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  1. Winter Lettuce Production

    Growing Lettuce in the Winter When we think of winter crops, we think of tough, leafy greens and durable roots that grow close to the ground and survive the low light and cold temperatures of winter, in part due to their robustness and strength. These crops are often delicious, sweetened with the frosts and hardy to the difficult growing conditions of the cool seasons. One crop that...
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  2. Crop Talk: Potatoes & The CPB

    Here’s a confession for you to start the month: We love potatoes. But it’s safe to say we hate the Colorado Potato Beetle. We're guessing you might know what we're talking about. For those of you in the regions lucky enough to not have to deal with the destruction this little bug brings, we hope this Crop Talk may still serve...
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  3. Instagram Marketing for Farms, Part 2

    Kate MacLean is the owner of Longest Acres Farm in Chelsea, Vermont. You can follow her farm on Instagram at @longestacresfarm. She and her sister are writing a forthcoming children's book centered around farm life. Where Part 1 in our mini series tackling farmers and social media gave a brief and basic introduction to using Instagram on your farm, Part...
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  4. 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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  5. Store the Bounty: Post-Harvest Produce Handling & Storage

    By Christopher W. Callahan, UVM Extension khorkins/Shutterstock.com Intro to Vegetable Storage Remember when the first seed you ever planted actually germinated and the phosphorescent green of life reached for the sky? And then the plant grew and you produced something. Food. Living food. It's a remarkable thing and what's even more remarkable is that harvested crops continue to live. This...
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  6. Q&A with Natalie Carver, Horticulture Director at Love & Carrots

    The woman-owned urban farm and garden installation team taking Washington, D.C. by storm! Love & Carrots' distinctive and custom-made cedar raised beds. Q: Describe the structure of your projects. Soup-to-nuts, how does an urban garden by Love & Carrots come to fruition? A: Each new garden starts with a consultation and a design. We work with our clients to create...
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  7. Crop Talk: Growing Better Beets

    Boro F1 beets. Beets are truly a must-have crop: easy to grow, dual purpose and eye-catching, this vegetable offers something for everyone. With options for both fresh market and storage, High Mowing’s collection of organic beet seed can help you achieve your best crop yet. Modern, adaptable varieties offer growers options for fresh market beet sales with red globe-types like...
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  8. Pest Management on the Small Farm

    Katie & Edge with their son Waylon Like all good medicine, our pest management is built on prevention. At Good Heart Farmstead, we don’t use any pesticide sprays, and instead focus our efforts on creating a balanced system, which includes building healthy soil to grow strong, hearty plants. Here’s a round-up (organic, that is!) of our pest prevention techniques: Decrease...
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  9. 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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  10. Growing with Kids: 6 Practical Ways to Engage Them on the Farm

    Waylon (age 2) and Katie harvesting calendula flowers This summer our son will turn 3, and over the past three years we’ve found many ways to engage him here at Good Heart Farmstead through our daily farm tasks. By doing so, we spend quality time with our son, avoid the expense of child care, and give him the opportunity to...
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