High Mowing Organic Non-GMO Seeds

  1. Partners in Feeding Our Communities

    High Mowing’s donation program supports organizations that provide farm and nutrition education with initiatives such as community gardens, school gardens and food bank gardens. Thanks to these partnerships, our seeds are now in the hands of the food system leaders of tomorrow. In 2017, one of our largest donations recipients was the national community gardening organization Katie’s Krops. High Mowing...
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  2. Our Mother's Day GIVEAWAY!

    We are excited to partner exclusively with our long-time friends at Gardener’s Supply Company to bring new and exciting giveaway prizes to our farmers and gardeners this year. This month’s prize will give one lucky winner the Galvanized Hanging Planter from Gardener's, perfect for giving as a Mother’s Day gift or keeping for your own plantings. This thoughtfully designed hanging...
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  3. Better Together

    Strength through partnerships with organic seed growers More than twenty years ago, Tom Stearns grew the seeds for all 58 of High Mowing’s varieties in his backyard in Gospel Hollow, Vermont. In 2017, we grew 26 acres of seed crops on our farm in Hyde Park, Vermont, producing seeds for 46 of our 700+ varieties. To become the whole farm...
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  4. 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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  5. Our Top 10 Veggies for Growing in Containers

    If you’re gardening in limited space and plan to grow only 6 vegetables this year, these are the ones to choose. By planting in large 3-5 gallon containers, using good quality potting soil, watering regularly, and fertilizing monthly, you can easily harvest fresh greens, cucumbers, eggplants, summer squash, peppers and tomatoes all season long – and you only need 6...
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  6. CROP TALK: Successions

    Having a consistent presence at your market, whether it’s a wholesale account or a farmers market, is critical to sustaining repeat customers. Knowing that you have what they want week after week will build business and traffic, and give you a consistent audience as your offerings increase over the season. Hitting this rhythm takes both planning and real estate. Choices...
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  7. Our Staff Picks Through the Years

    Everyone has a favorite. Read on for top picks from our veggie-loving staff who grow these varieties year after year: "My family's favorite companion planting is Italian Largeleaf basil with Peacevine cherry tomatoes - I can't help but pick one of each and eat them simultaneously. The flavor! I also sprinkle Dolciva carrots in a circle around each tomato plant's...
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  8. Our Seed Starting Kit GIVEAWAY!

    Help your plants beat the cold with a seedling heat mat and our seed starting kit! This month’s giveaway includes a heat mat from Gardener’s Supply for warm-soil loving plants, and our very own seed starting kit, complete with soil from Vermont Compost Company and trays to start your seedlings. HOW TO ENTER: It’s easy - just click “Log In”...
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  9. Functional Farming

    How Functional Training Can Improve Farming Performance and Health by Cristina Cosentino & Jesse Lapiana I’ve never seen a farming job description that didn’t feature “must be able to repeatedly lift 50 pounds” in its qualifications. Growing veggies is one of the most physically demanding, strenuous jobs. In fact, I don’t know a single farmer without back pain. While agricultural apprenticeships are...
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  10. CROP TALK: Potatoes

    Well, it’s that time again: with seed potato ship dates are just around the corner, we thought it might be useful to offer some variety advice while you ponder your spud season. Here’s a guide to variety selection for different climates and growing conditions: Potatoes can be grown in a wide variety of field and soil conditions, just as long...
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