Veggies

 We try to grow what's seasonal and a bit off the mainstream market and also what we find to be delicious and that makes us stretch our own culinary efforts in the kitchen. Approximately 60% of the growing space in the hightunnel is used for growing vegetables. (and with any luck, canteloupes and mini watermelon this year)

Sweet, crisp, juicy, great in salads and for snacking off the vine. Snow White Cherry is perfect for making chutneys and sweet relishes. A real treat for cherry tomato fans and one of our all time favorite cherry tomatoes at…
Round, smooth, deep red roots; the sweetest beet we've found. From organic seed.
"Running through my brain!" Purple Haze combines purple skin color with sweet flavor. 7-8" tapered roots with large, healthy tops. Skin is dark purple with a bright orange interior. Cooking will cause the color to fade.
Deep red-purple scallions. The first red buncher that is highly colored at any temperature or age. Striking color, delicious flavor.
Sunny orange fruits with full tomato flavor. Round, smooth fruits average 8-10 oz. Their meaty interiors have few seeds. This midseason tomato is among the best for flavor and texture. A Maine family heirloom - with a Spanish accent.
The best green tomato ever. Heirloom fruits mature from green with a hint of orange to orange with some green striping. Lots of bold, acidic, complex tomato flavor.
Also known as Lascinato Kale, Toscano, or Cavolo Nero, this heirloom kale is earthy, peppery and robust. It's tender enough to eat fresh and a just as delicious cooked. It's grown all over the globe in a variety of climates…
The stem that a garlic plant produces about 3 weeks before harvest. Cut off while the curly stem is young, it is quite tasty. We throw it in the food processor and make scape pesto - yum!
"The outside skin is very white and the skin covering the cloves is dark red. The New York farmer who grows this stock for Johnny's says, 'Out of over 200 sources of garlic that I have had in my trials…
Parsnips are commonly grown in Europe and in many northern areas of the United States, but are not a popular garden vegetable in the South. They are grown for their delicate tasting, carrot-like roots which can grow up to 15…
A hardy stiffneck garlic like German Extra-Hardy, but with a smaller bulb, purple striped wrapper, and a slightly stronger flavor. The plant is shorter and the winter hardiness is similar.
This is a herbaceous plant found in the wild in Italy. It is quite short and has thin, serrated leaves which are bright-green in color and have an intense aroma. Owing to its strong but pleasant flavor it is particularly…
A CSA member favorite! You won't believe the huge bite in these little seedlings. Unbelievably, there are over a dozen vegetables in the blend, like, Yukina Savoy, Golden Frill, Ruby Streaks, Tokyo Bekana, Red Komatsuna, Red Choi, Garnet Giant, Ruby…
Tender, rounded squash with a scallop. Appetizing color whether picked tiny, with the blossom still attached, or teacup-size.
The flavor is great raw - sweet and fruity - and the texture is crisp and tender. The dark green hairless tops are useful raw or lightly cooked with the roots. Compared with other early white turnips, Hakurei tastes better…
Tender, colorful stems are purple; leaves are deep gray-green, purple-veined, flat, noncurled, and tooth-edged. Leaves are tender compared to other kales. For salads and light cooking. NOTE: To extend storage time, dunk leaves in cold water.
Large, heavy full purple heads. Try grilling them with olive oil, salt and pepper. A real treat!
White skinned with just a blush of pink, this garlic makes big cloves that are easy to peel. The taste is a medium hot, true garlic flavor that lasts for a long time. On a hot scale of 1-5, 5…
Miniature Kohlrabi with a rich and sweet flavor.
Five Star Red Grape has excellent, sweet flavor and firm, meaty texture with few seeds and little juice. Healthy plants bear high yields of bright red, 15-20 gm, crack resistant grape tomatoes. Indeterminate.
Dark green, thin-skinned, tender, sweet, seedless cucumber. 7-8" fruits.
Baby butterhead with small, dense, heads that mature just bigger than a baseball and are perfect for making 1-2 salads.
Stout pods are deep red when small fading to a lighter red/pink when larger with 5 points. Mid- to late-summer harvest season.
Candy-apple red stems with dark green, red-veined leaves.
Conventional seed with organically-approved pelleting. Unique, specialty bibb-romaine type for mini heads. Compact, extra-dark green heads, avg. 8" tall. Very tightly folded. Even the outer leaves take part in the head formation. Can be best described as a tall Buttercrunch.…
Conventional seed with organic pelleting. Improved full-size red oakleaf with a good disease resistance package. Refined in appearance with deeply sculpted leaves. Market with Panisse for a great contrast. Highly uniform, compact plants.
