Posts Tagged "sustainable agriculture"

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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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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Stuffed Fingerling Potatoes

I came across this recipe the other day and thought it was a perfect fit for our new Side Delights® Gourmet Petite Fingerling Potatoes. It was super easy, and made for a colorful addition to my plate! Here is the recipe from allrecipes.com: Ingredients: 1 16 oz. the container of sour cream 1 1 oz. pkg of dry onion soup mix 1 lb. Side Delights® Gourmet Petite Fingerling Potatoes 1 14 oz. pkg. of cooked bacon Directions: Mix sour cream and onion soup mix together in a bowl; chill in the refrigerator for flavors to blend, 2 hours to overnight. Place potatoes into a large pot and cover with...

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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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