SWEET CORN OF COURSE!!!!
* BROCCOLI "Emerald Pride"
* SWEET CORN "X-tra Tender Sh2" (super sweet bi-color)
* LETTUCE "Parris Island (romaine)
* PEA'S "Super Snappy"
* PUMPKINS "Trojan" (Jack-O-lantern)
* SPINACH "Springer"
* ZUCCHINI "Summer Squash"
* SQUASH "Winter Spagetti"
* POTATOES "Norland Dark Red"
This years crop is planted from certified seed potatoes, purchased from the Bradstreet
Family Farm in Bridgewater, Maine.
Most of our seed this season is of the "SEEDWAY" brand.
purchased locally through:
We're alway's looking for new challenges, and not that there aren't plenty on a daily
basis already, but we've been doing alot of research on NEW crop's in our area and around the states. SORGHUM
or Milo (as it's otherwise known), will be a new addition to our crops for next year (2005).
Sorghum has high anti-oxidant properties due to the presence of polyphenols.
That relates directly to things such as heart health. Flour dirived from sorghum can be incorporated into breads,
cereals and specialty foods. Unlike other cereal grains, sorghum is glutren-free, so people who are allergic to gluten
can eat it!
Sorghum/Milo is more competitive than dryland corn, meaning that it's no
longer competitive to produce irrigated corn with 20" of water when you can use 8" of water on sorghum, and still get 150-160
bushels an acre!
Sorghum/Milo most of the time is priced relative to corn. Depending
on location of your farm, if your growing it for livestock feed it averages 93-95% of the corn price.
If your near an ethanol plant where the grain will be utilized for fuel production, it'll
bring 100% or better!
We'll keep you posted!