Harvest Calendar

Winter

Kale, Collard Greens, Spinach, Scallions, Lettuce Mix, Curly Parsley and Cilantro

Cold, frosty weather makes for sweet, sweet greens!

Spring

Lettuce, Salad Mix, Kale, Swiss Chard, Bok Choi, Spinach, Broccoli, Mustard Greens, Escarole, Pea Shoots, Beet Greens, Beets, Radishes, Salad Turnips, Garlic Scapes, Scallions, and Parsley

Summer

Snap Peas, Cucumbers, Summer Squash, Zucchini, Green Beans, Eggplants, Sweet and Hot Peppers, Tomatoes, Swiss Chard, Kale, Lettuce, Salad Mix, Fennel, Scallions, Carrots, Beets, Radishes, Basil, Parsley, Cilantro and Dill

Fall

Carrots, Beets, Turnips, Rutabagas, Radishes, Cabbage, Garlic, Kale, Swiss Chard, Lettuce, Escarole, Salad Mix, Spinach, Bok Choi, Mustard Greens, Winter Squash, Leeks, Celeriac, Onions, Parsley, Sage, Thyme and Rosemary


BELFAST FARMERS’ MARKET

Fridays 9:00AM - 1:00PM
Waterfall Arts Parking Lot
May – October

Our seedlings for spring planting and vegetables are available for purchase.

Winter Greens

Here at Dickey Hill Farm, seeding for winter harvest begins as early as July and continues through early fall, allowing the plants to size up before daylight limits growth.  Through the coldest months of the year we rely on the soils thermal mass, as well as additional layers of cover, to retain heat from the sun inside the high tunnels.  However, undoubtedly throughout Maine’s long winter, these greens freeze and thaw many times.  Surviving this cold weather requires starches to turn to sugars, lowering the plants freezing temperature and sweetening their leaves.  While harvesting fresh greens when the rest of the farm is blanketed with snow is a huge treat, we find eating them to be an even bigger treat!

There are of course many challenges to producing fresh food year-round in Maine.  While each winter is unique and slightly unpredictable, one thing we can rely on is plant growth slowing to almost nothing during the darkest days of the year, and beginning again in early February when daylight peaks over 10 hours

 

 

We are always learning new tricks and experimenting with our MOFGA Certified Organic growing practices as we strive to provide fresh produce year-round.   

 

Look for Dickey Hill Farm’s MOFGA Certified Organic winter greens at:

  •     Belfast Co-op
  •     Monroe Village Store
  •     Meanwhile In Belfast
  •     Neighborhood Restaurant
  •     Ondine Oyster + Wine Bar

 

If you are interested in purchasing our winter greens wholesale, please contact Noami Brautigam at 207-525-4425 or dickeyhillfarm@gmail.com.