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An Oasis in the Desert: Succeeding with Dry Climate Agriculture

A cross-country road trip reveals some remarkable things about America. Across the continent the vast differences in culture are evident in the range of clothing styles, food preferences, accents, vehicles, and dwellings; in our music, art, politics, and economic stability. … Continue reading

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What’s Wrong with My Garden? Part 1: How to Manage Common Insect Pests

Nearly everyone who’s gardened for a season or two has experienced that moment of shock when, upon entering the garden, one first lays eyes on a squadron of cucumber beetles happily chomping away on the squash plants. After the shock … Continue reading

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Software Review – AgSquared for Organic Farmers

Diversified organic farmers must contend with many unique challenges – rapidly changing markets, unpredictable weather events, and the complexity of working with rather than against ecology, to name just a few. But of all the difficulties organic farmers face, one … Continue reading

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Budget Seed Starting on a Small Farm

Late winter brings farmers out of the seed catalogs and into seed houses.  As greenhouses are heated, potting soil spread into trays, and seeds placed in each cell, excitement mounts for the coming season and all its possibilities.  For many … Continue reading

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Dream Garden on Pinterest Contest!

Win a $75 gift certificate to High Mowing Organic Seeds! This contest has ended – congratulations to Adrienne! Thank you to everyone who participated! Half the fun of having a garden is planning the garden during those long cold winter … Continue reading

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Making Your Farm Accessible to Low-Income Customers

In the spring of 2010, with one season of farming under my belt and the travel bug planted inside me, I moved to Alaska to work as a School Garden Supervisor for Calypso Farm and Ecology Center.  My job was … Continue reading

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Complete Seed Starter – Newbie Gardener Giveaway!

Are you new to organic gardening and overwhelmed by where to start? Excited to start your own garden and grow food for your family, but have little gardening experience? Check out our exciting new giveaway! We’re giving away TWO different … Continue reading

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Organic Salad Mixes – Growing the Perfect Combination

For many farmers, salad mix is the bread and butter of their market sales. But perhaps that isn’t the right metaphor to use for a group so devoted to their vegetables. Better to say that for many farmers, salad mix … Continue reading

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Win a $50 Gift Certificate! Tell Us About Your Favorite Variety!

A few weeks ago we asked our staff what their favorite varieties that we carry are, and we’ve compiled them in the list below. While we were sitting around talking about all these wonderful different vegetables that we love, we … Continue reading

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Out of Stocks, Backorders, Delays, Oh my!

Anyone who has a farm or garden knows that despite our best efforts, things don’t always go according to plan. Now imagine tending a garden with over 600 varieties of vegetables and flowers. The fruit of this garden is the High … Continue reading

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