Are your average potatoes getting too boring? Do you want more vitamin A and beta-carotene in your diet? Have you ever wondered if you can grow sweet potatoes in your New England home garden? You are in luck! You can even start your own ‘slips’ (shoots that have sprouted directly from the root), without having … Continue reading How to: New England Sweet Potatoes
Spring 2019 has been a great semester for Farm to You NH. Having only five students has made the course unique from other years. This semester, students have been able to gain more of a one on one experience in their workshifts. We are happy to announce that crop production has been steady this semester. … Continue reading Spring Update 2019
Compost is a process and product of organic waste being broken down into nutrient rich soil. Compost is a great way to increase your percent of soil organic matter within your farm or home garden. As well, immobilized nutrients within the organic waste are broken down and made available for … Continue reading Compost
As the leaves begin to change and the boots come out of the closet, we start looking forward to pumpkin spice and everything nice. Each year when September rolls around, you can find almost anything in pumpkin flavor. From coffee to donuts to even pumpkin spice cheerios, it’s the time of year where people go crazy … Continue reading It’s All about the Pumpkin!
Most of us involved in agriculture know at least one person who views organic as the label that determines whether a food is healthy, sustainable, or impregnated with pesticides. Well that’s not necessarily the case. The organic certification does not prevent pesticide use, it merely restricts the pesticides used to more “natural” alternatives. This presents … Continue reading Organic ≠ Healthy
Have you ever had a plant that performed so well that you wished you could copy it and put exact copies all over your garden? Well we’re going to show you how! All you need is a seedling tray with a clear plastic dome, some extra-sharp pruning shears, a spray bottle, and some … Continue reading How To: Clone Your Favorite Plants!
We’re all about being sustainable here at Farm to YoU NH. Americans waste some 60 million tons of food a year. We have a two-part blog for you with some tips and tricks on how to reduce your waste. This week we will discussing freezing and dehydrating food, as well as composting. Freezing Foods … Continue reading A Guide to Reducing Waste: Freezing, Dehydrating, and Composting
Our Food Production & Field Experience class had the opportunity to attend the first Winter Farmers Market of the season at Wentworth Greenhouses. Cece Hay sat down with Kelsey MacDonald from Heron Pond Farm for a little question and answer session. Cece: It’s my first time coming to this winter’s farmers market, is it always … Continue reading Q&A with Kelsey MacDonald of Heron Pond Farm