Mins. – Servings: 4 Ingredients: 1 bag Side Delights® Steamables™ petite sweet potatoes 2 pears 1 tablespoon butter 1 teaspoon brown sugar 1/2 cup full fat coconut milk (from a can) 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 cup blueberries 4 teaspoons cashew or almond butter Cinnamon Directions: Microwave the bag of Side Delights® Steamables™  potatoes, seam-side down, for 8 minutes. Let cool 1 minute. While the potatoes cook, thinly slice the pears and discard the core....

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It’s Harvest Time and We’re on Fire!

The dawn of autumn is the time when our farm comes full circle. That’s because it’s potato time! Our farm crew who work year-round doing everything “potato” kick into full gear, ready and excited to see what our carefully-tended crop yields. It’s so exciting to think about the bounty just under the surface of our fields that stretch across the Saco River valley of Fryeburg, Maine and Conway, New Hampshire. Everybody here gets excited, from our potato-growers to our seasonal employees who man the trucks that move alongside our harvesters, to the warehouse crew, to the salespeople, to those of...

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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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