Gilfeather Turnip

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The Gilfeather is an egg-shaped, rough-skinned root, but unlike its cousins, it has a mild taste that becomes sweet and a creamy white color after the first frost. While the hardy Gilfeather turnip does well in nearly any climate, a touch of frost contributes to its unusual taste and texture. Developed and named after John Gilfeather from Wardsboro, Vermont, this turnip is one of the state's unique contributions to cold weather agriculture. Mr. Gilfeather carefully guarded his stock to ensure that no one else could propagate the vegetable. However, some seeds slipped by and a few folks have continued to grow the Gilfeather Turnip after Mr. Gilfeather died.

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Yesterdays Favorite Farm

  Waynesboro, PA    LocalHarvest Sponsor!

We are a small family farm located back a long, winding lane in the rolling countryside north of Waynesboro. We specialize in heirloom vegetable varieties for our CSA. In our opinion, they have superior flavor. Our farm is Certified Naturally Grown and everything is grown using organic methods from start to harvest. (more...)


Wintergreen Foods

  Ontonagon, MI

Wintergreen Foods is located in Ontonagon, Michigan. It was established by Andrea and Scott Corpolongo Smith of Wintergreen Farm as a processing kitchen meant to fill the gaps between small farmers, institutional kitchens, and consumers across the Western Upper Peninsula. (more...)


Wildflower Eco Farm

  Bath, MI    LocalHarvest Sponsor!

Wildflower Eco Farm, located in the sandy, rolling hills of Bath Twp., specializes in growing and marketing of over 60 types of veggies and fruits. We grow mostly open-pollinated and heirloom varieties and a few of the best tasting hybrids. Ours is a small farm with much diversity. (more...)


White Rose Farm

  Taneytown, MD

White Rose Farm is a 132-acre farm in northwestern Carroll County. We use biodynamic techniques to grow premium naturally-grown vegetables, flowers and herbs. We also sell local free-range eggs, local unpasteurized honey and free-range pork. (more...)


White Barn Farm

  Wrentham, MA    LocalHarvest Sponsor!

White Barn Farm is a small family-run farm growing fresh vegetables using organic farming methods in Wrentham, Massachusetts. Farmers Chris and Christy believe in the importance of growing food for their community. (more...)


Whirlwind Farm

  Geraldine, AL

Whirlwind Farm is 15 beautiful ac. With 8ac. of mixed forest along Town Creek in Geraldine, Al. 7 ac of open land producing mixed vegetables and herbs on 2.5 ac. (more...)