From Our Gardens
In Our Continuing Efforts To Serve Our Customers The Finest And Freshest Ingredients
We Have Begun Our Organic Garden
Every year we plant award winning Heirloom seeds in our garden for your enjoyment
We use organic soil and organic nutrients to grow colorful delicious fresh vegetables and fruits for our customers.
We only use the finest non GMO heirloom seeds available
If you ever want to take a peek at the garden just ask, someone will be happy to show you
This section of the website will be updated as we go through the spring and summer plantings
So our friends from High Tech Garden Supply on the Post rd. in Orange stopped by with a bag of Fox Farms Happy Frog potting soil just in time for us to start some cucumbers. I have to say this stuff looks amazing, deep black mix with just the right texture. You can visit them @https://www.htgsupply.com/locations/store-orange
So here is what we planted from Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds Rareseeds
Metki Dark Green Serpent Melon (Armenian)
65 days. An ancient heirloom introduced from Armenia into Italy as far back as the 1400's. It is a melon but is used like a cucumber. Picked small (18 inches or less), it is very mild and tasty, but the fruits can grow to over 3 feet long! Easy to grow and good yields; it should be planted in more gardens.
(Cucumis melo) Light-green, mild-tasting, deeply ribbed fruits. The elongated fruits yield uniform, easily digestible, fluted slices. They are apt to twist and coil growing on the ground, but develop nice and straight when hanging from a trellis. Fruits reach 24 inches long, best harvested at about 18 inches. The classic Armenian “Cucumber” which is actually a melon genetically.
An old heirloom dating back to 1880. Vigorous vines give large yields of smooth green fruit. It is excellent for pickles; very crisp and good quality. A very popular variety at the turn of the 20th century.
This is what we planted in March, Can’t you just wait for summer.
Black Beauty Tomato
World’s Darkest Tomato The darkest tomato we know of! A dark, meaty, very rich-fleshed tomato with extreme anthocyanin expression (same antioxidant in blueberries and blackberries). So dark that some tomatoes turn solid blue-black on the skin. Deep red flesh is among the best tasting of all tomatoes. Rich, smooth and savory with earthy tones. Hangs well on the vine and stores very well, and the flavor improves with room-temperature storage. Our own Dave Kaiser tasted it at the 2015 National Heirloom Exposition and proclaimed it as the BEST tomato he had ever eaten!
Missouri Pink Love Apple
Big, pink fruits are very rich-tasting, certainly a favorite pink tomato. This potato-leaf variety has a long history in the “Show Me” state. It was grown since the Civil War by the Barnes family, who grew it as an ornamental, believing (as many people did at the time) that tomatoes or “love apples” were poisonous. We are grateful the Barnes family kept this variety going so we can enjoy the wonderful fruit today
Barnes Mountain Yellow
More sweet, less acidic. Tomatoes weigh up to 2 lbs. each! One slice will cover a sandwich; excellent in salsas. Beefsteak-type fruit is deep golden yellow, and is beautiful in a bowl with other heirlooms. Fruit is abundant on very tall vines, and is deer-resistant. Barnes Mountain Yellow has fewer seeds than most tomatoes, is thin-skinned and easy to peel. Rich, old-time flavor from a great Kentucky heritage. Indeterminate.
80 days. The most popular heirloom vegetable! A favorite of many gardeners, large fruit with superb flavor. A great potato-leafed variety from 1885! Beautiful pink fruits up to 1½ lbs each!
85 days. Beautiful, deep orange flesh; very sweet, excellent, almost tropical flavor! The best-tasting of ALL orange varieties we tried—the favorite of many who tried it at our place. High yields. Very resistant to wilt and insects; strong healthy vines. These will sell at roadside stands & markets! Introduced by Willhite Seed Co. prior to 1965.