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					                         YOUR SOURCE FOR QUALITY SEED POTATOES




 New! Certified Organic Onion Transplants
        and Sweet Potato Slips!

      Also This Year... 5 New Potato Varieties!
             Organic Garlic, Cover Crop Seed,
   Fertilizers, Soil Inoculants, Shallots, and Onion Sets


2012 CATALOG www.mainepotatolady.com
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                                                                                                               About Us
                                                                                                               Located in the foothills of Maine, the LaCourse Family Farm, home of The Maine Potato Lady,™ has
                                                                                                               been in operation for more than 20 years. Our 100-acre piece was once part of a 560-acre farm that
                                                                                                               dates back to the 1600s.

                                                                                                               Our custom-designed and hand-built log home crowns our hill-top farm. We gathered stones from field
                                                                                                               edges and milled our own lumber to finish the building, which has sheltered our family for many years.
                                                                                                               We are pleased to live "off the grid," with a solar system to provide electricity.

                                                                                                               Our south-facing fields are rich with fertile, well-drained silt loam. Our sugar bush produces fabulous
                                                                                                               maple syrup, and our cedar bog is a special habitat with sphagnum moss and rare pitcher plants. We
                                                                                                               are privileged to work and live in this rural environment, where deer, moose, turkey, ravens, eagles,
                                                                                                               and a variety of beautiful trees, plants, and birds are all around us.

                                                                                                                                                                   We are primarily seed growers raising garlic,
                                                                                                                                                                   shallots, and potato onions. We have produced all

                                   Welcome!
HELLO! Welcome to the sixth annual seed catalog from The Maine Potato Lady.™ In more than
                                                                                                                                                                   our own vegetables for many years. Our children
                                                                                                                                                                   are involved in the planning, the everyday work,
                                                                                                                                                                   the decisions, and the rewards. They were raised
fifteen years’ work with seed potatoes, I have become known to many of you as "The Potato Lady,"                                                                   knowing and recognizing not just the types of
helping you to select the right varieties for your garden, and offering growing hints drawn from my own                                                            vegetables, but even the different varieties of what
experience as a successful organic farmer. In this catalog, I am pleased to offer you certified seed pota-                                                         we grow. They are an integral part of this farm;
toes, onion sets, French and Dutch shallots, "potato onions," cover crops, soil inoculants, fertilizers, and                                                       their participation makes it all possible, and brings
fall-planted garlic. Much of our seed, and many of our plants and products, are also certified organic or                                                          joy to all we do.
approved for organic production. I know you’ll love the wide variety of potatoes featured here, includ-
ing fingerlings, blue- and yellow-fleshed tubers, and heirloom potatoes. I have grown and eaten – and                                                              Please see "About Our Certified Seed" on page 4
enjoyed! – just about all the varieties I offer. They all produce beautifully, they’re available in many                                                           to learn more about the other seed growers whose
colors and shapes, and they’re delectable to the taste – truly a feast for the eye and palate.                                                                     products are offered in this catalog.

NEW THIS SEASON! We are delighted to offer certified organic onion transplants and certified                   The LaCourse Family (L to R)
                                                                                                               Roseanna, Alison, Paul, Lucien,                     If you have questions or suggestions, please call
organic sweet potato slips, as well as several new potato varieties, and cover crop seed to support your                                                           or write. Your ideas and experiences are always
                                                                                                               Katrina, and Billie Jean
ongoing quest for the healthy and productive garden.                                                                                                               of interest. Revel in the beauty and fruitfulness
                                                                                                               Photography and Art by Roseanna LaCourse.           of our earth.
The Maine Potato Lady™ is a certified organic handler through MOFGA
Certification Services, LLC. #0706. All our seed is untreated. We do not knowingly use or sell                 Visit Our Website for Inventory
                                                                                                               Updates, More New Products                             The Maine Potato Lady™
any genetically modified plants or organisms (GMOs). Certificate is available on our website.
                                                                                                               and Growing instructions.

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About Our Certified Seed                                                                                         Sweet Potatoes
We grow a small portion of our products ourselves, at our own LaCourse Family Farm. The remainder of             Many of you have asked for sweet potatoes, and
the seed we offer is produced at family farms with whom we have good working relationships, some for             we are pleased to offer certified organic sweet
more than fifteen years. All our potato seed meets the seed certification requirements of the State of           potato slips, small plants that sprout from the
                                                                                                                 roots, grown by our neighbor, a young farmer
Maine, which establish acceptable tolerances for seed quality. (Please see page 25 for more information
                                                                                                                 who lives on the next ridge from our farm. These
about certified seed.) Many of our varieties are also certified organic. All our garlic seed has been grown      plants are organically grown on a farm that has
in soil which has tested free of the garlic bloat nematode. Excellent farming practices, attention to detail,    been in the same family for five generations. We
and scrupulous adherence to seed certification guidelines (when applicable) set good seed growers                have chosen two varieties that you will enjoy
apart from the rest. All the farms from which we obtain seed meet our stringent requirements. It is an           eating with your family over the holidays.
honor to work with these farmers, and it is a privilege to supply you with their seed.
                                                                                                                 The sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas), a vining
                                                                                                                 plant related to morning glories, is a different
Our Promise to You                                                                                               plant species than the familiar Irish or white
                                                                                                                 potato (Solanum tuberosum). The part of the                            We ship sweet potato slips on eight dates in May
                                                                                                                                                                                        and June (specify your preference on the order
The Maine Potato Lady Guarantees Your Satisfaction. At The Maine Potato Lady,™ we                                sweet potato most widely eaten is a swollen
                                                                                                                 portion of the root, which forms in the hill of soil.                  form). Ship dates after June 4, 2012 are not
take pride in the quality of our products and our service. Our goal is to provide you with quality products                                                                             recommended for northern areas. Handling and
                                                                                                                 Leaves and growing tips are also edible, usu-
for a healthy garden. If you like our products and our service, please tell your friends! If you are not         ally stir-fried. By contrast, white or Irish potatoes                  growing instructions are included with each order
pleased with our products or our service, please call or e-mail right away to let us know.                       whose leaves and stems are poisonous, produce                          and can also be downloaded from our website.
                                                                                                                 nutritious tubers on the ends of the stolons, or                       BEAUREGARD (95 days) A great choice for
Our Guarantee. We promise that our products are of the highest quality and are sound when they
                                                                                                                 shoots, which form above the seed piece in a hill                      northern growers with short growing seasons.
leave our warehouse. Our certified seed potatoes meet the inspection standards established by the State          of soil. (True yams [Dioscorea spp.] are native to                     Rose skin and moist orange flesh. Fat and heavy
of Maine. Potato seed is a perishable product which can be damaged by improper handling and storage.             Africa and not grown in this country.)                                 roots have good flavor and store well. Vigorous,
With every order, we provide instructions for immediate inspection and for proper handling, storage, and                                                                                high-producing plants have heart-shaped leaves
planting. Failure to inspect your order upon receipt, or failure to follow these instructions or to follow       Sweet potatoes require 90-150 frost-free days to                       and prolific blooms.
accepted good farming practices may void our guarantee. Good crops also depend on good weather, good             mature. Nutritous and productive, they can yield                       1001BG BEAUREGARD Organic
                                                                                                                 up to two pounds for each row foot of plantings.                       1 package (12 slips) $12.95
soil, and good planting practices. Because we cannot control these conditions, our liability is limited to the
                                                                                                                 Plant the slips 15"-18" apart when the soil is at
refund of the purchase price or replacement of the product. If you are not satisfied with a product, or if a     least 60˚F. Northern growers can be successful                         JAPANESE RED (105 days) Bred for the
product is unsound or defective when you receive it, please notify us within 30 days of receipt in order to      with sweet potatoes by using black plastic to                          Asian market, these roots have rich red skin and
qualify for a refund or replacement. Depending on availability, replacement products may not be available        warm the soil and by applying row cover to                             light cream-colored flesh. Sweet and dry taste.
                                                                                                                 prolong the growing season.                                            1007JR JAPANESE RED Organic
until the following year. When you purchase our products, you accept these conditions and limitations.
                                                                                                                                                                                        1 package (12 slips) $12.95
Knowledgeable Customer Service. We have many years’ experience growing potatoes, onions,
and garlic. We are happy to answer your questions or help you in any way we can so you can get the               SHIPPING COSTS FOR SWEET POTATO SLIPS (sorry we cannot ship to AK, CA, or HI)
most from your garden!                                                                                            1 PKG = 12 slips                                    1-4 PKGS     5-10 PKGS        11-20 PKGS          21-50 PKGS

