Posts by Betsy

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays from the crew of Green Thumb Farms.

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A Pound of Potatoes for Every Bottle of Vodka!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 6, 2011  Maine Distilleries, LLC, producer of Cold River Vodka, Cold River Blueberry Flavored Vodka & Cold River Gin is proud to announce that it will be donating one pound of potatoes for every bottle of Cold River sold in Maine, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts during the first quarter of 2012 to prominent food banks in each state. Maine Distilleries, LLC, of Freeport, Maine, in coordination with family-owned Green Thumb Farms, Inc., of Fryeburg, Maine, is excited to be partnering with The Good Shepherd Food Bank in Auburn, Maine, The New Hampshire Food...

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Happy Thanksgiving!

We at Green Thumb Farms  would like to wish you all a very happy Thanksgiving, we hope your holiday meal is filled with warm delicious potatoes!  We are thankful for all our loyal customers and the beautiful land that allows us to farm our crops.  Please enjoy this delicious Red Skin Potato Mash recipe we found on the Food & Wine website. Red Skin Potato Mash 6 pounds red potatoes, scrubbed and cut into 2-inch chunks Salt 2 sticks (1/2 pound) unsalted butter, softened 2 cups warmed milk 2 scallions, thinly sliced Freshly ground pepper Put the potatoes in a large pot and cover with water....

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Corny Facts!

We, at Green Thumb Farms are often asked “what is the difference between the corn you grow and the corn we eat?”.  We stumbled upon this website by The Family Farm Project which helps to answer that very question. Types of Corn Dent (Zea mays indenata) Dent corn is often used as livestock feed, in industrial products, or to make processed foods. Dent corn is also frequently referred to as “field” corn. Either white or yellow, dent kernels contain both hard and soft starch that become indented at maturity. Flint (Zea mays indurata) Flint corn, also known as Indian...

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Mustard Roasted Potatoes

After reading an article in Produce Business called “Food Bloggers And Their Influence On Produce Consumers” we found a great food blog called Cooking With Amy Food Blog: Read it and Eat…  In one of Amy’s entries she professes her love for potatoes and added this delicious recipe for Mustard Roasted Potatoes: Mustard Roasted Potatoes Serves 4 1/3 cup Moroccan mustard 2-3 Tablespoons olive oil 1 1/2 pounds red potatoes, cut into small thumb-sized chunks Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the mustard and olive oil. Add the potatoes...

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