Friday, August 20, 2010

Video, photos from Wednesday's Twilight crop walk

On Wednesday evening, we held the second of three scheduled public twilight crop walks at Johnny's Research Farm in Albion, Maine.

Crop walks are a lot of fun for both us and customers. We had about 20 guests on Wednesday. There was food (local bread, cheese, cookies, and melons from our trials. We had a T-shirt and hat raffle. And, of course, we had some exhibitions: We demonstrated a cool, new, labor-saving tool -- the paper-pot transplanter. We held a grafted greenhouse tomato tasting. We also looked at kale, pepper, melon, and flower trials.

If you weren't able to attend, here are a few highlights:

Johnny's product technician Steve talks peppers with a couple of guests.
A beautiful late summer bouquet.
Tasting grafted greenhouse tomatoes.

Steve discusses Johnny's pepper trials.

The next crop walk is slated for October 20 from 3 to 5:30 p.m. The focus will be on storage crops and season extension methods. If you can't make it to the public crop walks, the farm is also open for self-guided tours.

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