Posts Tagged "Saco River"

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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Dry Beans: An Easy Recipe For Healthy Eating

One of my little pleasures here at Green Thumb Farms is strolling down to our bean-packing facility. It’s amazing to see the transformation from dried plants in the field (yep! This is a field-dried product, check out our video here.) into one of nature’s artistic and nutritious creations, Jacob’s Cattle Beans.

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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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Then and Now, 50 Years of Growth- Planting

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 farming in 1965 we started with around 75 acres,...

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A New Season, A New Generation

At this time of the year when the snow melts and the fields begin to dry up our crew’s internal clock goes off because it’s time to get back outside.  Every day brings the hope of being the day.  For the potato, corn and bean crews it is the start of planting season; for the turf crew it is the beginning of harvesting season. You can just feel the excitement and anticipation.  One of the best parts of a family farm is passing that excitement on to the next generation.  Just the other day my husband took our son on a scouting mission with him, and I’m not sure which one of them was more...

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