Trials Field Walks at High Mowing Organic Seeds
For the second summer in a row, High Mowing Organic Seeds will host monthly
Trials Field Walks, guided tours of the over 800 vegetable, herb and flower varieties being grown, compared and evaluated in the 3-acre HMS trials garden. Join High Mowing Organic Seeds trials manager Heather Jerrett for a walk down the rows, to see and taste some of High Mowings newly-released, exclusive varieties, like King Crimson pepper and Midnight Lightning zucchini, along with labeled displays of many, many more varieties. The High Mowing Organic Seeds trial garden serves as a rigorous testing ground for selecting stand-out varieties to make available to through the annual seed catalog. Visitors will learn how data is collected to accurately describe and assess variety characteristics independently and in comparison to other varieties.
There will be four monthly trial field walks during the 2010 season. Each session will focus on specific crop groups, but there will also be time to explore all the varieties being grown in the trials garden. Join us to learn and share information about growing specific crops, handling pests and diseases, and for a sneak preview of new varieties that may soon be available as organic seed!
All Trial Field Walks are held at our trial garden on Marsh Road in Wolcott, VT. See below for directions.
Schedule of Walks
Wednesday, June 30th, 4 6 PM Focus on lettuce, brassicas (spring planted) and herbs
Wednesday, July 21st, 4 6 PM Focus on cucumbers, beets, carrots,
cabbages (fresh market), herbs, snap beans, okra, artichokes, and fava
Sunday, August 22nd, 10 AM 2 PM Highlighting summer crops,
including cucumbers, summer squash, melons, watermelons, beans, beets,
carrots, lettuce, fennel, snap beans, edamame, napa cabbage, tomatoes
and peppers. Note: This Trials Field Walk coincides with the Kingdom
Farm & Food Days, a two-day event celebrating food and farming in
the Northeast Kingdom.
Wednesday, September 22nd, 4 6 PM Focus on winter squash, carrots, beets, leeks, onions, lettuce and root crops
Directions To Trial & Showcase Gardens
Drive east on Rt15 through the town Wolcott. Take left onto East Hill Rd, at cemetery right outside of Wolcott town center. Follow up the hill and take right onto Marsh Rd near top of hill. Follow road a few miles until you see High Mowing greenhouses and parking signs.
Drive west on Rt15. Pass intersection of Rt14 N and follow for three miles. Watch for sign for blind turn onto Marsh Rd on right. Take right onto Marsh Rd. Follow Marsh road up hill, bear left at top of hill where road forks. You will see overlook of fields on left. Park in designated parking area at field entrance by greenhouses.
If you have any questions, please call 802-472-6174 or e-mail questions "at" highmowingseeds.com