Johnny’s Selected Seeds


We’re starting a new series on our blog. It’s called the Seasonal Snapshot. It will be a picture (or maybe a collage like this one) that represents what’s going on right now at the farm. There is unlikely to be many words associated with it (except perhaps a clarifying paragraph). My hope is that it will give a nice visual update (and history when looked at by clicking on the Seasonal Snapshot category of the side bar). So, this is the first one! You can see that we still have a whole lot of snow outside but plants are growing […]

Seasonal Snapshot: April 2015


In 2014, we were extremely grateful to be rewarded with a $500 grant from Rodale’s “Your Two Cents” Organic Seed Fund to help us purchase organic seed (our seed costs fall somewhere around $1500 to $2000/year). As certified organic farmers, we must purchase organic seed to grow our organic crops. However, there is an exception. If we cannot find a variety that we want offered as organic seed on the seed marketplace, we can purchase non-organic seed as long as it hasn’t been treated with anything that is not allowed under the Canadian Organic Standards. This exception was created to […]

My Two Cents on Organic Seed


Quick Cut Greens Harvester 7
We really love growing salad greens so, while envisioning how to be more efficient at it, we looked into the Quick Cut Greens Harvester from Johnny’s Selected Seeds. We spoke with some farmers who had tried it and read any reviews we could find. Chris Siladi, our awesome rep from Johnny’s arranged to have one at the New England Fruit and Vegetable Conference. I wanted to hold it and “go through the motions” of harvesting imaginary salad mix in the trade show. The tipping point in the decision to buy it came from Randy Cummings from Johnny’s who said that […]

Quick Cut Greens Harvester