Tuesday, May 19, 2009


Some of you may be interested to know what we grow here at Appleton Farms. We grow a lot of stuff! Not just quantity (we have over 500 shareholders picking up enough vegetables for a family of four for a week from early June through the end of October) but in variety. Even so, we have some notable things missing from the list, such as asparagus, sweet corn (which we offer to our shareholders in partnership with another local farm) and perennial berries like raspberries and blueberries (in fact most sweet fruits except for strawberries and some melons).

But here’s a list: strawberries (4+ varieties), garlic, beets (3+ varieties including the red and white chioggia), carrots (4+ varieties), shell peas, sugar snap peas, snow peas, chard, spinach, lettuce (10 or so varieties including butter, romaine and red leaf types), scallions, potatoes (4+ varieties including a golden, white baking and red), radicchio, radishes (4+ varieties including the stunning easter egg), turnips, several different cabbages including red, green, napa, bok choi, baby bok choi and savoy, kale (3+ varieties), onions (3+ varieties), parsley, cilantro, dill, lots of different greens including arugula, tat soi, red and green mustard, parsnips, leeks (2+ varieties), fennel, shallots, broccoli, sunflowers, green beans, tomatoes (several varieties, including a plum, cherry and few heirloom types), different kinds of basil, summer squash (several varieties), kohlrabi, canteloupe (a couple different varieties), lots of cutting flowers, watermelon (3 different types), popcorn, eggplant (3+ varieties), sweet potatoes, eggplant (4+ varieties), peppers (several bells and many different hot chiles, celery, edamame, lots of different winter squash (including my favorite, blue hubbard), celeriac, escarole, cucumbers (different varieties) brussel sprouts, collards, cauliflower, perennial herbs like chives, sage, mint, oregano, and rutabaga.

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