January 2019

  1. Crop Talk: Your Greenhouse Checklist

    If you’re busy ordering seeds this month, please don’t let us stop you. By all means, carry on. But if you’re bulking up your seed inventory, we know that means the next item you’re turning your attention to is where to get all those seeds tucked into soil. That’s right: your greenhouse. In northern regions like High Mowing's home state...
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  2. Grower Profile: Shenandoah Seasonal

    Ali & Dan | Boyce, Virginia High Mowing Customer Since: 2012 The Stats 3 acres 7 farming seasons 6 high tunnels 2 farmers markets 20-week CSA 1 additional full-time employee 365 days a year The People "We started our farm with only $15,000 and a whole lot of passion and grit. Our message to other beginning farmers is that you...
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  3. The Story of a Seed: Hybrid Onion Edition

    How does an onion seed get from plant to packet? Read on to learn about the intricacies of hybrid onion seed development and production through looking at the variety Red Carpet F1. We hope the story of a seed entices you to try a new onion variety this season! The Market The first step to development of a new onion...
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  4. Crop Talk: Alliums

    Onions are the third most consumed fresh vegetable in the United States behind potatoes and tomatoes, and as such demand to be a crucial part of a diversified vegetable farmer’s crop plan. Thankfully, there are myriad types of alliums and productive, well adapted varieties to choose from. In order to achieve success with your alliums so customers keep coming back...
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  5. Grower Profile: Silverthorn Farm

    Emily & Nate | Rossville, Indiana High Mowing Customer Since: 2013 The Stats 25 acres 1 acre of greenhouses 12 farming seasons 300-member CSA 80 local restaurant accounts 5 additional full-time employees 6th generation farmers   The People "This farm was originally purchased by Emily's great, great, great grandfather in 1864. For decades the property was rented and farmed conventionally; we...
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