From the very beginning I wanted to know what I was growing, I don't mean just tomatos, or potatos I wanted to know the variety, the cultivar, the name given to the veggies. I wanted to get to know this product I was growing, and develop an understanding for the vegetables under my care. I chose my seed carefully, the varities for my area, and even some my mom grew. Always trying new varieties of every veggie.
Below is a list of the veggies from our 2012 season and some planned for this 2013 season. This should give you some idea what you can expect to find in your weekly shares, veggies are listed in no particular order of readiness.
Purple Hull Peas
Black Eye Peas
Red Kidney Beans
Lima Beans (Butter Beans)
Italian Flat Leaf Parsley
Heirlooms are seed which have been passed down and saved for at least 50 years, passing down the genetic material to each generation. The real tomato flavor of an heirloom is hard to beat. But tomatoes are not the only veggie heirlooms can come in, almost every veggie out there has an heirloom of some type. We try to bring these old varities to life here on the farm. I feel we are stepping back into history when we plant, tend, and finally eat a great tasting heirloom, whether it is a Mortgage lifter tomato, a Moon and Stars watermelon, or a Blue Hubbard winter squash, that real veggie taste comes thru every time.