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 […]
What We Grow
Welcome to our menu.
Here you will find a complete listing of all the crops grown here at Waldingfield Farm. We have added the Latin names for the more erudite among you. Have fun browsing our huge selection of varieties. We think it is among the largest in New England!
To find out what is actually available on any given week, just give us a call at 860-868-7270
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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
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
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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: […]
Ah, the brusel sprout. That wee cabbage with the sweet finish of the hard frost. Love, love, love the sprout!
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 […]
The tomato, the love apple, the fruit of the gods…. As you can tell, we love our tomatoes! Each year we try to introduce new varieties to the menu but we also make sure to always have the classics. Brandywine, Green Zebra, Cherokee. The tomato […]
We grow a variety of zucchini here the farm, and they are not only delicious, they are tremendously versatile. We love to sauté the flowers with oil and garlic or throw them on the grill. We have zucchini squash in green, yello, even purple! Yeah!
Beets are one crop we will be focusing on more carefully in 2012. some swear they have healing powers. Who knew? Bulls Blood: The juice from this beet is used to make the only red food coloring by Swedish law. That really is true. Would […]
We grow a number of bean varieties on the farm. As you know, they’re good for your heart.! Cherokee Trail of Tears: An astonishing black bean that arrived at the hallowed ground of Waldingfield Farm after many moons of travel. Cold and hungry, this delicious […]