The soils that we have built over years of organic management produce great tasting potatoes. We have received letters from customers that rave about our product. It's so nice that someone would take the time to write a letter of praise over something as simple as a potato, but we are happy that they have.
We grow white. red, yellow flesh, purple, russet and amazing nugget potatoes.
We are also trialing some interesting new varieties this year..stay tuned.
ORGANIC SEA ASPARAGUS
Organic Sea Asparagus (also known as samphire, pickleweed or sea beans) is a delicious vegetable that can be enjoyed raw, steamed or sauteed. It's a salty treat that can add that extra crunch when used in salads.
Green snap beans love our climate. They are the Goldilocks of vegetables. They don't like it too hot or too cold, they do great when its just right. We like to grow beans because they are a legume, which means they can create their own nutrients from the air. Some of our beans can be purchased from local stores when they are in season during August. The rest of the year they are picked at the perfect maturity and flash frozen so they can be enjoyed anytime. Just look for product of Canada on the bag and there is a good chance they were grown by us.
ORGANIC SILAGE CORN
Our silage corn grows very fast and very tall, reaching up to 14 feet over the summer. It's a good organic crop because weeds have a difficult time competing with a crop that grows so tall.
Organic corn fields also provide a good habitat for beneficial insects. Beware though, if you try eating an ear of this corn, you will probably break your teeth. It's hard and dry and only tastes good to cows. Out silage corn is grown and sold to local organic dairy farmers whose cows are fed an organic diet.
Our peas are contract grown for processors that freeze and pack fresh from the field. Years of organic practices have built up beneficial insect populations of ladybugs and other predators that help fend off hungry aphids that try to destroy lush pea crops.
Barley is good rotational crop, it smothers out most of our troublesome weeds, provides a valuable habitat for beneficial insects and adds organic matter to help our soils. In 2015, we started trials of malting barley and will expand production this year.