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These Are So Beautiful, You’ll Want to Eat Them!

Posted by on Mar 8, 2016 in News | 0 comments

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...

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Then and Now, 50 Years of Growth- Planting

Posted by on May 22, 2015 in News | 0 comments

As a fairly new member of the Thibodeau Family and Green Thumb Farms I haven’t had the privilege of seeing this farm’s progression over the years. This summer marks my 3rd anniversary at the farm and the 50th Anniversary for the company. This led me to dig into the farm’s history a little to see how much it has changed over the years. Since we are wrapping up our planting season and undergoing Fertigation, which is just about the final step, I thought it would be appropriate to start with the planting operation. When Green Thumb Farms began...

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Weather or not…

Posted by on May 15, 2012 in News | 0 comments

The long range forecast looks promising starting Thursday.  Blue skies and sunshine are in our near future, maybe the end of planting will be too!

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Spring Happenings!

Posted by on Apr 26, 2012 in News | 0 comments

Don, Jim and Torey have just returned from the New England Produce Council Produce and Floral Expo with enthusiasism about their new inspirations and ideas.  They were lucky enough to hear from the Keynote Speaker Wes Welker of the New England Patriots.  As members of the Fresh Solutions Network our display featured products from other members as well all of which are a part of our extended product line. The Grillables line is the brainchild of the Sterman Masser Potato Farm and this display idea was thought up by Brock Snyder as a new...

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Happy Holidays!

Posted by on Dec 22, 2011 in Around the Farm, News | 0 comments

Happy Holidays from the crew of Green Thumb Farms.

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A Pound of Potatoes for Every Bottle of Vodka!

Posted by on Dec 9, 2011 in News | 0 comments

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...

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Posted by on Nov 22, 2011 in Around the Farm, News, Recipes | 0 comments

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...

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Rumor Has It…

Posted by on Oct 18, 2011 in News | 0 comments

Roger Daltrey, lead singer of The Who LOVES Cold River Vodka!  The spirit, distilled exclusively from Green Thumb Farms’ own potatoes is on the “must have” list of items for his dressing room.  Pretty neat stuff, cheers!

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News Flash!

Posted by on Sep 13, 2011 in News | 0 comments

Purple Potatoes May Help Reduce Blood Pressure! A recent pilot study of overweight and obese patients found that eating microwaved purple potatoes may help reduce blood pressure, and does not contribute to weight gain (see USATODAY.com, 09/01/11). After eating 6-8 small purple potatoes twice a day for a month and then going potato-free for 4 weeks, the study subjects lowered their blood pressure significantly and they did not gain weight. Preparation in the microwave helps retain the antioxidants, chlorogenic acid, potassium, and other...

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