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  1. Putting the “Farm” Back in Pharmaceuticals

    I hate to be the one to the let the cat out of the bag, but now seems as good a time as any: One of the dirty little secrets of organic agriculture is that it runs on coffee and Ibuprofen. They’re two of the most critical things we farmers need in order to operate day-to-day, and yet also two...
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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. Our Beyond Canning GIVEAWAY!

    Feeling uninspired by your old canning recipes and techniques? This month we’re giving away a canning upgrade! One lucky winner will receive:   Beyond Canning by Autumn Giles, filled with creative recipes and techniques for preserving, pickling and fermenting food. Featured recipes include Baby Bok Choy Kimchi, Pickled-Beet Carpaccio with Honey & Thyme, Tomato-Vanilla Jam and more! Six vintage style...
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  4. Putting Cover Crops to Work

    Growing vegetables is hard on a place, and it’s important to put something back for all that we take out. One of our responsibilities as growers and gardeners is to be good stewards of the earth that we use. Feeding the soil is an important piece of increasing the health of our fields. One can add compost, but increasing levels...
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  5. A Root Storage GIVEAWAY!

    Looking for a way to keep your root veggies fresh all winter? This month we're giving away the tools you need to get started. One lucky winner will receive:   Root Cellaring, a book by Mike and Nancy Bubel to help you convert part of your home into a root cellar a Root Vegetable Storage Bin for your beets and...
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  6. 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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  7. Heat Tolerant Greens: Varieties for the Hottest Summer Months

    As our season slowly evolves from spring into summer, those of us who grow greens all season long are thinking about how to change up successions to those that will put up with heat. This is a challenge every year, as consumer demand for fresh leafy greens remains strong while it becomes increasingly difficult to produce quality greens without the...
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  8. The Humble Beet: New Ways to Look at an Old Friend

    Jodi Lew-Smith is the Breeding Coordinator at High Mowing Organic Seeds. Many of us who grew up eating only canned beets have had the similar experience of trying a fresh beet and saying, “Wow, I never realized these could actually taste good.” Or, “Hey, these are sweet!” The humble beet is used to being overlooked. But why scorn a vegetable...
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  9. Winter Harvest GIVEAWAY!

    Looking for a way to extend your season and grow food year round? This month we're giving away everything you need to plant your winter garden. One lucky winner will receive:   a Winter Garden Seed Collection with cold-hardy varieties for fall plantings or overwintering a packet of De Cicco Broccoli seeds Garden Covers from Gardener’s Supply Co a $15 Gift Certificate      ...
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  10. Sweetheart Seeds GIVEAWAY!

    We know you LOVE seeds, so in honor of Valentine’s day, we’re giving three lucky winners seeds that celebrate your passion (for growing)! Enter to win a chance at winning some of our favorite seed varieties with Valentine’s-related names. Each of our three lucky winners will receive a romantic collection of seeds, including one packet each of: Valentine’s Day Blend Radish...
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