Category Archives: Philosophy

Micro-Farm Success: Learning from the Market Gardener

When my husband Edge and I started our farm, a friend remarked, “now all you need is a tractor and you’ll be real farmers.”  What he didn’t realize is that we’ve never planned on buying a tractor to grow vegetables. … Continue reading

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Inequity, Creativity, and Resiliency: Farming in a Changing Climate

Becky Maden is the Assistant Farm Manager at Intervale Community Farm (ICF), a thriving member-owned CSA farm in its 21st season of growing organic produce in Burlington, Vermont. Becky has worked on several diverse vegetable farms throughout the country and … Continue reading

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City Farmer: Weighing the Benefits and Challenges of Urban Agriculture

Each morning, I ride my bike less than ten minutes from my home in the densely populated Old North End neighborhood in Burlington, Vermont to my farm, weaving my bike through a break in the stream of morning traffic and … Continue reading

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The Essence of Quality Control at High Mowing

“Quality Control is the circulatory system of a seed company, where the seeds are constantly cycling their way through,” says Melanie Hernandez, our Germination Testing Specialist. Melanie oversees all the QC operations here at High Mowing Organic Seeds.  Before joining … Continue reading

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Eat More Dirt: Raising Kids in the Garden

I began gardening with my father when I was very little. I don’t really remember much about it actually, as if it was so commonplace as to not be special. But special it was because my love of the garden … Continue reading

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High Mowing Organic Seeds – A different kind of seed company….

We are pleased to present our latest video explaining just what it is that makes High Mowing Organic Seeds a different kind of seed company. We are proud of the work we do, the seeds we offer, and the causes … Continue reading

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Trading in Ski Boots for Sandals: Winter Adventures for Farmers (Part 1)

Becky Maden is the Assistant Farm Manager at Intervale Community Farm (ICF), a thriving member-owned CSA farm in its 21st season of growing organic produce in Burlington, Vermont. Becky has worked on several diverse vegetable farms throughout the country and … Continue reading

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Feeding From Our Fields

The Trials Field at High Mowing sits atop a hill in Wolcott, Vermont and overlooks rolling mountains to the west.  On the Trials Crew, we spend our spring days meticulously laying out sets of varieties a few feet at a … Continue reading

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Giving Thanks

In 1995, my wife and I moved to Maple Corner in Calais, VT, and found a cool little house to rent. We had been traveling and the prospect of having more than 80 square feet of living space was really … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Growing and Marriage

- by Sara Schlosser (owner of Sandiwood Farm and High Mowing Sales Associate) In the wake of Hurricane Irene, and a hard spring. Because I’m a Market Grower, Justice of the Peace, and I work for High Mowing, I offer … Continue reading

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