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Post Storm Catch Up

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You may have experienced a little unexpected flooding during this past week and we truly hope that everyone is safe. We’re happy to report that the farm is okay. It’s not in stellar condition, but we operate with the knowledge … Continue reading

Heirloom Spotlight: Mandurian Round Cucumbers

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One of our favorite farm cucumbers, the Mandurian Round has been a staple on Chesterfield Heirlooms for the past three years. What makes this cucumber different than others is its round shape. More times than not, customers feel the need … Continue reading

Is your farm organic? The answer is…

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People often ask if our farm is organic. The simple answer is no, our farm is not organic. There are so many reasons for a farmer to take the certified organic route, so many reasons for them not to, that … Continue reading

Heirloom Spotlight: Cherokee Purple Tomatoes

Cherokee Purple Tomato

The Cherokee Purple Tomato is one of our farm’s favorites and one of the originals that began in the backyard. Though it is one of the most well-known heirloom tomatoes, there is a very good reason for that. The taste … Continue reading

Heirloom Spotlight: French Breakfast Radishes

French Breakfast Radishes

French Breakfast Radishes, also known as Raphanus Sativus, are believed to have gotten their name as marketers were known to snack on these radishes with salt and butter mid-morning while they sold their produce. Additionally, radishes were commonly served for … Continue reading

They’re coming… really, they are!

It appears that Mother Nature is once again calling the shots. Because of the colder spring that we experienced, all produce has taken a back seat to producing, including the tomatoes. It is certainly reassuring to walk through the plants … Continue reading

Heirloom Spotlight: Juane du Doubs Carrots

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A bright yellow and delicious carrot that hails from France, this carrot was first recorded in the 19th century when it was originally grown as a stock carrot for livestock. Its name comes from the yellow color of its skin … Continue reading

Heirloom Spotlight: Chioggia Beets

Chioggia Beets

All cultivated beets are descendants of the sea beet (B. maritima), a wild seashore plant found growing along the Mediterranean and Atlantic coasts of Europe and North Africa. The Chioggia beet is an Italian heirloom variety established circa 1840. It … Continue reading

Welcome Pinterest to the Farm

Pinterest… our newest friend on the farm! What a great source for ideas, inspiration and helpful hints. Click here to check out our Boards focused on Heirloom Veggies, Recipes, and Tips & Tricks! We would love to share your ideas, too! … Continue reading

A New Toy!

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I know that I’ve said this before, but it is sooooo good to be back! Even with the unpredictable weather, we have had a very productive year on the farm. We have been fortunate enough to purchase a few new … Continue reading