The pumpkin variety we grow at Rabbit Hill is Winter Luxury. According to the vegetable rights activist and author Amy Goldman, Winter Luxury “is the finest pie stock pumpkin in the land.” We certainly agree!
When my younger brother from New Hampshire inquired who was bringing the turkey to our annual family gathering at Round-the-Pond Retreat in Norway, I realized that the fall season was closing in fast. Yikes! It’s time to
One of our signature products, a jar of Apple Maple Butter should be in everyone’s pantry. To prepare it, we simmer Empire or Liberty apples with Barbour Farm apple juice and organic Maine maple syrup,
In her Food Politics blog, Marion Nestle explains how oats and wheat can become contaminated with glyphosate at amounts that exceed standards. Read her blog post: How did glyphosate get into Cheerios?
Spruce’s formal name is: Salty Dog Sieur de Monts. Sieur de Monts was the Lieutenant Governor of New France, named in 1603 by the King of France. The territory under his control extended from Philadelphia
Hi All- Today our bull Sam headed to his summer home in Penobscot, on the Blue Hill peninsula. For me, this is always a sign that summer has truly arrived. Our days are full of
Our thoughts may turn to spring, but the root cellar is full of delicious veggies. Our bodies are not quite ready for baby leaf lettuce, so enjoy these recipes now.
CHERYL WIXSON’S KITCHEN AT RABBIT HILL FARM presents GO WILD! with MAINE WILD BLUEBERRIES ONE Rabbit Hill Tapas Bread & Butter Pickles, Old-fashioned Crock Dill Pickles Kitchen Honey Oatmeal Bread & Italian Flatbread
Read the publication on the Main Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association website. Illustration courtesy of University of Alaska Fairbanks.
Are the deer eating your garden? They are having a party in ours here at Rabbit Hill. Not a sunflower head is left, the pole beans have been chewed, grown, and chewed very four
Our friends Allen & Jose cultivate magnificent certified organic peonies. Superb farmers and great friends, they grew our initial crop of tomatoes. Although their tomato crop is primarily for seed now, they are also our
By Brian Barth Clean, quiet, and easy to raise, these little critters might be the next big thing in sustainable meat. All ears? We’ve got the low-down on hare care. We all know the saying.
In less than one week, we received over 4 feet of snow! We are unable to drive out of the woods, so we walk. My car is on the outside and we pull a sled
With the winter season is approaching and temperatures dropping into the thirties, I’m stocking our root cellar. Bags of bright orange carrots, purple-top turnips, rutageba, and beets from King Hill Farm, boxes of red and
Noah Wentworth and Flora Brown, started Frinklepod Farm five years ago. Over the years, though, they have struggled with the myriad challenges of providing local food to customers while making farming a viable livelihood, year-round
In this article, the Bangor Daily News visits my sister’s cranberry bog in Troy. I think you’ll enjoy the story: Bumper crop for Maine cranberry growers
The best way for me to “visit” our winter vegetable supply is to pop up a trap door in the kitchen floor and climb down a ladder into the root cellar. When our addition is
For the urban gardener or homesteader, domestic rabbits can be valuable livestock. Rabbit meat is an excellent source of protein; the pelts can be used in numerous applications including hats, lap robes, cushion covers, vests
by Eric Sideman, PhD – MOFGA’s Organic Crop Specialist Cheryl Wixson, P.E. – MOFGA’s Agricultural Engineer Apples Use caution when storing apples with other vegetables as they give off ethylene gas that causes other vegetables
Are you interested in increasing your revenue stream by adding value to the products that you grow by manufacturing jams and jellies, or by selling additional products such as breads at farmers’ markets? Do you