Fall Crops

This is what we offer October – January

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Sweet Potato, ‘Georgia Jet’   Sweet potatoes long-time use in Africa (having originated in the Americas ) puts a damper on the idea that Columbus was the first person to cross the Atlantic. This southern heirloom of unknown origin is plump, colorful, and a heavy producer. Georgia Jet is a sweet variety that is excellent for baking.

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Turnip Greens ‘Seven Top’ —  This turnip does not grow edible roots, but for the delicious, nutritious, and world famous greens, and is still a very popular greens variety in the South. Sometimes known as ‘Southern Prize,’ the tender leaves are good in salads, steamed, or cooked in a skillet with bacon, salt pork, lard, or bacon grease. Everwilde Farms says they’re “the best-tasting turnip greens you’ll ever eat.”

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Collard Greens, ‘Georgia Green’ — Sweet and tender, this pre-1880s famous heirloom has a good variety of leaf shape and size and excellent flavor.

 

Spinach, “Long Standing Bloomsdale’ — Coming fall 2019
Peas, ‘Mammoth Melting’
— Coming fall 2019
Beet Greens — Coming fall 2019
Beets, ‘Bull’s Blood’ — Coming fall 2019

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Winter Squash, ‘North Georgia Candy Roaster’Coming fall 2020 (Due to some fence failures, our 2019 winter squash crops were destroyed by cattle, they will be back in 2020!) This pre-Colombian Cherokee heirloom – dating as far back, or farther, as the 1300s – was widely grown and used in Appalachia all the way up to the mid-20th century when cross-breeding and large scale commercial vegetable growing nearly wiped this essential crop off the map. Candy Roaster squashes keep up to 8 months (possibly longer) with no refrigeration, and are so sweet they do not need any added sugar in desert recipes. Candy Roaster pie, not pumpkin pie, was even the traditional Thanksgiving desert of Appalachian families up until the 1940s. Though still considered rare, the ‘North Georgia’ and other Candy Roasters are making a come-back in reputation and availability.