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Fingerling Potatoes                                                                                                RED THUMB Dug as small "babies," these bright
                                                                                                                   red-skinned thumbs of delicacy have beautiful dark
                                                                                                                                                                            ROSE FINN APPLE Rose-blushed beige skin and
                                                                                                                                                                            deep yellow flesh, occasional airplanes or second
Shaped like fingers, hence their name. Prized for their interesting colors and exquisite flavors, they are in      pink flesh. Pleasing flavor and firm flesh is perfect    growth distinguish this very fine fingerling. Though
high demand with chefs and market farmers. They are prolific producers and fairly resistant to disease.            for roasting in olive oil and rosemary, then caramel-    not as easy to grow as Banana, this potato’s
                                                                                                                   izing. Serve with your favorite steak and salad. An      exquisite flavor and cooking qualities set it apart.
BANANA Probably the best known of the fin-                NEW! PEANUT Also known as Swedish Peanut                 interesting fingerling for the specialty market. Very    Tubers set near the surface, so hill well to prevent
gerlings. Tan skin with dark yellow flesh. Matures        or Almond, this is a teardrop or peanut-shaped heir-     productive small- to medium-sized plant.                 greening and frost damage. Maintain fertility and
earlier than most fingerlings with respectable            loom fingerling with nice pale golden skin and dark      528RT RED THUMB Organic 1# $5.75, 3# $11.75,             water carefully. Matures mid- to late season. A
yields of 2"-3" tubers at 75 days. Steamed and            yellow flesh. Waxy, peanutty flavor with a texture       10# $34.00, 25# $68.00, 50# $114.00                      medium-spreading plant.
tossed with butter and parsley, these make a              perfect for roasting. Good in soups and salads, too!                                                              530RF ROSE FINN APPLE Organic 1# $5.75,
tasty late-summer dish. Resistant to scab, but            Produces a heavy set of tubers with excellent stor-       We love your potatoes. MR, Cook, MN                     3# $11.75, 10# $34.00, 25# $68.00, 50# $114.00
susceptible to rhizoctonia and late blight. White         age. Medium spreading plant with white flowers.                                                                   190RF ROSE FINN APPLE Conventional 50# $100.00
flowers on medium spreading plant.                        526PE PEANUT Organic 1# $5.75, 3# $11.75,
510BAO BANANA Organic 1# $5.75, 3# $11.75,
10# $34.00, 25# $68.00, 50# $114.00
                                                          10# $34.00, 25# $68.00, 50# $114.00

                                                          PURPLE PERUVIAN Sure to draw attention
                                                                                                                   Early Potatoes (55-70 DAYS)
170BAC BANANA Conventional 50# $100.00
                                                          anywhere, this tuber is deep dark purple inside and      CARIBE An elegant potato with brilliant dark blue         Resistant to blackleg and fusarium storage rot;
FRENCH FINGERLING Though plumper than                     out, with a rather earthy flavor that some really        skin and superb creamy-white flesh. NOT AVAILABLE         immune to wart. Medium-spreading plant with lilac,
most, this potato (also known as Nosebag) is still        love. Still a little wild, Purple Peruvian has a large   IN 2012. Please try Purple Viking on page 11 as           white-tipped flowers.
considered a fingerling. Radiant rose-red skin and        rangy plant. Its numerous tubers set far from the        an alternative variety.                                   226CB COBBLER Conventional 2.5# $4.40,
deep yellow flesh with an occasional red ring make        plant; be sure to harvest them all to prevent their                                                                5# $7.50, 10# $11.60, 20# $14.75, 50# $20.00
this potato stand out. Creamy, smooth texture             becoming "volunteers" in next year’s crop. Very          CHIEFTAN Always popular, this early-to-mid-
with exceptional flavor lends itself well to salad        late; frost tolerant. Not much is known of its resis-    season red-skinned variety offers high yields and         COLORADO ROSE With Cherry Red as one
with thinly-sliced red onions and chunks of crisp         tances or susceptibilities, so be sure to send me        good eating qualities. Expect a large set of round,       of its parents, Colorado Rose was bred for high
cucumbers. Abundant, long, plump tubers seem to           your observations. This is truly a specialty potato.     bright red tubers with nice white flesh. Stores well.     yield and early bulking. Attractive oval red tubers
tumble out of the earth. Tall plants with red veining     180PP PURPLE PERUVIAN Conventional                       Resistant to scab and tuber net necrosis; field           with white flesh are great for those early summer
fill the row.                                             1# $6.50, 3# $12.00, 10# $35.00, 25# $69.00,             resistant to late blight. Medium-spreading plant          salads or roasting. Resistant to hollow heart,
519FFO FRENCH FINGERLING Organic                          50# $118.00                                              with large, light violet flowers.                         second growth, and bruising. Medium semi-erect
1# $5.75, 3# $11.75, 10# $34.00, 25# $68.00,                                                                       538CHO CHIEFTAN Organic 2.5# $6.35,                       plant with purple flowers.
50# $114.00                                                                                                        5# $10.75, 10# $17.75, 20# $29.00, 50# $56.00             541CD COLORADO ROSE Organic 2.5# $6.35,
175FFC FRENCH FINGERLING Conventional                                                                              224CHC CHIEFTAN Conventional 20# $14.75,                  5# $10.75, 10# $17.75, 20# $28.00, 50# $53.00
50# $100.00                                                                                                        50# $20.00
                                                                                                                                                                             DARK RED NORLAND Customers sometimes
LARATTE From France comes this special finger-                                                                     COBBLER Many years ago on a summer eve                    ask, "What should I choose for early spuds that steam
ling. In appearance Laratte is similar to Banana,                                                                  while visiting one of our family seed potato grow-        up well?" I always recommend Dark Red Norland; it’s
though a fine net to the tan skin and a nutty fla-                                                                 ers, we were served freshly-dug Cobblers, golf            easy to grow with consistent yields of beautiful round
vor to the dark yellow flesh set it apart. Smooth                                                                  ball size, boiled and tossed with butter, salt, and       red tubers from large to small. Steam or boil some of
and firm texture. The babies (½"-1") truly melt in                                                                 parsley. Oh, scrumptious! The potatoes were good          these babies for those first early meals straight from
your mouth. Fine chefs love this gourmet morsel,                                                                   and so was the company, making for a memorable            the garden. Resistant to scab; fair storage. Purplish-
and the demand is high. Matures about ten days                                                                     meal. A selection from Early Rose believed to have        blue flowers on a medium-sized plant.
later than Banana. Resistant to scab and viruses.                                                                  been discovered by an Irish shoemaker in the late         548DRO DARK RED NORLAND Organic
White flowers top medium-sized plants.                                                                             1800s, Cobbler has round, buff-skinned tubers with        2.5# $6.35, 5# $10.75, 10# $18.25, 20# $30.00,
522LA LARATTE Organic 1# $5.75, 3# $11.75,                                                                         white flesh that’s a little mealy, perfect for soak-      50# $58.00
10# $34.00, 25# $68.00, 50# $114.00                                                                                ing up that butter. Early maturing and exceptional        231DRC DARK RED NORLAND Conventional
                                                                                                                   eating qualities keep this variety in the seed trade.     20# $14.75, 50# $20.00

