Roy's Calais Flint corn
Roy's Calais flint corn is an open-pollinated flint corn originally cultivated by the western Abenaki (Sokoki) people in Vermont, and subsequently grown and maintained by pioneer farmers, including Roy and Ruth Fair of North Calais, Vermont. Roy's Calais is slightly sticky and can be eaten as a sweet corn, but is mostly used for posole or hominy. It has a buttery aroma and a rich, creamy flavor, and a protein content significantly higher than most flint corns. Its brief time to harvest (90-95 days to dry field corn) makes Roy's Calais a reliable cultivar for short-season growing areas.
A new island of fresh healthy produce is sprouting in an island of corn and soybeans. Amaranth Acres is a first year market garden specializing in unique and heirloom vegetable varieties. We have hundreds of different varieties in our seed order, and are interested in education and preserving various older, traditional agricultural practices. (more...)
Providing the local market this sustainably grown and delicious produce, poultry and pork. Expanding long-season (20+week) vegetable CSA will start again in late April. Whole chickens available fresh around Memorial Day and several other times until early fall. Turkeys for Thanksgiving. (more...)