This is one of the oldest surviving varieties of table beet, originally introduced in America around 1820. The beet has very dark, violet-red flesh with striking lighter rings. The dark red flesh remains flavorful, tender and juicy even when the beets grow large. Eaten raw the beet has an apple-like, slightly astringent flavor with a rich, earthy finish. The beet is good both boiled and baked and the leaves are an excellent cooked green. It is a superb winter storage variety, keeping well in root cellar storage for 8 months or more. Variable rate of maturity may make this beet less desirable for commercial harvest (and this may explain its disappearance from seed catalogs in the latter 20th century), however this characteristic is a plus for the small farmer and home gardener.
We are a small, sustainable family farm working hard to produce
good clean food for our family and others who share our same interests and
concerns about our food, our health, the future generations to come and our
land. We offer free range eggs from healthy, happy hens, pastured poultry (including heritage breed turkeys and a slow growing broiler), grass-fed lamb, beef and goat, pasture raised pigs.
Try our variety of freshly harvested, nutritious and delicious fruits and veggies grown with care on our small family farm in Dexter, Michigan. We are not certified organic at this time but everything is authentically grown and visits to the farm to see our operation can be scheduled.
Blue Rock Station is a sustainable living farm located in southeast Ohio. Thousands of visitors have toured the farm since it was opened to the public in 2005. Programs include natural health care for goats, cheese making, natural gardening with raised beds, alternative building construction (rammed-earth tires and straw bale), and more. There are rare breed chickens, French Alpine milk goats, llamas, and sometimes pigs that make up the livestock family.
Beech Springs Farm specializes in Certified Naturally Grown heirloom produce, harvested at the peak of freshness and available in 2012 as CSA shares. We offer two share sizes: a full share, which will typically feed a household of four or more; or a half share, which should be sufficient for a household of one to two adults and younger children. Shares may be picked up at the farm on Thursdays from 3 pm to 6 pm. The season will run for 26 weeks from May 3 to October 25.
Bayberry Farm's goal is to provide fresh, quality food grown in a sustainable and natural manner. We recognize that we have an obligation to our community, customers and employees to be responsible stewards of the land.
We are a family run farm located in the Southern Missouri / Northern Arkansas area. Our area of the country is rich in heritage. People of the Ozarks are known for Folk Art and creating things out of necessity. Gardening is also something done in this area out of necessity.
Our art and farm are our only means of support for our family. It is not a hobby for us. We take pride in what we do. We farm and create our art with love and passion.