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Though we grow winter squash in the summer and store it for the winter season, it has a sort of seasonality too. Each type we grow has peak flavor and storage qualities that we optimize by the time that we offer them. Delicata, Acorn, Sugar Dumpling, Sugar Pie Pumpkin About: These types of winter squash have the shortest storage potential generally speaking, though some have … Continue reading Long Season Winter Squash Guide
We’re all about extending the growing season in the Hudson Valley as much as we possibly can. For us, this isn’t limited to just growing in the winter, but also extending the season to grow crops that aren’t traditionally grown here. This spring, after we had cleared our winter spinach high tunnel, we planted it full of turmeric and ginger seedlings we propagated in our … Continue reading Fresh Baby Ginger & Turmeric in the Hudson Valley
Did I know what daikon was the first time I saw it? I don’t remember. Probably not, and I realize now that it is the least recognizable root we offer, often confused with parsnips! (I personally think we need to grow some stranger roots to remedy this situation!) Well, these aren’t parsnips, and don’t taste them either. They are radishes, great, nice, big crisp radishes. We … Continue reading Daikon
We grow a few lesser known greens in the winter: Mache, Claytonia, and Minutina. They aren’t grown widely because all three thrive in cooler temperatures. They love the conditions in an unheated high tunnel in the winter months, and, well, most farms don’t grow greens in the winter! These three greens are well known in winter farming circles though, which is how we got to know … Continue reading Cold Hardy Greens: Claytona, Mache, and Minutina
Pea shoots are the tender young sprouts of pea plants. We grow pea shoots differently than other greens, in trays filled will a rich potting mix on benches in our greenhouse. In season: We currently only grow pea shoots for January, February and March, though they can be grown any time of the year. We grow them in this window because they are relatively quick to … Continue reading Pea Shoots
Leeks are one of those crops that take me a bit of extra effort to grow. They are the longest season crop we grow-the first to start in the greenhouse in late February, the first to transplant outdoors with our onions, and the last thing we harvest in November. I’ve never been satisfied with the leeks I’ve grown. Supermarket leeks are generally really long, and … Continue reading Leeks