Compact full-size heads with disease resistance. The large, lime green, lobed oak leaves have excellent flavor. For outdoor cropping spring and fall as well as summer in northern areas.
True compact, red, mini romaine. Breen forms a very compact mini head early. The short plant averages 8" tall and is very slow to become oversized. Color is a medium bronze red. Though best for mini heads, it can also…
"We chose this porcelain garlic for its large bulbs and beautiful, papery white skins. And of course, we love the fiery flavor. Its cloves (4-7 tall, fat ones) are a glistening tan streaked with maroon. Tall, majestic plants have swirly…
"We’ve been growing Georgian Crystal for many years and we’ve enjoyed its consistent yields and size. A porcelain hard-neck variety that is very hardy here in Central Maine, its satiny white bulb wrappers cover 3-7 fat cloves, with brown skins…
"The standard rocambole that we all love. This was one of the first stiffnecked varieties to become widely popular. White wrappers with a slight pinkish-red tinge over flattened bulbs. Its eight to fifteen brownskinned cloves peel easily. You’ll love the…
"An heirloom garlic collected from a gardener in Phillips, Maine by Will Bonsall of the Scatterseed Project. Known for its large bulbs, winter hardiness, and good storage. Gaining popularity here in Maine." --The Maine Potato Lady
Similar to Tatsoi but larger. Plant habit is more upright and vigorous for improved baby leaf yields. At full size the thick, savoyed leaves are held upright on pale green petioles. Space 12-18" apart and cut at the base for…
Small, rounded, pale yellow cucumbers. Pick at 1 1/2-2 1/2" diameter. This versatile cucumber is sweet and flavorful, and doesn't have much of the chemical that makes other cucumbers bitter and hard to digest. Though it's often served raw, it's…
Dark green, shiny round zucchini. Open bush plant with a long picking period. For best flavor, harvest when fruit is 2-3" diameter.
Beautiful, bright golden cylindrical fruits. Large plant is open and easy to harvest. High yield potential. In cool conditions, stem may be light green.
From Johnnys, "Rivals Brandywine for taste. We have been growing these big, delicious heirloom tomatoes for several years, and we sometimes judge their taste to be even better than the great Brandywine. Rose is a deep rose-red color, usually smoother…
Stunning, scarlet fruit. Tender flesh is smooth, sweet, and bright orange for baking, mashing, and pies. Beautifully colored, deep scarlet fruits are slightly flat-round, avg. 3-5 lbs. Vigorous, short vine. Sunshine is destined to become a recognized, one-variety squash genre…
This is the onion to exhibit at your local fair for those prize-winning huge onions! It’s a Spanish type with mild flavor, known for early yields and cool weather tolerance. Short-term storage.
Everyone’s favorite red storage onion. Large uniform, deep-red globes store well into May. Deep red color in the rings and a nice juicy onion flavor is perfect for sandwiches and sautéing.
From France comes this special fingerling. In appearance Laratte is similar to Banana, though a fine net to the tan skin and a nutty flavor to the dark yellow flesh set it apart. Smooth and firm texture. The babies (1/2”-1”)…
Sure to draw attention anywhere, this tuber is deep dark purple inside and out, with a rather earthy flavor that some really love. Still a little wild, Purple Peruvian has a large rangy plant. Its numerous tubers set far from…
Dug as small “babies,” these bright red-skinned thumbs of delicacy have beautiful dark pink flesh. Pleasing flavor and firm flesh is perfect for roasting in olive oil and rosemary, then caramelizing. Serve with your favorite steak and salad. An interesting…
With Cherry Red as one of its parents, Colorado Rose was bred for high yield and early bulking. Attractive oval red tubers with white flesh are great for those early summer salads or roasting. Resistant to hollow heart, second growth,…
(a.k.a. Peter Wilcox.) Bred at USDA/Beltsville for high levels of vitamin C (40% of RDA per serving) and the antioxidant carotenoid (15% higher than Yukon Gold). Round to oblong tubers have brilliant purple skin and dark yellow flesh, occasionally streaked…
Truly a beautiful potato, with deep purple skin dappled with pink splashes and stripes. Bright white and creamy-good, the flesh bakes or mashes perfectly. This variety produces what we call “lunkers”, large oversize potatoes, so plant close (8”-10”) to control…
When you taste Yellow Finn you will truly understand why in Europe it is considered a gourmet potato. The dark yellow flesh is moist with a little mealiness, excellent for baking, mashing, or frying. Butter? Sour cream, anyone? Distinctly pearshaped…
Broad, flat, light green petioles are topped with oval dark green leaves. Forms a perfect thick vase shape even when small.
Organic white kohlrabi. Similar to Eder in size but about 4 days later with a richer, slightly sweeter taste.