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MOUNTAIN ROSE With red skin and red flesh,             SATINA Oh yes, the satiny yellow skin and
this new release from Colorado joins Purple Majesty
in being very high in antioxidants. Developed
                                                       yellow flesh of these oval-round tubers make for
                                                       an exceptional eating experience! With a smooth
                                                                                                                 Mid-Season Potatoes (70-90 DAYS)
from All Red and a white-fleshed chipping variety,     texture and a great flavor, Satina’s eating qualities     ADIRONDACK BLUE Several years ago I trialed
Mountain Rose shows good promise as a specialty        are comparable to Carola. An early- to mid-season         Adirondack Blue and was impressed with the
variety for chefs and market gardeners. A moist but    German variety with high yields and resistance to         results. Round to oblong, slightly flattened tubers
not waxy texture makes it suitable for most uses.      rhizoctonia, black leg, scab and hollow heart. Field      have glistening blue skin enclosing deep blue flesh
Early to medium maturity and high yields. Resistant    resistance to late blight; good resistance to tarnished   without the white vascular ring. The moist, flavorful
to second growth, hollow heart, shatter bruise,        plant bugs and leafhoppers. Very good storage.            flesh is superb for mashing or salads; it’s a favorite
and some viruses. Susceptible to fusarium dry rot.     250ST SATINA Conventional 2.5# $5.75,                     in taste tests. Very high in antioxidants. Spreading
Semi-erect plants with reddish-purple flowers.         5# $8.50, 10# $12.00, 20# $20.00, 50# $36.00              plants with tinges of blue have clusters of pure
552MR MOUNTAIN ROSE Organic 2.5# $6.35,                                                                          white flowers. This variety bruises easily during
5# $10.75, 10# $17.75, 20# $28.00, 50# $53.00                I'm just really, really glad to                     harvest and is extremely susceptible to fusarium
                                                         get these varieties at this price!                      soft rot. Grading has proven to be very difficult as
RED GOLD Always one of my favorites. Boiled                                                                      the soft rot spreads into the center of the potato
or steamed and tossed with butter, salt, and pars-                       -MC,Dauphin, PA
                                                                                                                 and is not readily visible on the surface.
ley, these will melt in your mouth. Rose red skin                                                                562DBO ADIRONDACK BLUE Organic
wraps around deep yellow flesh. Because it’s very      SUPERIOR Released in 1961 and having one                  2.5# $9.50, 5# $15.50, 10# $26.00, 20# $43.00,
early at 70 days, Red Gold is perfect for the market   of the same parents as Kennebec, Caribe and               50# $90.00
grower. Expect a huge set of 2"-3" babies under        Onaway, Superior is a widely-grown, popular
each plant. Moderately resistant to scab, with a       variety. Early maturing, moderately-high yields           ADIRONDACK RED Trialing this new release
short dormancy. Dark purple flowers on medium          and minimal skinning enables growers to dig and           from the Cornell breeding program several years            NEW! AUGUSTA Every year I grow many dif-
spreading plant. ORGANIC SEED NOT AVAILABLE            market quickly. Round to oblong tubers with buff,         ago, I was pleased with how well it performed.             ferent kinds of potatoes, some new, some familiar.
FOR 2012.                                              slightly flaky skin and white flesh are suitable for      Oblong, slightly flattened tubers have lightly netted      It’s always exciting to dig the trial varieties, seeing
241RG RED GOLD Conventional 2.5# $5.50,                many uses. Good resistance to internal defects and        purplish-red skin and pink-red flesh; flavorful and        the different colors, shapes and quantities that
5# $10.25, 10# $15.50, 20# $20.00, 50# $36.00          common scab. Years ago when we first started              moist. So tasty for roasting and salads! Plants            come out of the ground. Augusta, a newly released
                                                       growing our own food and buying local storage             have a heavy set high in the hill. Early maturity and      variety, has oval to long tubers with golden
SANGRE A beautiful potato with smooth, thick,                                                                    good storage. Contains naturally-occurring anthocy-
                                                       crops, Superior was the potato we ate and stored                                                                     skin and pink blushed eyes. High yields of 8-10
red skin and white flesh, having wonderful boiling                                                               anin, a powerful antioxidant. Spreading plant with         tubers per plant were blemish free. Though other
                                                       all winter. Medium plant with pale lilac flowers
and baking qualities. Stores well, maintaining good                                                              purple-red flowers sporting red anthers.                   sources called this one "waxy" I found it to be quite
                                                       having white tips and stripes extending to center.
skin color. Bulks up quickly, so it’s good for early                                                             567ARO ADIRONDACK RED Organic                              creamy, best for mashing, baking or frying. May be
                                                       253SU SUPERIOR Conventional 2.5# $4.40,
new potatoes. Resistant to hollow heart, moder-                                                                  2.5# $9.50, 5# $15.50, 10# $26.00, 20# $43.00,             a good substitute for Yukon Gold.
                                                       5# $7.50, 10# $11.60, 20# $14.75, 50# $20.00
ately resistant to scab. Expect few lavender flowers                                                             50# $90.00                                                 289AU AUGUSTA Conventional 2.5# $5.75,
on these large spreading plants.                       YUKON GOLD In the U.S., Yukon Gold is as                  274ARC ADIRONDACK RED Conventional                         5# $8.50, 10# $12.00, 20# $20.00, 50# $36.00
556SAO SANGRE Organic 2.5# $6.35, 5# $10.75,           synonymous with yellow-fleshed potatoes as Silver         2.5# $4.75, 5# $8.00, 10# $12.00 20# $16.75,
10# $17.75, 20# $28.00, 50# $53.00                     Queen is to white corn. Deservedly known as a             50# $26.00                                                 NEW! BLAZER RUSSET An early-maturing
247SAS SANGRE Sustainable 50# $36.00                   nice potato, with great flavor and excellent storage.                                                                russet with attractive smooth skin and excellent culi-
                                                       Very popular with growers and consumers alike.            BACK! ALL BLUE My family simply loves French               nary qualities. Plants emerge quickly and set 9-11
                                                       Oval tubers with finely flaked buff skin, distinctive     Fries made from this specialty potato! With deep-          tubers in the middle of the hill. Resistant to common
                                                       pink eyes, and light yellow flesh. Medium upright         blue skin and blue flesh sporting a ring of white,         and powdery scab, hollow heart, and growth cracks.
                                                       plant with light violet flowers.                          it fries up with an appetizing coppery-colored             Moderately resistant to early blight and late blight. A
                                                       559YGO YUKON GOLD Organic 2.5# $6.35,                     tinge. Respectable yields give you enough to store         large root system gives the plant some drought toler-
                                                       5# $10.75, 10# $18.25, 20# $28.00, 50# $54.00             through the winter. Look for blue blossoms and             ance. Large, upright vine with few white flowers.
                                                       260YGC YUKON GOLD Conventional 20# $14.75,                blue-veined stems on this medium-spreading plant.          577BL BLAZER RUSSET Organic 2.5# $6.35,
                                                       50# $20.00                                                573ABO ALL BLUE Organic 2.5# $6.35,                        5# $10.75, 10# $17.75, 20# $28.00, 50# $53.00
                                                                                                                 5# $10.50, 10# $17.60, 20# $29.00, 50# $53.00

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                                                     GOLDRUSH Released in 1992 by North Dakota,              KEUKA GOLD Expect high uniform yields from               PURPLE SUN (also known as Peter Wilcox)
                                                     Goldrush is a welcome addition to the russet            Keuka Gold, a recent release from the Cornell            Bred at USDA/Beltsville for high levels of vitamin C (40%
                                                     repertoire. Attractive oblong-to-long tubers with       breeding program. Part of the Public Seed Initiative     of RDA per serving) and the antioxidant carotenoid
                                                     smooth russeted skin and extremely white flesh are      in 2004, Keuka performed well under organic              (15% higher than Yukon Gold). Round to oblong
                                                     especially delicious for baking and fries. Mid-season   growing conditions. Though not as early as Yukon,        tubers have brilliant purple skin and dark yellow
                                                     maturity, high yields, resistance to hollow heart,      it may be a good substitute. Buff skin and light         flesh, occasionally streaked with purple. Large set of
                                                     common scab, verticillium wilt, and drought have        yellow flesh with eating qualities similar to Yukon      2"-3" tubers set high in the hill. Very tasty; excellent
                                                     made this variety popular. Large vigorous upright       Gold. Resistant to scab and golden nematode.             for roasting or boiling. Excellent storage. Exceptional
                                                     vine has light lavender flowers.                        White flowers on a strong vine.                          nutritional values and market appeal make it a good
                                                     292GO GOLDRUSH Conventional 2.5# $4.40,                 592KUO KEUKA GOLD Organic 2.5# $8.25,                    choice. Spreading plant with mauve flowers.
                                                     5# $7.50, 10# $11.60, 20# $14.75, 50# $20.00            5# $14.10, 10# $21.00, 20# $35.00, 50# $75.00            314PSC PURPLE SUN Conventional
                                                                                                             305KUC KEUKA GOLD Conventional 20# $14.75,               2.5# $5.75, 5# $8.50, 10# $12.00, 20# $20.00,
                                                     KENNEBEC Released by the USDA in 1948,
                                                                                                             50# $20.00                                               50# $36.00
                                                     Kennebec is still one of the top-ten varieties grown
                                                     in Maine. And no wonder! It’s very dependable                   Thank you so much for                            PURPLE VIKING Truly a beautiful potato, with
                                                     under most growing conditions, with high yields of                                                               deep purple skin dappled with pink splashes and
                                                     large, white-fleshed tubers. Good field resistance to          your wonderful business
                                                                                                                                                                      stripes. Bright white and creamy-good, the flesh
                                                     late blight. You can cook Kennebec any way – boil,              and informative catalog.                         bakes or mashes perfectly. This variety produces
                                                     mash, or bake – and enjoy a superb meal every                                      SJW, Bostic, NC               what we call "lunkers," large oversized potatoes, so
CAROLA Just about everyone grows this golden         time. Excellent storage. Loads of white flowers                                                                  plant close (8"-10") to control size. Small-to-medium
yellow tuber. The color of its sunny flesh is        cover this large plant.                                 NICOLA When I trialed Nicola, I was impressed            spreading plant has some resistance to leafhoppers.
reminiscent of butter from cows fresh on pasture.    584KEO KENNEBEC Organic 2.5# $8.25,                     by the generous yields of huge potatoes, all golden-     615PVO PURPLE VIKING Organic 2.5# $6.35,
The creamy texture and exquisite flavor is a         5# $14.00, 10# $21.00, 20# $35.00, 50# $75.00           skinned and golden-fleshed. Eating them was              5# $10.75, 10# $17.75, 20# $28.00, 50# $53.00
pleasure, whether steamed, boiled, baked, or         300KEC KENNEBEC Conventional 20# $14.75,                another delight! Home fries with onions, salt, and       318PVS PURPLE VIKING Sustainable
fried. Originally from Germany, Carola has made      50# $20.00                                              butter were scrumptious. Nicola has a lower glyce-       50# $36.00
a name for itself here with home gardeners,                                                                  mic index than most varieties. Consistency makes it
market farmers, and consumers alike. White           KERR’S PINK We never seem to have enough
                                                     of this heirloom from Ireland. First released in        a good choice for the market grower. Developed in
flowers; medium-spreading plant.                                                                             the Netherlands and Germany. Immune to viruses;
578CAO CAROLA Organic 2.5# $6.35, 5# $10.90,         1917, it is still widely grown today. The texture                                                                   How Much Seed Potato Do I Need?
                                                     is what the Irish call "floury" – that is, not really   resistant to blight.
10# $18.75, 20# $30.00, 50# $58.00
                                                                                                             597NIO NICOLA Organic 2.5# $6.35, 5# $10.75,
281CAC CAROLA Sustainable 50# $36.00                 mealy like a russet, but drier than most varieties.
                                                                                                             10# $17.75, 20# $28.00, 50# $53.00
                                                     To our taste, it’s delicately creamy, lending itself
NEW! EVA Another excellent variety released                                                                  311NIS NICOLA Sustainable 50# $36.00
                                                     well to mashing (with milk and butter, of course!).
from the Cornell breeding program. The outstand-     This is our daughter Rosie’s favorite "yummy for        PURPLE MAJESTY Majestic purple flesh inside
ing appearance of the round oval tubers even in      the tummy." Round tubers with pink blushed beige        satiny purple skin beautifully describes this newly-
a less-than ideal growing year such as Maine had     skin, darker pink eyes and white flesh are classic.     released variety from Colorado. All Blue crossed
in 2011 convinced me to offer this variety. Bright   White flowers on medium spreading plant.                with a white fleshed chipping variety has produced
white skin and white flesh with texture a little     587KP KERR’S PINK Organic 2.5# $6.35,                   a royal potato exceptionally high in anthocyanin,
mealy lend these tubers to mashing, baking, and      5# $10.75, 10# $17.75, 20# $28.00, 50# $53.00           an antioxidant. Oblong tubers make stunning chips
home-made chips! Excellent storage. Resistant to                                                             or fries. Resistant to most viruses, susceptible to
golden nematode, common scab, viruses, early                                                                                                                                        1# will plant 5-8 ft of row
                                                            Your potatoes were a joy to                      fusarium dry rot. Ideal for early market or summer                   2.5# will plant 12-20 ft of row
blight and hollow heart. Medium, semi-erect plant                                                            eating; good for short-term storage only.
with white flowers.                                     all who enjoyed them last year.                                                                                              5# will plant 25 ft of row
                                                                                                             608PM PURPLE MAJESTY Organic 2.5# $6.35,                              20# will plant 100 ft of row
285EV EVA Conventional 2.5# $4.40, 5# $7.75,                  The best I have ever had.                      5# $10.75, 10# $17.75, 20# $28.00, 50# $53.00
10# $11.75, 20# $14.90, 50# $21.00                                                    - EH, Dayton, WA                                                                       For fingerlings, use half these amounts.


