Month: May 2011

Swiss Chard

Swiss Chard

Swiss Chard is one of the leading cooking greens served at the finest restaurants. We know why… it’s amazing! Fordhook Giant: The bright green tall stalks of this chard will stand at attention in your kitchen.Ruby Red: The favorite green of the wicked witch of […]

Summer Squash

Summer Squash

From July through October, we provide yellow squash in many shapes and sizes.  The patty pan is a leading variety each year. CONDOR: Deep green zucchini. Coming back from extinction. GOLD RUSH: Fabulously yellow zucchini. This was very popular last year. Availability: mid July thru […]

Spinach

Spinach

Not just for that brawling sailor, the spinach crop is one of the first available each spring at the farm. Indian summer: One of the first things available to our customers in the early season of mid-May and early June. If you listen very carefully […]

Radish

Radish

Spicy and yummy, the radish continues to march up the rankings of farm favorites… China Rose: A long 6”-8” beautiful radish that will spark more riots than the Red Scare of 1920. Radishes have long had a secure spot in the gardens here at the […]

Pumpkin

Pumpkin

Pumpkins make the autumn season come to life.  We grow white ones, orange ones, decorative ones, and eatin’ ones. Awesome. Baby Bear: A charming little pumpkin that it is sure to be a hit with the kids and everyone else for that matter. Perfect for […]

Potatoes

Potatoes

As we all know, it kept a nation alive.  We have always loved the humble spud at the farm.  Peru Blue, Yukon’s, or Red Blush, they all are amazing. Russian Banana: We have so many Eastern bloc items that one might think we were sympathizers. […]

Peas

Peas

Few farms grow the sugar snap in the volume that we do. With over 10,000 feet in the ground each year, it is our main cash crop for the late spring. Yeah, baby! Sugarsnap: The only All-Waldingfield selection every year since the Farm’s inception in […]

Peppers

Peppers

The crew at the farm loves the hot pepper crop we plant each year, as well as the sweet bell peppers.  Lots of variety for the pepper aficionados at the markets… Ancho Gigantea: This standard Mexican variety has two colors-one for before it is cooked […]

Melons

Melons

One of the few fruits we grow, summer just isn’t summer without at least one, super sweet, melon from the farm. Athena: The goddess of wisdom and the arts returns for her annual three month lecture tour at Waldingfield University. Much hype about her abilities […]

Lettuces

Lettuces

We believe that the lettuce we grow is the best around.  Look for an ample crop all season long. Editors Note: Lettuce heads are available in Spring and Fall. Waldmann Green: frilly green leaf loaded with flavor. Black seeded Simpson: Bart’s brother (not in the […]

Leeks

Leeks

Simply put, leeks rock.  Waldingfield loves the leek, and the leek loves Waldingfield. King Richard: A good, headless, horse-less leek. My kingdom for a tasty leek. Kicked out of England, Rich joins Waldingfield Farm as our resident ruler in exile.Availability: Starting in late July

Kohlrabi

Kohlrabi

German for turnip cabbage. Who knew? WINNER: I now pronounce you the winner, or more appropriately, the lo-oo-ser. Seize him! Whoops, sorry about that. Robin Hood flashback. This kohlrabi rocks. Availability: Fall

Kale

Kale

Eat more Kale. Period. Red Russian: Thankfully cleared of ridiculous espionage charges late in winter 2001, Red returns to the vaunted fields of Waldingfield Farm as the leader in overall nutrition. Some people are intimidated by Red, but the language barrier is diminishing as his […]

Asian Greens

Asian Greens

We have been growing a wide variety of Asian greens for the past twenty years.  Extremely dependable and wonderfully delicious.  Taste what the crowds are raving about! the health benefits speak for themselves. Don’t take our word for it. Read about asian greens! TATSOI: Very […]

Salad Greens

Salad Greens

Leafy greens should be served daily.  We grow a lot of variety at the farms and will have greens all season long. Arugula: Possibly the most popular item on the Waldingfield menu, arugula quite simply rocks the house. Mustard Greens: Volcanic greens that have established […]

Eggplant

Eggplant

The eggplant remains a favorite of Felix and Fanny (farm security).  They make a mean Babaganoush! Applegreen: Cute strain of eggplant that is sure to be winner here at Waldingfield Farm. Introduced in the 1960s, this oval-shaped pale green skinned garden hero has been succeeding […]

Cucumber

Cucumber

Always a strong crop for us, the cucumber is a true all star during the summer and early fall months. Cool as a… True Lemon: A tremendous star on the late 19th century American baseball scene, Ol’ True serves it up with the best of […]

Corn

Corn

We have not grown much corn in the past but we are looking to get some to the people in 2012! Silver Queen: The true standard. White summer sweet corn is the perfect meal in August and September, when it is traditionally available. Every farm […]

Collards

Collards

Once you try our collards you may never eat spinach again.  Solid green, baby, solid. Champion: An All-South player before a seven player deal in 1995 brought him to unfamiliar waters in the Northeast. Rarely performs until fall, but usually stuns the crowd with bursts […]

Cauliflower

Cauliflower

Long dismissed by the broccoli clique, the hearty cauliflower looks to break out from behind the shadows of his brassicas cousins… Fremont: An early, dependable production variety that has proved to be a crowd favorite in test trials around the globe and especially in New […]

Carrots

Carrots

We have had mixed success the past few years with our carrot crop but look for a strong rebound in 2012! Good for the eyes… Availability: Beginning in July Carrots are good. Carrots are great. Eat your carrots for goodness sake. Dragon: Did Peter, Paul, […]

Cabbage

Cabbage

Sweet and delicious, the cabbage remains one of the farm crew favorites.  Slaw anyone? Columbia: This cabbage actually went to Harvard, and the ironic thing is that this cabbage head is green. Regal Red: Bright purplish-red colored leaves add numerous possibilities in the kitchen. Availability: […]

Brussel Sprouts

Brussel Sprouts

Ah, the brusel sprout.  That wee cabbage with the sweet finish of the hard frost.  Love, love, love the sprout!

Broccoli Raab

Broccoli Raab

Whether you call it Raab or Cime de Rapa, we have always loved the amazing flavor of this wilder version of Broccoli.  We also enjoy the flowers when the plant has gone to seed.  Absolutely delicious in a salad or chopped fresh over some pasta […]