Posts Tagged "farming practices technology"

No-Till Farming!

No-till farming is a way for a farmer to plant a crop and control weeds without turning the soil.  Traditional plowing is effective at weed control but reduces a farms’ long- term productivity by exposing rich top soil containing organic matter to the surface and breaking up clods that naturally turn into soil.  This organic matter makes soil more nutritious for plants and it holds onto water ensuring proper hydration.  With no-till farming the valuable top soil is less exposed to run-off as well as wind erosion. No-till is new to Green Thumb Farms.  This past winter we purchased a...

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Sod Season Has Come To An End…

The day after Thanksgiving brought a storm to the Northeast and blanketed us in snow which forced a close to the Sod season for Green Thumb Farms.  The harvester has taken up residence in the shop and will undergo a winter tune up.  We will be dreaming of Spring while we work away and we will keep our fingers crossed for another great season in 2011.  Until then enjoy these photos of lush, green Kentucky bluegrass and keep in mind that Spring is one of the best times to install sod due to cool nights and moist soil conditions.

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Did You Know???

Farm Facts U.S. consumers spend just 10% of their disposable income on food each year. In comparison: Indonesia 55% Philippines 38% China 26% France 15% Japan 14% 98% of U.S. farms are owned by individuals, family partnerships or family corporations.  Just 2% of America’s farms and ranches are owned by non-family corporations.  Most U.S. farm products sold are produced on farms owned by individuals, family partnerships and family corporations (86%) Non family corporations only account for 14% of sales. Today U.S. farmers are the most productive, each farmer produces enough food to feed...

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PMA Fresh Summit 2010

Soldier Beans, Yellow Eye Beans, Jacob’s Cattle Beans, Jacobs Cattle Beans, Red Kidney Beans

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Potatoes are in and they are BIG!!!

We are happy to report that all of the potatoes are harvested and we are bursting at the seems with what is a very large crop in both the amount and size of each potato.  The Green Thumb Chefs are available, they are a Round White variety that people often to refer to as our “winter keeper”.  Come on in and get yours today!!! Compared to a cell phone this is a large potato. Every bin is full and we have a lot of potatoes. Packaged and ready to...

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