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ROSE GOLD We are pleased to be able to offer
Rose Gold in response to many requests. Selected
                                                                   YELLOW FINN When you taste Yellow Finn you
                                                                   will truly understand why in Europe it is considered
                                                                                                                               Late-Season Potatoes (90-110 DAYS)
from a 1970 cross made in Ontario of Abenaki and                   a gourmet potato. The dark yellow flesh is moist
G6521-4RY, the male parent of Red Gold. Pink-red                   with a little mealiness, excellent for baking,
skin encloses bright yellow flesh with outstanding                 mashing, or frying. Butter? Sour cream, anyone?
eating qualities. Great for soups or dishes such                   Distinctly pear-shaped flat round tubers will set
as scalloped potatoes. Yields of large round-oval                  close and far from the plant. Have the children
tubers are comparable to Kennebec. Resistant to                    help you dig these.
viruses, rhizoctonia (black scurf) and silver scurf;               680YF YELLOW FINN Organic 2.5# $6.35,
moderately resistant to scab. Fair storage, so                     5# $10.75, 10# $17.75, 20# $28.00, 50# $53.00
eat quickly. Medium-sized, semi-erect plant with
numerous lavender flowers.
642RE ROSE GOLD Organic 2.5# $9.50,                                            I always look forward to
5# $15.50, 10# $26.00, 20# $43.00, 50# $90.00                                placing my order with you!
                                                                                                         – KB, Glenview, IL


                                                                                                                               BINTJE A classic Dutch variety released in 1910,          DESIREE Released by the Netherlands in 1962,
                                                                                                                               Bintje (pronounced "benjee") is still widely grown        Desiree has become quite popular in England and
                                                                                                                               in Europe. Oblong tubers have smooth yellow skin          Europe. Long, oval tubers with beautiful rosy skin
                                                                                                                               and creamy golden flesh. Yummy for corn chowder           and creamy yellow flesh. Excellent for salads, boil-
                                                                                                                               made with locally-grown bacon and your own corn.          ing, or mashing. Good drought tolerance; moderate
   Potato Cheese Corn Chowder                                                                                                  Produces a large tuber set, so space the plants at        resistance to scab, and good storage. Upright plant
                                                                                                                               16"-18". Resistant to viruses but can be suscep-          with lots of red-violet flowers.
   ½ lb. thick-cut bacon, chopped into ¾" pieces                  1-2 cups extra-sharp cheddar cheese, chopped or grated
                                                                                                                               tible to scab and late blight. Compact medium plant       732DS DESIREE Organic 2.5# $6.35, 5# $10.75,
   2 large flavorful onions, chopped into ½" pieces               1 15-oz. can of creamed corn (or 2 cups fresh corn ker-      with small white flowers.                                 10# $17.75, 20# $28.00, 50# $53.00
   5 unpeeled medium-sized potatoes cut into 1" cubes             nels, or 2 cups frozen corn kernels thawed and drained)      710BJ BINTJE Organic 2.5# $6.35, 5# $10.75,
                                                                                                                                                                                         GERMAN BUTTERBALL This is my favorite pota-
   2 large bay leaves                                             Milk to thin the soup, if desired                            10# $17.75, 20# $28.00, 50# $53.00
                                                                                                                                                                                         to, a round to oblong tuber with lightly netted golden
   2 sprigs fresh thyme, or 1-2 teaspoons dried, to taste         Freshly-ground black pepper
                                                                                                                               CANELA RUSSET A late maturing russet with                 skin that wraps around deep yellow flesh. Slightly
   1-2 cups well-flavored chicken or vegetable stock              Chopped parsley, to garnish
                                                                                                                               high yields and smooth attractive appearance.             mealy, this beauty is superb for everything – frying,
                                                                                                                               Long, oblong-flattened tubers have heavy russet           baking, mashing, soups – you name it. Resistant to
    Place a heavy-bottomed medium-sized soup pot over medium-high heat. Add the bacon and cook it until it is crisp.
    Using a slotted spoon, remove the crisped bacon to a small bowl. Add the chopped onions to the bacon fat. Adjust
                                                                                                                               skin and bright white flesh. Tubers set in the middle     scab and viruses; some field resistance to late blight,
    the heat to medium, and cook the onions just until they are soft. Do not let the onions brown.                             of the hill and average 9-10 tubers per plant. This       but susceptible to rhizoctonia. Large upright vigorous
                                                                                                                               performed well in our trials in 2008 and tastes           plant with white blossoms.
    When the onions are soft, add the potatoes, the bay leaves and thyme, and 1-2 cups chicken stock. If you prefer a thick
                                                                                                                               good too! Excellent for fries and baking. Resistant       740GBO GERMAN BUTTERBALL Organic
    soup, or if you plan to add milk to the soup later on, add the lesser amount, but be sure that the potatoes are covered.
                                                                                                                               to viruses and has a long dormancy.                       2.5# $6.35, 5# $10.75, 10# $17.75, 20# $28.00,
    Cover the pot, and cook until the potatoes are soft.
                                                                                                                               729CN CANELA RUSSET Organic 2.5# $6.35,                   50# $53.00
    When the potatoes are cooked, crush them with a potato masher, leaving some lumps. Reduce the heat to medium-              5# $10.75, 10# $17.75, 20# $28.00, 50# $53.00             321GBS GERMAN BUTTERBALL Sustainable
    low. Add the cheese, starting with just one cup; taste, and add more if desired.                                                                                                     50# $36.00
    After the cheese melts, stir in the corn, the reserved bacon, and plenty of freshly-ground black pepper, and let the
    soup heat for a few moments. Taste before salting. Remove the bay leaves and the thyme stems. Garnish with
                                                                                                                                      Keep up the good work,                                     More Late-Season Potatoes
    chopped fresh parsley. Serve hot.                                                                                              good quality and fair prices.                                        on page 16
                                                                                                                                                        – CC, Red Creek, NY


