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2021 Bean Update

Posted by on Nov 17, 2021 in News | 0 comments

BIG NEWS! Starting November 29th we will be able to start processing 2021 bean orders! Click here to order! To order beans click here.

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Green Thumb Farms launches Farmer’s First, a new program to introduce unique spuds to the market

Posted by on Nov 13, 2019 in News | 2 comments

Green Thumb Farms launches Farmer’s First, a new program to introduce unique spuds to the market

(Fryeburg, Maine) – November 15, 2019 Green Thumb Farms launched a new program this fall to discover and develop new potato varieties. The goal of “Farmer’s First” is two-fold: to give retailers a way to offer something new and to give consumers new products that work well in their kitchens. Every year, Green Thumb will partner with a retailer to identify a potato variety they think their customers will love. Then Green Thumb will grow the variety in the farm’s exceptional soil, nutrients for plants and microclimate to ensure that they can...

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Green Thumb Farms Launches Cold River Gold, a Potato Variety that Chefs Dig

Posted by on Nov 15, 2018 in News | 2 comments

FRYEBURG, MAINE –  NOVEMBER 15, 2018 This holiday season, home cooks will be able to purchase the premium potato that professional chefs in Maine have loved for years. Cold River Gold is now available to consumers at select retailers in New England. Distinctive new packaging made of craft paper – and visual art work that celebrates the Cold River and its unique growing region – makes the new brand easy to find. “Our restaurant partners have told us again and again how delicious this potato is, whether mashed, fried, boiled, or baked,”...

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Cowboy Stew

Posted by on Sep 22, 2017 in News, Recipes | 0 comments

I love receiving feedback from customers, even more so when it’s a handwritten letter.  Our bean customers seem to be among the best at taking the time to send us feedback.  Whether it’s a letter to let us know how one of our employees helped them, or a letter to share a favorite recipe I appreciate all comments!  Please keep them coming! Recently I received this letter from a loyal bean customer.  She had called to order beans, and during the process mentioned her favorite recipe to one of our employees.  A few days later this...

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Mexican Potato Salad

Posted by on Jul 4, 2017 in News | 0 comments

Prep Time: 10 mins. – Cook Time: 8 mins. – Total Time: 18 mins. Ingredients: 1 lb. baby potatoes (Side Delights Golden Potatoes) 3 medium avocados, peeled and mashed 2 tablespoon lemon juice 1/4 cup vegan mayonnaise 1/2 cup vegan sour cream 1 package taco seasoning (or 2 Tbsp homemade) 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed 1/4-1/2  cup chopped tomatoes 2 tablespoons green onions, tops only 1 tablespoon fresh, cilantro leaves salt & pepper to taste 1/4 cup diced green chiles (optional) Instructions: Cook potatoes according to...

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Thank You!

Posted by on Jul 2, 2017 in News | 0 comments

As you prepare to enjoy this 4th of July with your family and friends, we urge you to take a moment and show your gratitude for the men and women that have served and continue to serve our country. Remember the ones that aren’t able to be with their families today because they are fighting for our rights and freedom. Remember the families that are missing their loved one’s and those that are with their families and struggling to learn a new way of life after being injured during battle. Our thoughts will be with the families that are...

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It’s Harvest Time and We’re on Fire!

Posted by on Sep 21, 2016 in Around the Farm, News | 6 comments

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...

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…And the Best Potatoes Are…GTF Signature Chefs!

Posted by on May 17, 2016 in News | 8 comments

Some people dance around the maypole when the merry month of May comes around. Some only think about dancing around the maypole! At Green Thumb Farms, we don’t need a maypole. We’re more likely to dance around the farm machinery because we mark the start of May by planting the world’s most delicious potato – our Signature Variety. Weird name, I know. But this is a name for potato lovers to remember. In fact, it’s the potato that has made us famous with potato connoisseurs. In these days of farm to table and sourcing for the best ingredients,...

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2016 The International Year of the Pulses

Posted by on Apr 14, 2016 in News, Recipes | 0 comments

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...

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Full Steam Ahead!

Posted by on Apr 8, 2016 in Around the Farm, News | 2 comments

A little snow and rain didn’t slow us down! Yesterday’s weather certainly left a little something to be desired, but the crew pushed forward on an exciting new project! To better accommodate our crop and provide storage throughout the year we’ve decided to add a fourth storage building to our facility. The new building will have a state-of-the-art temperature control system.   This system will allow us to constantly monitor and adjust the storage environment and make sure the potatoes remain in optimum storage conditions. To us, the...

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