Paul Betz

  1. Finding the Best: Our Endless & Endlessly Satisfying Work

    Finding the right varieties for the catalog happens in the field. We keep our growers in mind when we make our selections, ensuring the varieties we add bring value to professional and home growers alike. While our Early Jalapeño works well as an open-pollinated variety, we had been given the task of finding a hybrid variety that would bring more...
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  2. Pelleted Versus Raw Seed

    Over the last several years, innovations in seed production and packing have succeeded in easing the daily tasks of the farmer. One of the modernizations I personally find the most useful is pelleted seed. I utilize pelleted seed every day in the early spring during the high season of sowings; I find it increases my efficiency, and even my enjoyment...
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  3. Storage Carrots: A Fall Planting Guide

    Here in Vermont, it feels like we just finished talking about how much wood we have left to heat the house, and now it’s time to be thinking about storage carrots? It just doesn’t seem fair. I realize that there is still a lot of the season left, but keeping fall crops on the screen is important. So much of...
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  4. Crop Talk: A Season of Lettuce Production at High Ledge Farm

    Paul Betz checking on lettuces at High Ledge Farm No matter where you grow, our high quality lettuce varieties mean a consistent supply all season long. I really like that we offer all the classic market standards, as well as a number of specialty varieties that are exciting visually or offer a unique eating experience. Together they make up an...
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  5. Crop Talk: A Year of Potatoes at High Ledge Farm

    Paul Betz, Farmer and Commercial Grower Sales Rep It's that time again - I’m planning for this year’s potato crop and wanted to share some of my excitement for the season ahead. High Mowing has built a comprehensive collection of seed potatoes that brings value to the commercial grower (or gardener) over the whole harvest season. We offer varieties for...
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  6. The Sweeter Side of Farming: Grow Your Own Candy Bars

    Paul preparing to cut up candy bars for seed One of the things I like the most about farming is access to some amazing food. Even if I don’t grow a particular crop, my network of producer friends allows me to trade around and cover most of my food needs. The wrinkle is that producing food can be exhausting. I...
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  7. Reaping the Benefits of Pelleted Lettuce

    Pelleted lettuce seed (L), Raw lettuce seed (R) Plants have been doing a pretty good job developing strategies to move seeds around for a few hundred million years. The ranges of sizes, shapes, and packaging have clearly suited them well. There are some, particularly the round ones, that are pretty easily adapted to modern agriculture. But what about the really...
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  8. Brassicas Rule! A Fall Planting Guide

      Listen… do you hear that? It's your kale talking. It has really been loving the extra attention that you’ve been giving it, and as a result, it's inviting you into the garden to take a few leaves. It's OK, it’s happy to give them up. Just be sure to share some love with your broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage and Brussels...
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  9. Tips to Making a Living at the Farmers Market

    I love what I do. I am the one who makes the decisions of what, when, and how to make my farm work. I am the one who gets to struggle with the gazillion variables over which I have no control. I am the one who works to be open to the gifts, even when the gifts are not what...
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  10. Seeding Beets and Carrots with Success

    Beets and carrots are a weekly selection at most farm stands for good reason. There are varieties to meet the needs of almost any seasonal slot, and they taste amazing regardless of whether they're fresh out of the ground or have spent months in storage. I really love the point in the season when they are around to stay, and...
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