April 2018

  1. 5 Key Pieces of Advice for Growers Preparing for the Transplanting Rush

    -- PLEASE NOTE: SINCE THE ORIGINAL PUBLICATION DATE OF THIS BLOG POST THERE HAS BEEN A MATERIALS UPDATE ON THE NATIONAL ORGANIC PROGRAM (NOP) STANDARDS. There was some concern that because paper chain transplanting pots contain a synthetic substance they should not be approved for use in organic production. As of January 2019, the NOP has reversed their decision to...
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  2. CROP TALK: Market Starts

    Hello, growers, and happy spring! By now, every region of the U.S. and Canada is bustling with some sort of growing activity – sowing, transplanting, weeding, watering, mulching, harvesting. We know many of you are at maximum capacity for retail plant starts in your propagation spaces, so this final issue in our Crop Talk series is dedicated to how you...
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  3. Partners in Feeding Our Communities

    High Mowing’s donation program supports organizations that provide farm and nutrition education with initiatives such as community gardens, school gardens and food bank gardens. Thanks to these partnerships, our seeds are now in the hands of the food system leaders of tomorrow. In 2017, one of our largest donations recipients was the national community gardening organization Katie’s Krops. High Mowing...
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  4. Our Mother's Day GIVEAWAY!

    We are excited to partner exclusively with our long-time friends at Gardener’s Supply Company to bring new and exciting giveaway prizes to our farmers and gardeners this year. This month’s prize will give one lucky winner the Galvanized Hanging Planter from Gardener's, perfect for giving as a Mother’s Day gift or keeping for your own plantings. This thoughtfully designed hanging...
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  5. Better Together

    Strength through partnerships with organic seed growers More than twenty years ago, Tom Stearns grew the seeds for all 58 of High Mowing’s varieties in his backyard in Gospel Hollow, Vermont. In 2017, we grew 26 acres of seed crops on our farm in Hyde Park, Vermont, producing seeds for 46 of our 700+ varieties. To become the whole farm...
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  6. Putting the “Farm” Back in Pharmaceuticals

    I hate to be the one to the let the cat out of the bag, but now seems as good a time as any: One of the dirty little secrets of organic agriculture is that it runs on coffee and Ibuprofen. They’re two of the most critical things we farmers need in order to operate day-to-day, and yet also two...
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