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                                                                                    Specs™
  VARIETY                          PAGE        SKIN COLOR                  FLESH COLOR          SHAPE           MATURITY    YIELD          STORAGE       BEST USES
  FINGERLING POTATOES
  Banana                           page 6      tan                         dark yellow          fingerling      mid         high           good          salads, roasting
  French Fingerling                page 6      rose-red                    yellow w/red ring    fingerling      late        high           good          salads, roasting
  Laratte                          page 6      tan                         dark yellow          fingerling      mid-late    high           good          salads, roasting
  Peanut NEW!                      page 6      tan                         dark yellow          fingerling      late        medium-high    good          salads, roasting
  Purple Peruvian                  page 6      purple                      dark purple          fingerling      very late   medium-high    good          salads, roasting
  Red Thumb                        page 7      bright red                  dark pink            fingerling      late        high           good          salads, roasting
  Rose Finn Apple                  page 7      rose-blushed beige          dark yellow          fingerling      mid-late    medium-high    good          salads, roasting
  BLUE-SKINNED POTATOES
  Adirondack Blue                  page 9      deep blue                   blue                 oblong          mid         high           good          salads, boiling, fries
  All Blue                         page 9      deep blue                   blue w/ white ring   oblong          mid         medium-high    good          salads, boiling, fries
  Purple Majesty                   page 11     purple                      purple               oblong          early-mid   medium-high    fair          salads, boiling, fries
  Purple Sun                       page 11     purple                      yellow               round-oblong    mid         medium-high    excellent     all purpose
  Purple Viking                    page 11     pink-splashed purple        white                round           mid         high           excellent     mashing, baking
  RED-SKINNED POTATOES
  Chieftan                         page 7      red                         white                round           early-mid   high           good          steam, boiling
  Colorado Rose                    page 7      red                         white                oval            early       high           good          salads, roasting
  Dark Red Norland                 page 7      dark red                    white                round           early       high           fair          steam, boiling
  Mountain Rose                    page 8      red                         red                  oval            early-mid   high           fair          all purpose
  Red Gold                         page 8      rose-red                    deep yellow          round           early       high           fair          steam, boiling
  Sangre                           page 8      dark red                    white                oval            early       high           excellent     all purpose
  Adirondack Red                   page 9      purplish-red                pink-red             oblong          early-mid   medium-high    good          boiling, mashing
  Rose Gold                        page 12     pink-red                    deep yellow          oblong          mid         medium-high    fair          salads, roasting
  Desiree                          page 13     rose red                    deep yellow          oblong          late        medium-high    good          salads, roasting
  Red Maria (NY 129)               page 16     bright red                  white                round           late        high           good          all purpose
  Red Pontiac                      page 16     dark red                    white                round-oblong    late        medium-high    excellent     mashing
  YELLOW POTATOES
  Satina                           page 8      yellow                      yellow               oval-round      early-mid   high           good          all purpose
  Yukon Gold                       page 8      buff w/pink eyes            yellow               oval            early       low-medium     excellent     all purpose
  Augusta NEW!                     page 9      yellow w/pink eyes          yellow               oval-long       mid         high           good          mashing, frying
  Carola                           page 10     yellow                      yellow               oblong          mid         medium         good          all purpose
  Keuka Gold                       page 11     buff                        yellow               round           mid         high           good          all purpose
  Nicola                           page 11     yellow                      yellow               oval            mid         high           good          all purpose
  Yellow Finn                      page 12     yellow                      yellow               oval-flat       mid         medium-high    excellent     boiling, mashing or frying
  German Butterball                page 13     netted yellow               yellow               round-oblong    late        high           excellent     baking, fries
  Bintje                           page 13     yellow                      yellow               oblong          late        high           excellent     soups, mashing
  Lehigh NEW!                      page 16     buff                        yellow               round-oblong    late        high           excellent     baking, fries
  BUFF-SKINNED POTATOES
  Cobbler                          page 7      buff                        white                round           early       high           fair          steam, boiling
  Superior                         page 8      buff                        white                round           early       high           good          all purpose
  Eva NEW!                         page 10     buff                        white                round           mid         high           good          all purpose
  Kennebec                         page 10     buff                        white                oblong          mid         high           excellent     all purpose
  Green Mountain                   page 16     light tan                   white                oblong          late        medium         excellent     baking, fries
  Katahdin                         page 16     buff                        white                flat-round      late        high           excellent     all purpose
  OTHER SPECIALTIES
  Blazer Russet NEW!               page 9      smooth russet               white                oblong-long     mid         high           excellent     baking, fries
  Canela Russet                    page 13     heavy russet                white                oblong          late        high           good          baking, fries
  GoldRush                         page 10     smooth russet               white                oblong-long     mid         high           excellent     baking, fries
  Kerr's Pink                      page 10     pink blushed beige          white                round           mid         medium-high    good          soups, mashing

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Late-Season Potatoes (continued from page 13)             RED MARIA (a.k.a. NY 129) Finally, we
                                                                                                                  Alliums                                                    NEW! ONION TRANSPLANTS
                                                          have a beautiful name for "NY 129," a late-season
GREEN MOUNTAIN Famous for its marvelous                                                                                                                                      We are excited to offer locally-grown, certified
                                                          red potato developed by the Cornell breeding            All onions, shallots, and garlic belong
flavor and exceptional baking qualities. An heirloom                                                                                                                         organic onion transplants provided by our young
                                                          program. I’ve grown this variety in my trials           to the Allium family. Each type
released in 1885, bred in the Green Mountains of                                                                                                                             farmer neighbor. We have chosen three well-known
                                                          several times and was always impressed with the         produces bulbs (single or
Vermont. Produces a high yield of light tan-skinned,                                                                                                                         long day varieties that we feel should do well for
                                                          yield and uniformity of these large, round tubers.      divided into cloves) or sets
white-fleshed tubers that store exceedingly well.                                                                                                                            you. They are offered in bunches of 60-75 bare-
                                                          Bright, red skin is lightly textured and holds color
Resistant to verticillium, blackleg, and fusarium stor-                                                           and are shipped either in the                              rooted plants. We will ship on Mondays from April
                                                          well in storage. Few pick-outs and internal defects.
age rot, but susceptible to scab and viruses. Large
                                                          Resistant to golden nematode and common scab.           spring or fall depending on                                2, 2012 until May 14, 2012. Please specify your
spreading plant with big, white flowers. Supplies of                                                              planting times for each type.                              preferred shipping date on the order form. Use
                                                          Red-purple flowers on a dark, green upright plant
organic seed is limited; order early.                                                                                                                                        the chart below to determine your order deadline.
                                                          showed some resistance to leafhoppers and tar-
748GMO GREEN MOUNTAIN Organic
                                                          nished plant bugs.                                                                                                 Recommended transplant time is 2-4 weeks before
2.5# $8.00, 5# $14.00, 10# $19.00, 20# $30.00,
                                                          765RM RED MARIA Organic 2.5# $6.75,                     ONION SETS                                                 your last frost. Check with your local extension
50# $60.00
                                                          5# $10.75, 10# $18.25, 20# $29.00, 50# $56.00
                                                                                                                                                                             agency for information on frost dates for your area.
326GMC GREEN MOUNTAIN Conventional                                                                                STUTTGARTER ONION SETS The old standby
20# $14.75, 50# $20.00                                    RED PONTIAC I’ve always liked this potato                                                                          NEW! COPRA ONION TRANSPLANT Yellow
                                                                                                                  for yellow storage onions from sets. 2"-3" diameter
                                                          for mashing, due to its especially good flavor and                                                                 globe onion well-known for long storage. Uniform
NEW! LEHIGH Over the past several seasons,                                                                        bulbs are flat-bottomed and have a nice strong fla-
                                                          texture. Dark red smooth skin on oblong to round                                                                   globes with thin necks dry down well and have the
I’ve been impressed by this variety’s performance,                                                                vor. Excellent storage into June. For the best yields,
                                                          tubers with white flesh. Though Red Pontiac is                                                                     highest sugars of storage type onions.
but with Keuka Gold as one of its parents, I                                                                      plant as soon as the ground can be worked. Onions
                                                                                                                                                                             1106CP COPRA – SPRING SHIP – Organic
                                                          susceptible to second growth and hollow heart,          are picky; feed well and keep them weeded. Approx.
shouldn’t have been surprised. It was bred at                                                                                                                                1# (1 bunch of 60-75 plants) $22.00
                                                          the yield and storage qualities still make it a         200 sets per pound.
Cornell and released jointly in 2007 by Cornell,
                                                          good choice. With its large set and early bulking,      110ST STUTTGARTER - SPRING SHIP -                          NEW! REDWING ONION TRANSPLANT
Penn. State, and the University of Maine. It is
                                                          some growers may find this variety useful for new       Conventional ½# $4.00, 1# $5.00, 3# $12.50,                Everyone’s favorite red storage onion. Large uni-
named for Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley, where, in
                                                          potatoes. These spuds get huge; plant a little closer   10# $34.00, 25# $65.00                                     form, deep-red globes store well into May. Deep
extensive trials, potato growers found that Lehigh
                                                          (8"-10") to control size. Large spreading plant has                                                                red color in the rings and a nice juicy onion flavor is
offered consistently high yields across very diverse
                                                          light purple flowers with white tips.                   RED BARON ONION SETS A really nice red                     perfect for sandwiches and sautéing.
growing regions. These round to oblong, slightly
                                                          334RP RED PONTIAC Conventional                          onion with flavor not too pungent. Great raw in            1123RW REDWING – SPRING SHIP – Organic
flattened tubers with appealing yellow flesh provide
good flavor for soups, mashing, or fries. Resistant
                                                          2.5# $4.40, 5# $7.50, 10# $11.90, 20# $14.75,           salads and sandwiches. Though not as large or high-        1# (1 bunch of 60-75 plants) $22.00
to blackspot bruise; tolerant to scab. Semi-erect
                                                          50# $20.00                                              yielding as Stuttgarter, Red Baron is a nice addition
                                                                                                                                                                             NEW! AILSA CRAIG ONION TRANSPLANT
plant with white flowers.                                                                                         to your onion bin. I’ve experienced good storage,
                                                                                                                                                                             This is the onion to exhibit at your local fair for
332LH LEHIGH Conventional 2.5# $4.40,
                                                                                                                  easily into May. Keep them fed and weeded; they
                                                                                                                                                                             those prize-winning huge onions! It’s a Spanish
5# $7.50, 10# $11.60, 20# $14.75, 50# $20.00
                                                                                                                  don’t like competition. Approx. 200 sets per pound.
                                                                                                                                                                             type with mild flavor, known for early yields and
                                                                                                                  115RB RED BARON - SPRING SHIP -
KATAHDIN Still very popular here in the                                                                                                                                      cool weather tolerance. Short-term storage.
                                                                                                                  Conventional ½# $4.50, 1# $5.50, 3# $13.00,
                                                                                                                                                                             1134AI AILSA CRAIG – SPRING SHIP – Organic
Northeast, this old standard has been around                                                                      10# $35.00, 25# $80.00
                                                                                                                                                                             1# (1 bunch of 60-75 plants) $22.00
since 1932. Flat to round tubers with smooth buff
skin and white flesh. High-yielding and drought-
resistant; adaptable to many growing conditions.
One of the best for any of your winter soups.
                                                                                                                                              ONION TRANSPLANT ORDER DEADLINES
Excellent storage. Numerous light purple flowers
on large spreading plants.
330KAC KATAHDIN Conventional 2.5# $4.40,                                                                           Ship Date:       April 2       April 9      April 16      April 23      April 30       May 7        May 14
5# $7.50, 10# $11.90, 20# $14.75, 50# $20.00                                                                       Order By:        Jan 30        Feb 6         Feb 13       Feb 20         Feb 27        Mar 5         Mar 12


