High Mowing Organic Seeds

  1. Our Food Justice Book GIVEAWAY!

    This week’s giveaway winner will receive 3 books helping to share the powerful stories of resilience and racial justice in the food movement.  Farming While Black by author Leah Penniman from Soul Fire Farm in Albany, NY. “Some of our most cherished sustainable farming practices have roots in African wisdom. Yet, discrimination and violence against African-American farmers has led to their decline from...
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  2. Gardening Book GIVEAWAY!

    This month’s giveaway winner will receive two informative gardening books from Storey Publishing!  Starter Vegetable Gardens  Develop your green thumb as you learn to grow your own food. In this introductory guide to growing vegetables, Barbara Pleasant addresses common problems that first-time gardeners encounter.   Grow Your Soil  It is possible to create and maintain rich, dark, crumbly soil that’s teeming with life...
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  3. Covid-19 Frequently Asked Questions

    Is High Mowing still open?  Yes we are. High Mowing is officially exempt from Governor Phil Scott’s Executive Stay At Home Order due to being declared critical to public health and safety, as well as economic and national security per Section 6.k. of the Addendum 6 to Executive Order 01-20 issued on March 24th, 2020.   We will remain open and operational while...
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  4. Harvest Tips for Crop Families

    As the harvest season begins in some regions and waits just around the corner in others, we wanted to compile a handy list of harvest tips divided up by crop families for those planting a garden for the first time this year. This quick intro to each crop is a good resource, but we also encourage all of you seasoned...
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  5. Important Updates from High Mowing Seeds

    Dear Growers,    Our hearts are warmed to see how many of you are turning to seeds and growing as a response to COVID-19. It is clear that people are ready and eager to provide for their families and neighbors during these uncertain times. Because of record-breaking order volumes we have made some tough decisions. As of April 11th we are not accepting new orders from home gardeners until April 28th, and are currently only accepting commercial farmer or seed...
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  6. Meet Taylor Maida, High Mowing's Trials Lead

    If you've gotten the High Mowing Seed Catalog over the years, chances are you've seen her. Taylor Maida, the Trials Lead at High Mowing Organic Seeds, may not choose to be in the spotlight, but photos of her and her work are often scattered throughout the pages of our yearly catalog. Behind the scenes, Taylor's expertise and know-how over the...
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  7. Companion Planting: Planting New Memories

    There’s something to be said about those feelings and experiences from your younger days that lock a moment in time. They can hold a spot within us where everything was a little easier, or you were with a special person, or at a special place. They can also take all forms and flavors. For me, lots of my special moments...
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  8. Heat Mat Giveaway

                      This month's giveaway winner will receive a Seedling Starting Heat Mat from Gardener's Supply. These heat mats speed seed germination and stimulate root growth by keeping soil at about 70º F. Here's a clever extra — instructions and growing tips are printed right on the mat, so you can't lose them...
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  9. Safe Workers, Safe Seeds: HMOS’s Response to COVID-19

      For the most up to date information from High Mowing, we encourage you to sign up for our weekly email series. As developments continue regarding the worldwide COVID-19 outbreak, and demand for organic seed increases, our staff are working hard to maintain our standards for customer service wait times, shipping turnaround times, and maintaining a steady supply of organic seed.  We want our growers to be...
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  10. Planning an Efficient & Safe Wash/Pack Area

    By Chris Callahan, Hans Estrin, and Andy Chamberlin Summary Efficiency and food safety are integral parts of running a profitable and viable farm, producing high-quality produce, and retaining valuable employees. This integration should start with a vision in the planning stage of all postharvest projects. Planning with efficiency and safety in mind ensures that growers “own” their systems and spend...
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