Tomorrow will be our first local market. We have been looking forward to connecting with our local community. Today was cold and rainy, however we were able to harvest some wonderful produce. We have some unique mixed greens to offer: Beet Green and Toscano Kale, Arugula and Escarole. Each mix has a nice balanced flavor and texture that goes great with some squeezed lemon, olive oil, and salt to taste. A limited amount of Nasturtium petals, which adds a peppery kick to a salad, and green garlic are also available. Fresh thyme, rosemary, and garlic chives will add a supportive role in your culinary adventures. Stop by our stand and say hello! We love to talk about vegetables and cooking. The market runs from 9am – 1pm at the West Windsor train station. Click here for more info.
First seed that goes into the ground at Great Road Farm is snap peas and fava beans. We seeded the fava beans by hand because the seed is too large for our mechanical seeder. To insure proper germination we seeded them closer than desired so we could thin them out at a later date. Our method worked great, and we were able to give our restaurant, Agricola, the fava leaves to use for a special dish. The rest of the plants in the ground will grow to produce fava beans. All of our peas have been trellised and we are watching them grow inches every day. So far we have over a acre planted in fingerling potatoes, beets, kale, carrots, napa cabbage, lettuce, radishes, and swiss chard.
The greenhouse is full and we are starting to get the field ready for planting. In our permanent raised beds we have planted sugar snap peas, snow peas, fava beans, heirloom carrots, mizuna, mustard, chicory, arugula, and escarole for cut greens. The high tunnel we started building in February is near completion that will house tomatoes and a early crop of radishes and turnips. Fingerling potatoes have been delivered and will be planted out in the field this week. Spring time is very busy and all of the planning is starting to be executed. We look forward to our new market in West Windsor, NJ and doubling our stand at McGolrick Park in Brooklyn, NY. Spring is here and we are excited for the season ahead.
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Agricola, our own restaurant serving rustic American food and festive drinks located on Witherspoon Street in the heart of Princeton Borough is now open.
Great Road Farm will be the supplier of fresh, authentically grown ingredients including vegetables and pasture raised eggs.
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