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SHALLOTS & POTATO ONIONS                                      so their small size becomes an advantage. Storage?          POTATO ONIONS Similar to shallots, as they                  NEW! EGYPTIAN WALKING
                                                              Into July! Plant one shallot bulb and you’ll get a          divide into clusters. Why are they called "potato           ONIONS
PICASSO DUTCH SHALLOTS A new,                                 cluster of 6-10 plants. These can be pulled off for         onions"? I’ve wondered that myself. When harvest-
improved shallot with rich, red-brown skin and                green scallions or left to mature into bulbs for stor-      ing, though, I noticed that the bulbs clustered under-      NEW! EGYPTIAN WALKING ONIONS A
crisp pink-tinged flesh. Mild flavored bulbs are great        age. Feed ‘em and weed ‘em.                                 neath each other like a hill of potatoes. Another           hardy perennial onion that may be enjoyed in
for fresh use in salads or sautéed veggies. Stores            500RS RED SUN - FALL SHIP - Organic 1# $14.00,              allium with great storage qualities well into June or       several different ways. Plant the bulbs or bulblets
well after harvest.                                           3# $39.00, 10# $120.00, 25# $225.00                         July. Flavor is strong and smooth; not as pungent as        in the fall, then harvest the green sprouts early in
124PC PICASSO - SPRING SHIP - Conventional                                                                                Stuttgarter. Clusters of 10-12 bulbs have a large size      the spring or any time throughout the season. Use
1# $7.00, 3# $16.00, 10# $48.00, 25# $85.00                   YELLOW MOON DUTCH SHALLOTS High-                                                                                        the bulblets, the small onions that form in a cluster
                                                              quality golden skinned, round bulbs produce                 range from ½" to 3". Approx. 15-20 sets per pound.
RED SUN FRENCH SHALLOTS I was never                                                                                       504POF POTATO ONIONS – FALL SHIP – Organic                  at the top of the stalk, at any time. And the bulbs
                                                              heavily and mature early. Bulbs have a sweet                                                                            themselves can be dug and eaten anytime from
entranced with French shallots as I thought they                                                                          1# $14.00, 3# $39.00, 10# $120.00, 25# $225.00
                                                              delicate flavor and aroma. Stores well.                                                                                 midsummer through fall. Because this a perennial
were too little to bother with. But having to use             508YMO YELLOW MOON - SPRING SHIP - Organic
them when my regular onions were gone, I really                                                                                                                                       plant, the bulbs should be planted in the fall or
                                                              1# $10.00, 3# $28.00, 10# $95.00, 25# $190.00                                                                           left in the ground, as storage is poor. The bulblets,
came to enjoy their exquisite flavor. The distinctive         128YMC YELLOW MOON - SPRING SHIP -
taste means you only need to use a few at a time,
                                                                                                                                We love your                                          however, may be dried and stored. Or you may
                                                              Conventional 10# $48.00, 25# $85.00                                                                                     leave them on the stalk; they will fall over and
                                                                                                                               potatoes & shallots!
                                                                                                                                  – AH, Sackets Harbor, NY                            "walk" to a new place to set down roots! Very
                                                                                                                                                                                      prolific, hardy, and fun!

ONION VARIETY
                 Alison’s Alliums™
                              PG     TYPE                                SKIN COLOR            FLESH COLOR                  STORAGE        FLAVOR            COMMENTS
                                                                                                                                                                                      495EY EGYPTIAN WALKING ONION – FALL SHIP
                                                                                                                                                                                      – Sustainable 25 sets $10.00

Single Bulb
Stuttgarter                   17     single bulb                         yellow                white                        excellent      strong            dependable
Red Baron                     17     single bulb                         red                   purple/white                 good           medium strong     good raw                     How Much Onion or
Ailsa Craig
Copra
                              17
                              17
                                     single bulb
                                     single bulb
                                                                         yellow
                                                                         yellow
                                                                                               white
                                                                                               white
                                                                                                                            fair
                                                                                                                            excellent
                                                                                                                                           mild
                                                                                                                                           strong
                                                                                                                                                             for the fair
                                                                                                                                                             awesome storage
                                                                                                                                                                                         Garlic Seed Do I Need?
Redwing                       17     single bulb                         red                   purple/white                 good           medium strong     salads with color
                                                                                                                                                                                           1# Onion sets (200 sets per pound)
Multiplier Onion                                                                                                                                                                                will plant 100 ft of row.
Egyptian Walking Onion        19     large plant with bulbs & topsets    yellow                white                        poor           medium sweet      perennial & prolific
Potato Onion                  19     cluster of bulbs                    yellow                white                        excellent      strong            very prolific
Red Sun French Shallot        18     cluster of bulbs                    reddish purple        purple/white                 excellent      medium sweet      exquisite flavor
                                                                                                                                                                                        1# Shallots or Potato Onions (15-20 sets
Picasso Dutch Shallot         18     cluster of bulbs                    red-brown             pink-tinged                  excellent      mild              easy to grow                 per pound) will plant 7-10 ft of row.
Yellow Moon Dutch Shallot     18     cluster of bulbs                    golden                white                        excellent      sweet             easy to grow
GARLIC VARIETY                PG     TYPE                                PAPER COLOR           CLOVE SKIN COLOR             STORAGE        FLAVOR            COMMENTS
                                                                                                                                                                                           1# Garlic (30-60 cloves per pound)
                                                                                                                                                                                           will plant 20-40 ft of row depending
Porcelain-hardneck
Georgian Crystal              19     bulb w/cloves                       white                 brown-tinged red             very good      hot               winter hardy                              on the variety.
Georgian Fire                 20     bulb w/cloves                       white                 tan-streaked maroon          very good      hot               winter hardy
German Extra-Hardy            20     bulb w/cloves                       white                 dark red                     very good      hot               winter hardy
Rocambole-hardneck
German Red                    20     bulb w/cloves                       white/pinkish-red pinkish-red tinge                very good      medium fire       winter hardy
Phillips                      20     bulb w/cloves                       white               tan                            good           medium fire       winter hardy
Russian Red                   20     bulb w/cloves                       copper-purple/white brown                          good           strong-sweet      winter hardy
Artichoke-softneck
Inchelium Red                 20     bulb w/cloves                       white                 tan                          very good      mild              winter hardy
Polish Red                    20     bulb w/cloves                       purplish red/tan      tan-blushed purplish-red     excellent      smooth fire       winter hardy

