April 2019

  1. 6 Reasons to Grow Your Flowers From Organic Seed

    As the days lengthen, the air warms, and the soil thaws from a long winter, we’re all ready for spring. And with spring comes flowers. Lots of them. From Easter to Memorial to Mother’s Day, to any sunny bird-song filled day, there is no shortage of reasons to buy flowers. Instead of heading to the supermarket to pick up a...
    Read More »
  2. Our Easy Digging GIVEAWAY!

    Easily stay on top of your weed removal this season with a sweepstakes from our friends at Easy Digging! This month’s giveaway features the Ploskoez Swage Hoe, an ergonomic and precise tool to help gardeners weed the small spaces between plants. The sharp yet compact blade on this Russian-designed hoe comes from our friends at Easy Digging and is a...
    Read More »
  3. The Story of a Seed: Open-Pollinated Corn Edition

    How does a corn seed get from plant to packet? Read on to learn about the intricacies of open-pollinated corn development and production through looking at the variety Who Gets Kissed?. We hope the story of a seed entices you to try a new corn variety this season! To read about hybrid corn seed production, click here. Dr. Bill Tracy...
    Read More »
  4. The Story of a Seed: Hybrid Corn Edition

    How does a corn seed get from plant to packet? Read on to learn about the intricacies of hybrid corn seed development and production through looking at the variety Enchanted F1. We hope the story of a seed entices you to try a new corn variety this season! To read about open pollinated corn seed production, click here. Enchanted F1...
    Read More »
  5. Crop Talk: Farm Marketing

    Hello again, and happy April. Marketing, for small scale farmers, used to mean simply showing up at the farmers market every Saturday morning. If you were really on top of your game, you even had signs that matched the produce you had harvested. You standing behind the table selling your produce was the marketing strategy. I’m sure you don’t need me to tell you that times...
    Read More »
  6. How to Grow & Harvest Your Own Organic Corn Syrup

    Home-grown organic corn syrup. In the farming season, I find that when a customer asks me what my favorite vegetable is I often answer with whatever has just ripened and is freshest at that moment. In early spring, it’s bok choy; in June, snap peas; in July, I love summer squash (but only because I’m not sick of harvesting it...
    Read More »

6 Item(s)