Our Crops

Peas (June-July)

We plan to grow a variety of snow, snap, and shell peas. Peas are easy to cook, filling, and versatile and we hope to provide ample quantities in our shares throughout June and July.

Carrots (June-September)

We’re hoping to specialize in baby carrots. Most commercially available baby carrots are machined concoctions of modern industrial agriculture. We plan to offer a natural, fresh alternative throughout the season with actual baby carrots, the perfect snack.

Lettuce (June-September)

Great for salads, and available right through the season in heads and salad mixes.

Tomatoes (July-September)

We plan on growing a variety of heirloom and traditional red tomatoes in our hoop house, as well as a few rows of cherry and grape tomatoes outdoors.

Broccoli (July)

A fresh, early summer broccoli tastes great tossed in a stir fry. Our 100 foot row dedicated to broccoli for next summer is currently mulched with seaweed and ready to go.

Potatoes (July and September)

We’re planning on two planting of potatoes interplanted with buckwheat, one maturing in early July, the other in September.

Kale (June-September)

Nutritious, delicious, filling, and versatile. Kale tastes great in soups, stir frys, and more.

Scallions (June)

An early season alternative to onions, scallions are a welcome addition to the late spring palate of vegetables.

Leeks (September)

We’ll be planting a row of leeks to supplement our winter storage variety.

Cucumbers (July-September)

We will be growing the old standard Marketmore; it is a reliable open-pollinated cuke that’s sure to please. We will also be growing a few short season pickling cuke varieties.

Basil (July-September)

We’ll be growing sweet basil this year – both in the field and interplanted within our tomato crops.

Peppers (July-September)

We plan on growing a variety of open-pollinated sweet peppers. We hope to eventually develop strains that will suit our farm particularly well.

Onions (June-September)

Seeded and ready to go – we’ve got some sweet onions in the hoop house and more that will just keep on coming.

Garlic (August-September)

We’ve got one bed in mixed varieties planted and we’ve got another row of soft-neck ready for spring planting.

Watermelon (August)

Nothing quite compares to biting into a fresh, field ripened melon while it is still a little warm from the sun. How could we not grow a few watermelons?

Pac Choy (June-September)

Packed with vitamin C and delicious wilted on the grill, we will try to have pac choy right through the season.

Popcorn (September)

I’m hoping to have the popcorn grown and dried by the end of September for the shares, I believe local grains are a crucial part of a dynamic localized agricultural system.

Squash (July-September)

We will be growing a variety of summer and winter squashes on the farm. As with most of our other crops we plan on growing open-pollinated varieties that will allow us to save and develop our own seed over the years.

One thought on “Our Crops

  1. Tom Gcoze

    Hi Sean,
    Great piece in the BDN.
    Your progress from over the past year is impressive!

    Best of Luck,
    Tom Gocze

    Reply

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