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                                                                                                                           PHILLIPS An heirloom rocambole garlic collected           softneck varieties. Easy peeling and very long stor-
Garlic Seed for Fall Planting                                                                                              from a gardener in Phillips, Maine by Will Bonsall
                                                                                                                           of the Scatterseed Project. Known for its large
                                                                                                                                                                                     age; we’ve enjoyed these as late as July! Good
                                                                                                                                                                                     flavor, though milder than the porcelain varieties.
This year, we offer six stiffneck varieties and two softneck varieties, all certified organic and                          bulbs, winter hardiness, and good storage. Gaining        The demand has been stronger than the supply.
grown here in Maine. All garlic is grown in soils tested for garlic bloat nematode, and all are hardy                      popularity here in Maine.                                 Limited supply; order early.
and productive in our northern climate. 2" minimum bulbs. Order now and we will ship in the fall                           151PH PHILLIPS Organic ½# $10.00, 1# $18.00,              148PR POLISH RED Organic ½# $12.00,
starting in mid- September 2012. Planting instructions will be sent with your order. You may also                          5# $68.00, 20# $209.00                                    1# $20.00, 5# $80.00 (Limit 1 pkg. per customer.)
download the instructions at www.mainepotatolady.com.
                                                                                                                           POLISH RED We’ve been growing this soft-neck              RUSSIAN RED A popular rocambole grown
                                                            GEORGIAN FIRE We chose this porcelain hard-                    or "artichoke" garlic for many years. It came to us       for its large copper-veined, purple blotched bulbs.
                                                            neck garlic for its large bulbs and beautiful, papery          from a grower in New York and may have been               Strong flavor with a sweet aftertaste. Brought to
                                                            white skins. And of course, we love the fiery flavor.          called Polish White at the time. In our soils, the        the Northwest by Russian Doukhobor immigrants
                                                            Its cloves (4-7 tall, fat ones) are a glistening tan           coloring has changed to show a definite tint of           in the 1900s. 8-13 brown cloves per bulb. Doubles
                                                            streaked with maroon. Tall, majestic plants have               purplish-red on the outer skins. Very hardy and           are common. Very winter-hardy.
                                                            swirly scapes and are very hardy.                              prolific. Expect 6-10 large fat cloves, tan blushed       153RR RUSSIAN RED Organic ½# $10.00,
                                                            140GF GEORGIAN FIRE Organic ½# $10.50,                         with purplish-red. No small inner cloves like most        1# $18.00, 5# $68.00, 20# $209.00
ALISON’S GARLIC SAMPLER Here’s an                           1# $18.50, 5# $69.00, 20# $210.00
opportunity to try some different types and varieties
                                                            GERMAN RED The standard rocambole that we
of garlic. "Alison’s Garlic Sampler" offers four half-
pound packages of different varieties that include at       all love. This was one of the first stiff-necked variet-
                                                            ies to become widely popular. White wrappers with a
                                                                                                                           Soils Are Alive!
least two different types; our choice.                                                                                     Our soils are alive! At LaCourse Family Farm, we have grown our own food for many years. We see and feel
130AS ALISON'S GARLIC SAMPLER Organic                       slight pinkish-red tinge over flattened bulbs. Its eight
                                                                                                                           the fullness and life in our soil. We know that the healthy soil needed to support us now and in the future
(Four ½# pkts) 2# $40.00                                    to fifteen brown-skinned cloves peel easily. You’ll
                                                            love the spicy, rich garlic flavor with a little fire. Loves   must be balanced in nutrients, humus, and healthy soil organisms. We feed our soil with organic matter and
GEORGIAN CRYSTAL We’ve been growing                         the cold, northern winters and stores into the spring.         soil amendments because we know that healthy soil will feed our plants and nourish our bodies. We are
Georgian Crystal for many years and we’ve enjoyed           142GR GERMAN RED Organic ½# $10.00,                            pleased to offer a selection of cover crops, soil amendments, and microorganisms to help you develop a rich,
its consistent yields and size. A porcelain hard-neck       1# $18.00, 5# $68.00, 20# $209.00                              healthy soil in which to grow nutritious crops.
variety that is very hardy here in central Maine, its
satiny white bulb wrappers cover 3-7 fat cloves,            INCHELIUM RED A popular "artichoke" garlic                     Cover Crops & Green Manures                               BUCKWHEAT With its wide, heart-shaped leaves
with brown skins slightly tinged with red. It has a         that has a soft neck ideal for braiding. These bulbs           We incorporate cover crops and green manures into         and rapid growth, buckwheat is the best green
nice robust flavor that’s a little hot. Stores well until   easily grow to 3" with 9-20 cloves each! The mild              our farm plan and rotations to build beneficial lev-      manure crop for weed suppression. Buckwheat is
April. Originates in the Republic of Georgia between        flavor is great for roasting and general use. Feed,            els of organic matter and humus in our soil. Green        also widely used for building worn-out soils, as it
the Black Sea and the Aral Sea.                             water, and weed well for the best yield and bulb               manure or "plow down" crops can add substantial           accumulates phosphorous, potassium, calcium, and
133GC GEORGIAN CRYSTAL Organic                              size. Stores easily for 6-9 months.                            amounts of enriching biomass or organic matter to         nitrogen, making all these nutrients available to the
½# $10.00, 1# $18.00, 5# $68.00, 20# $209.00                144IR INCHELIUM RED Organic ½# $10.50,                         the soil. Legumes provide essential nitrogen. As this     next crop. Its fibrous root system improves soil aera-
                                                            1# $18.50, 5# $69.00, 20# $210.00                              matter feeds the soil organisms, they in turn break       tion and friability, encouraging earthworm activity.
GERMAN EXTRA-HARDY Also called German                                                                                                                                                Plant after danger of frost, then work into the soil at
                                                            MUSIC Beautiful porcelain hard-neck type having                down the organic matter and release a wealth of
Stiffneck, German White or Northern White. Very                                                                                                                                      6-8 weeks before the flowers set seed. Or plant as a
                                                            4-7 huge, uniform cloves with a sweet, pungent fla-            nutrients to feed the next crop. Cover crops protect
winter-hardy porcelain variety having a large root sys-                                                                                                                              late summer or fall cover crop 40-60 days before the
                                                            vor. NOT AVAILABLE FOR 2012 AS WE INCREASE                     against erosion, holding together all that precious
tem to help withstand the freezing and thawing cycle                                                                                                                                 first frost; leave it to winterkill, then plant directly into
                                                            OUR PLANTING STOCK.                                                                topsoil that we have worked
that heaves the bulbs out of the ground. Very white                                                                                                                                  it in the spring. Buckwheat does better on poor soils
                                                                                                                                                 hard to build up. Here is a
wrappers over 3-5 dark red cloves. Large well-formed                                                                                                                                 than any other cover crop, but it does not like hot, dry
                                                             I'm so thrilled to finally have the                                                         selection of the basic
heads have a strong and robust flavor. Stores well.
                                                             opportunity to order garlic and have all                                                       green manure crops       conditions. Seed at 45-90#/acre or 2#/1000 sq ft.
136GE GERMAN EXTRA-HARDY Organic
                                                             my desires available. – RC, Henniker, NH                                                       that we use.             902BK BUCKWHEAT Organic 2# $5.50, 5# $9.75,
½# $10.50, 1# $18.50, 5# $69.00, 20# $210.00
                                                                                                                                                                                     25# $36.00, 50# $72.00

