Category Archives: Field Notes

Rare and Sacred Seeds

We have some seeds waiting in the wings sent by Doc Cawley. And as you can see, these seeds aren’t your usual seeds.  There is an extremely rare Mohawk potato bean,  and the bean that was carried over the “Trail of Tears”  by the … Continue reading

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Aboard the Seed Train

A seed train hosted by the Kenosha Potato Project made a stop in Potter County, Pennsylvania this week.  It carries onboard many unique botanical potato seeds also known as True Potato Seed (TPS).  Each seed packet contains specific TPS that can be likened to railcars … Continue reading

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Grassroots Seed Saving

The Seed Saver Exchange is a gardener-to-gardener seed swap that takes place online and through an annual yearbook. Their mission is to conserve and promote America’s culturally diverse food crop for future generations by collecting, growing, and sharing heirloom seeds … Continue reading

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Apple Stories

Here’s an apple story guessing game. Can you name of the apple from stories described here? Some of these apples are widely known and some are lesser known. Apple Story One Did you know that Hurricane Camille brought forth an … Continue reading

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A Matter of Taste

By way of our good fortunes, we had a gathering of garlics. What to do when you got garlic? Well, Chef Butch hosted a garlic tasting event.  We sampled the raw garlic and recorded the taste.  We learned that the taste of garlic gets … Continue reading

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One dollar, Will You Give Me 2?

Back in October, we had harvested several bushel of organic fingerling potatoes. We had more than we could reasonability expect to sell at the local markets. What did we do with the surplus? We decided to look for a produce auction.  However in … Continue reading

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Organic Bumper Crop

We had an unusually productive Russian Banana fingerling potato harvest. One could say, it’s a bumper crop.  One 300 feet rows gave us 20 x 1/2 bushel bags. Best we can figure, it’s about a 17 times yield.  All we can … Continue reading

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