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What We Grow

At Lakeside, we call ourselves a “mixed vegetable farm.”

Here is a list of some of the products we expect to grow for delivery to grocery stores and institutions (look for us at Hannafords, UMaine, Colby), and new in 2016, for our Lakeside Family FarmShares, which will be delivered to workplaces around the state. Wholesale and bulk prices are available upon request, and different crops are offered throughout the year (according to the Maine seasons of course). We also collaborate with four other Maine farms in different parts of Maine as the Maine Farmers Food Hub. This collaboration means we can offer an even wider range of fresh local produce and bring variety and convenience to farm to table initiatives at all levels.

    • Apples*
    • Baby vegetables (various)
    • Beans (Green, Yellow, Tricolor, and new this year, Fava)
    • Beets (Red, Yellow, White!, Mixed-Bunch, Bagged, Bulk)
    • Broccoli (Regular and Rabe-bunched, heads, florets)
    • Brussels Sprouts (Green, Red-bagged, stalks)
    • Cabbage (Green, Red, Napa, Savoy)
    • Carrots (Bunch, Bagged, Bulk, peeled, orange, colors and new this year, Baby Adelaide
    • Cauliflower (White, Orange, Purple, Green and Psychelic Mixed-bulk, bagged florets)
    • Corn (Sweet)*, Popcorn, Decorative
    • Blueberries*
    • Cranberries*
    • Cucumbers (Picklers, Slicers)
    • Eggplant*
    • Greens (Beets, Arugula Radicchio, Chards, Kales, other)
    • Greens – Amaranth & Mustard**
    • Leeks
    • Lettuce (Red & Green Romaine, Gem, Iceberg)
    • Maple Syrup*
    • Melons (Cantaloupe)
    • Parsnips (bag, bulk)
    • Peas (English, Snap, Shoots-bag, bulk)
    • Peppers (Green, colored, Poblano)*
    • Potatoes (White, Red, Carola, Yellow, Russet, bagged, bulk, peeled)
    • Radishes (White, Red, Amethyst, Watermelon)
    • Spinach
    • Strawberries*
    • Summer squash (Italian & Yellow, 8 Ball, Pattypan)
    • Tomatoes (field grown, also Roma)*
    • Turnip (Rutabaga, Purple Top, White and Scarlet Hakurei)
    • Winter Squash (Acorn, Buttercup, Butternut, Delicata, Carnival, Red and Blue and Baby Hubbard, Kabocha, Spaghetti, Pie Pumpkin), including single serving Acorn, Spaghetti and Butternut
    • And few flowers
    • * Lakeside operates the Maine Farmers Food Hub and offers these and other products from our colleague farms.
    • ** We list these separately because we are growing them as part of a special project with Coastal Enterprises Inc. to increase the ethnic vegetable specialties grown in Maine.

     

    …Sometimes we think of this list as one very big salad. MMMmmmmm.

  • Something you’re thinking about but don’t see, let us know!
4 Comments leave one →
  1. July 4, 2012 10:39 am

    Don’t forget the zucchini! I love the zucchini!

  2. Liz permalink
    November 13, 2012 7:10 am

    I am definitely interested in the organic stuff when that s available!
    Thanks

  3. ppenelope rice permalink
    November 24, 2013 6:20 pm

    Hello, i really like your carrots–so sweet, but I eat mainly organic produce. Do you grow organic carrots, and if not, what do you use for fertilizer, and do you use pesticides ? Penelope from scarborough –price@smccme.edu

    • sredfield permalink*
      November 18, 2014 8:15 pm

      Hey Penelope,

      Sorry to take so long in responding. We’re new (and slow) in the blogging world. Carrots are a crop we don’t yet grow organically – we have trouble controlling weeds in carrot patches because the seeds are slow to germinate. Our fertilizer is primarily cow manure, we apply herbicide to the carrot fields before planting to try to minimize additional spraying needed later in the season. Hope you enjoy them and thanks for supporting us!

      Feel free to get in touch if you have any other questions.

      Thanks,
      Alex

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