High Mowing Organic Non-GMO Seeds

  1. The Story of a Seed: Hybrid Corn Edition

    How does a corn seed get from plant to packet? Read on to learn about the intricacies of hybrid corn seed development and production through looking at the variety Enchanted F1. We hope the story of a seed entices you to try a new corn variety this season! To read about open pollinated corn seed production, click here. Enchanted F1...
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  2. Crop Talk: Farm Marketing

    Hello again, and happy April. Marketing, for small scale farmers, used to mean simply showing up at the farmers market every Saturday morning. If you were really on top of your game, you even had signs that matched the produce you had harvested. You standing behind the table selling your produce was the marketing strategy. I’m sure you don’t need me to tell you that times...
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  3. How to Grow & Harvest Your Own Organic Corn Syrup

    Home-grown organic corn syrup. In the farming season, I find that when a customer asks me what my favorite vegetable is I often answer with whatever has just ripened and is freshest at that moment. In early spring, it’s bok choy; in June, snap peas; in July, I love summer squash (but only because I’m not sick of harvesting it...
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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. Grower Profile: Ice Cap Organics

    Delaney & Alisha | Pemberton, British Columbia High Mowing Customer Since: 2010 The Stats 3 acres 10 farming seasons 3 markets (2 summer, 1 winter) 20-week CSA 2 certifications (Certified Organic &  Salmon Safe Certification)   Alisha with an abundance of kale at Ice Cap Organics.   The People “We are passionate about growing great food and doing it in harmony with the natural...
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  7. Crop Talk: Pinpointing Your Markets

    Markets – like farms – are a dynamic, ever-evolving entity. We often hear from growers who say they need to do an assessment season-to-season in order to figure out what the most profitable market is for their farm business. Dialing in your markets will also help you dial in your crop plans: maybe greenhouse tomatoes are your bread and butter...
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  8. Crop Talk: Your Greenhouse Checklist

    If you’re busy ordering seeds this month, please don’t let us stop you. By all means, carry on. But if you’re bulking up your seed inventory, we know that means the next item you’re turning your attention to is where to get all those seeds tucked into soil. That’s right: your greenhouse. In northern regions like High Mowing's home state...
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  9. Grower Profile: Shenandoah Seasonal

    Ali & Dan | Boyce, Virginia High Mowing Customer Since: 2012 The Stats 3 acres 7 farming seasons 6 high tunnels 2 farmers markets 20-week CSA 1 additional full-time employee 365 days a year The People "We started our farm with only $15,000 and a whole lot of passion and grit. Our message to other beginning farmers is that you...
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  10. 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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