Category Archives: Variety Highlights

Excellent Tomato Varieties for High Tunnel Production

Season extension has become standard practice among farmers and many home gardeners across the country.  Growing tomatoes in a high tunnel or hoop-house extends the season by providing protection from frost and maintaining warmer temperatures that allow for earlier harvest.  … Continue reading

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A narrative on Roy’s Calais Flint Corn – by Brigitte Derel

It is early evening in Central Vermont, the sun is setting in the distance, and the aroma of fresh cut hay fills the air. As my hands quickly work, shucking a mix of dry ears of golden yellow and deep … Continue reading

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A Well-Rounded Squash: The Butternuts

Autumn without butternut squash is like foliage without color.  T’is the season to be enjoying this versatile, curvaceous squash.  At High Mowing, we sell three varieties of butternut squash  – you may have grown one or more of them this … Continue reading

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Trials Program Conclusions – Organic Beans!

We’ve been working on compiling the results of our 45 variety trials that were conducted at our 4-acre Trials Garden in Wolcott, Vermont.  The results are interesting – sometimes surprising – and always fun in terms of identifying standout varieties … Continue reading

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Growing Soybeans for the Farmers Market

- by Sara Schlosser  (Sara owns Sandiwood Farm in Wolcott, VT, and is also a High Mowing Sales Associate) Soybeans, or edamame, is a staple in Japanese menus and is becoming more and more prevalent in grocery stores and farmers … Continue reading

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Organic Beans Taste Testing!

Every Wednesday, we take turns making or buying snack for everyone and have an all-employee shin-dig. Last week, Jessie and Krista from the trials crew brought in a few beautiful blueberry pies – but they were off-limits until everyone had … Continue reading

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Medicinal Qualities of Organic Culinary Plants

(Sarah is an independently trained student of herbology, has taught community classes on wild food/medicine ID, herbal home health, and herbal crafts in north central VT for over ten years. She is trained as a doula and has collectively facilitated … Continue reading

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Variety Spotlight – Organic Melons and Watermelons

It’s springtime – probably the busiest time of year for farmers and gardeners and anyone with a need to seed.  We know you’re busy, so we’ve decided to keep this month’s Variety Spotlight short and sweet.  We’re going to talk … Continue reading

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Variety Spotlight – Organic Spinach!

In this spotlight we’ll cover: Recommended Varieties Planting & Cultural Tips Harvest, Market & Storage Tips Diseases & Pests Seed Saving Tips This time of year, everyone is looking for signs of spring: longer days, new buds on trees, birds … Continue reading

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Cool Season Lettuce – Spring Planting!

Did you know that certain lettuce varieties are more suited towards growing in cooler temps, such as early spring and late fall, and certain varieties can tolerate heat better? Now’s the time to start (or just think about for all … Continue reading

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