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NEW! MUSTARD Mustards and other bras-                      any time, from spring (as soon as the soil can be         FIELD PEAS We like to plant this legume with               oats. Frost seed at 15-20#/acre or ½#/1000 sq
sica cover crops are becoming popular for rapid fall       worked) right up until the end of September. Plant        oats for a real soil-building crop. The grains provide     ft. Pre-inoculated with N-Tex (OMRI).
growth, huge biomass production, and nutrient scav-        at a rate of 100#/acre or 3#/1000 sq ft.                  ample biomass, as well as stalks for the peas to           904MR MEDIUM RED CLOVER Organic
enging. Most brassica species, mustards in particular,     915OT OATS Organic 2# $4.00, 5# $6.00,                    climb, and the peas provide nitrogen. Field pea            ½# $7.00, 2# $14.00, 10# $65.00, 25# $130.00,
release chemical agents called glucosalinates, that        25# $23.00, 48# $34.00                                    residues decompose rapidly, contributing up to 1.7         50# $210.00
when incorporated into the soil are toxic to soil-borne                                                              tons of dry matter and 100 pounds of nitrogen per
                                                           WINTER RYE We always plant rye for winter
pathogens and pests (fungi, nematodes, and some                                                                      acre. Field peas like cool moist growing conditions
                                                           cover after the potatoes are harvested, as well as
weeds). Mustards will suppress verticillium, rhizoc-
                                                           in any other field that is open. Rye is very hardy
                                                                                                                     and are frost-tolerant once established. Seed at           Soil-Building Mixes
tonia, fusarium, sclerotinia and apahanamyces (root                                                                  70-160#/acre or 4#/1000 sq ft.                             We often plant a mix of grains and legumes to
                                                           and winters over consistently, germinating and
rot of peas). Fast-growing, it will suppress weeds                                                                   948FP FIELD PEAS Organic 2# $6.00, 5# $8.00,               boost production of biomass, to form more soil
                                                           growing at 40˚F and surviving down to -33˚F. Rye
and can produce up to 8,000 lb. of biomass per                                                                       25# $29.00, 50# $60.00                                     organic matter, and to suppress weeds more
                                                           is an excellent catch crop as it has an extensive root
acre. With a 2-6 foot taproot, mustard is an efficient                                                                                                                          effectively than either crop will do alone. These
                                                           system and is very efficient at taking up soluble         HAIRY VETCH A hardy legume that we usually
nutrient recycler, bringing up nitrogen and other                                                                                                                               mixed crops complement each other in other ways
                                                           nutrients left by previous crops. Rye provides a          plant with rye to overwinter and plow in the spring
nutrients into the top several feet of the soil profile.                                                                                                                        as well. The grain stalks provide support for the
                                                           large amount of organic matter and has alleopathic        before we plant potatoes. Vigorous growth sup-
We are offering Mighty Mustard® which includes                                                                                                                                  vine-like legumes, while the grains’ roots improve
                                                           effects on weeds. Great for straw: cut and bale at        presses weeds, but large plants can be a problem
two varieties: IdaGold (actively suppresses weeds)                                                                                                                              topsoil crumb structure. The deep legume taproots
                                                           milk stage to prevent seed production. Seed from          to mow or plow. Turn under when the rye is 8"-12"
and Pacific Gold (active against insects, nematodes,                                                                                                                            open the subsoil, enhancing drainage, bringing up
                                                           mid-August to mid-October alone or with hairy vetch       tall or 2 weeks before planting the next crop. Vetch
and fungal pathogens). Though not certified organic,                                                                                                                            minerals, and fixing nitrogen from the air.
                                                           at 90-160#/acre or 4#/1000 sq ft.                         supplies 60-140#/acre of nitrogen and 4500#/
they are sustainably grown by the Pacific Northwest
                                                           926RY WINTER RYE Organic 2# $4.00,                        acre of biomass, depending on its maturity when            OATS AND FIELD PEAS
Farmers Cooperative who have undergone third
                                                           5# $6.00, 25# $22.00, 56# $36.00                          it is turned under. Its succulent vines decompose          45% Oats/55% Field Peas. Grows quickly and
party evaluation and are verified non-GMO by the
                                                                                                                     rapidly. And the blue flowers are just lovely in a         turns under easily. Will winter kill at 20˚F. Turn
Non-GMO Project (www.nongmoproject.org). Plant             BELL BEANS Also known as fava bean or horse
                                                                                                                     vase on the kitchen table. Seed at 20-40#/acre             under or plant directly into the plant residue. Seed
in September for late October incorporation, or in the     bean, this is the small-seeded variety used for
                                                                                                                     or 1#/1000 sq ft.                                          at 130#/acre or 3#/1000 sq ft.
spring as soon as you can work the soil. Mow or chop       green manure crops. A cool season annual that
                                                                                                                     960HV HAIRY VETCH Organic 1# $6.00,                        961OP OATS/FIELD PEA MIX Organic oats
before incorporation to rupture cell walls and better      originated in the Mediterranean, this plant has
                                                                                                                     2# $10.00, 10# $35.00, 50# $150.00                         and organic field peas 2# $5.00, 5# $7.00,
release the glucosalinates. Will winterkill below 25˚F.    wonderfully lush, fleshy leaves on thick straight
                                                                                                                                                                                25# $26.00, 50# $44.00
Seed at 15-20#/acre or ½#/1000 sq ft.                      stalks, 2-5 feet tall. Tolerates a wide range of soils.   NEW! MEDIUM RED CLOVER A versatile
907MM MIGHTY MUSTARD® Sustainable -                        Will fix 70-220#/acre of nitrogen and provides            short-lived perennial clover with several important        OATS AND BELL BEANS
NON-GMO ½# $8.00, 2# $14.00, 10# $67.00,                   loads of organic matter. A densely planted crop           uses. It makes nutritious hay or pasture and can           40% Oats/60% Bell Beans. Great mix to use in
25# $135.00, 50# $240.00                                   provides good weed control. Bell beans do well            persist for several years. Used as a cover or green        rotation with your garden peas. Good cool season
                                                           intercropped with oats or barley, and provide the         manure crop, it can provide the nitrogen for the           growth. Seed at 150#/acre or 4#/1000 sq ft.
OATS We think of oats as a healing crop for
                                                           legume green manure crop to rotate with garden            next season’s crop. Planted in late summer – either        964OB OATS/BELL BEAN MIX Organic oats
the soil, as they have a special link with the soil
                                                           peas and beans, as they are not from the same             sowing with a small grain or broadcast into a veg-         and conventional bell beans 2# $8.00, 5# $12.00,
microbes to break down humus. Oats grow very
                                                           family. Turn under when plants first flower, or cut       etable crop after last cultivation, then incorporated      25# $40.00, 50# $75.00
quickly, smothering weeds almost as effectively
                                                           first, allow to wilt, then till under. Hardy to 25˚F.     next spring at flowering (late May to mid June) – it
as buckwheat, especially when planted with bell                                                                                                                                 RYE AND HAIRY VETCH
                                                           Flowers attract lacewings, ants, and parasitic            can fix up to 100#/acre of nitrogen. Or frost seed
beans or field peas. Worked into the soil, oats                                                                                                                                 70% Rye/30% Hairy Vetch. The standard winter
                                                           wasps. Seed at 125-200#/acre or 5#/1000sq ft.             in early spring (February or March) to provide nitro-
provide large amounts of organic matter while the                                                                                                                               cover crop. Rye grows at 40˚F and the vetch will
                                                           935BB BELL BEANS Conventional 2# $6.50,                   gen and cover through the summer. Tolerates shade
legumes provide nitrogen. Oats are excellent as                                                                                                                                 overwinter. Allow spring growth to 8"-12" tall. Till
                                                           5# $12.00, 25# $47.00, 50# $77.00                         and dry conditions when getting established; forms
a nurse crop for legumes and grasses, providing                                                                                                                                 under two weeks before planting the primary crop.
                                                                                                                     taproots that aid with soil compaction. Also does
weed control and winter protection. Because they                                                                                                                                Seed at 100#/acre or 2#/1000 sq ft.
                                                             Loved last year's shipment -                            better in acidic soils than alfalfa. Red clover sup-
winterkill, they are great for gardeners; the plant                                                                                                                             965RV RYE/VETCH MIX Organic rye and
                                                             delighted to see shallot sets and                       ports beneficial insects including lady beetles, green
residue may be worked into the soil easily, or                                                                                                                                  organic hairy vetch 2# $5.00, 5# $11.00,
                                                             sweet potatoes. – JK, Beverly, MA                       lacewing larvae, and hover flies. And the deer relish
other crops can be planted directly into it. Sow oats                                                                                                                           25# $36.00, 50# $65.00
                                                                                                                     it! Seed at 10#/acre alone or 6#/acre mixed with

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Fertilizers & Inoculants                                   PRO NUTRIWAVE POULTRY FERTILIZER
                                                                                                                           Coming to Terms                                            Certified Potato Seed A rigorous certification and
As farmers, we need affordable and user-friendly           (4-1-3 N-P-K) Dehydrated poultry litter – recycled,
                                                           pasteurized and pathogen-free – from our Canadian               Organic or Certified Organic Both of these terms           inspection process (distinct from organic certification)
fertilizers to feed our crops (and, ultimately,                                                                                                                                       ensures that seed potato meets standards for freedom
                                                           neighbors. Safe to use on seedlings as well as                  refer only to products that have been produced on a farm
ourselves). The best fertilizers spread easily                                                                                                                                        from diseases or pests. All the potato seed sold by The
                                                           in your garden. Dry, granulated form is easy to                 that meets the standards established by the National
with standard equipment and provide the right                                                                              Organic Program of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.     Maine Potato Lady is certified by the state in which it
nutrients to enhance the health of our soil. Here          use. Spread and work into the soil or side-dress                                                                           is grown. Our products must also meet the certification
                                                                                                                           The farm must comply with USDA/NOP regulations and
is a selection of products we like, both for ease          heavy feeding crops. Apply at 5#/100 sq ft or                                                                              requirements of the State of Maine Department of
                                                                                                                           pass an inspection by an approved accredited certifying
of use and for the benefits they bring.                    50#/1000 sq ft. OMRI-A.                                         agency. Production practices must enhance the health of    Agriculture. During the growing season, each lot is field
                                                           988NW NUTRIWAVE 5# $6.00, 50# $18.00                            the farm. No synthetic inputs are allowed.                 inspected three times for specific pests and diseases. A
FISH MEAL (8-3-0 N-P-K) We’ve used this                                                                                                                                               400-tuber sample, taken at harvest time, is grown out
by-product of the salmon industry for many years           MUSTARD SEED MEAL (4.5-2.6-1.2 N-P-K) A                         Conventional In conventional agriculture, synthetic        in Florida during the winter, then visually inspected for
on our potato and garlic crops. It provides readily-       new product locally made from Maine-grown mustard               inputs (fertilizers, insecticides, fungicides, and her-    viruses and for variety purity. In order to be designated
available nitrogen as well as some phosphorous             seed. A good nitrogen source with added benefits!               bicides) are used to produce the highest yields and        as Certified Seed, the sample must show 5% or less
and a good dose of calcium. Flows fairly well              Reported to have inhibitory effects on soil-borne               maximize profits. There are good conventional growers      total virus. Certification is not complete until the winter
through a drop spreader or spinner spreader. Mix           pathogens and fungi. Also may have weed-suppress-               who use crop rotation and integrated pest management       grow-out inspection has been finalized (usually at the
with other pelleted amendments to improve flow-            ing abilities. A byproduct of Maine Natural Oils which          to minimize their use of synthetic inputs. The Maine       end of January). Certification represents only that the
ability and decrease trips on the field. Also great for    produces non-GMO mustard oil and canola oil here in             Potato Lady offers products from some carefully-selected   seed potatoes were inspected and certified in accordance
side-dressing corn or squash. Apply at 5#/200 sq           Maine. Apply at 5#/100 sq ft or 50#/1000 sq ft.                 conventional growers.                                      with the state regulations.
ft or 25#/1000 sq ft. MOFGA-approved.                      MOFGA-approved. PLEASE CHECK WEBSITE OR CALL FOR
983FM FISH MEAL 5# $6.00, 50# $35.00                       AVAILABILIITY AFTER FEB 1ST, 2012                              ACTINOVATE® LG AND AG We are starting to                     LEGUME INOCULANT Use to treat field peas,
                                                                                                                          work with different biological products to help control      vetch, or bell beans. Rhizobia bacteria enables the
                                                                                                                          the pathogens that plague us. Actinovate® is a bio-          legumes to fix nitrogen on their roots. Moisten the
Ask Alison...                                              Plant and Animal Production Practices The
                                                                                                                          logical fungicide consisting of Streptomyces lydicus, a
                                                                                                                          bacterium used as a soil and seed coating application
                                                                                                                                                                                       seed slightly, sprinkle on the inoculant, then plant
                                                                                                                                                                                       immediately. Inoculants have a one-year shelf life.
   About Sustainable Farming                               sustainable farmer believes in “healthy soil, healthy
                                                           plants, and healthy animals.” Soils are alive and must         for the suppression and control of fusarium, rhizoc-         No GMO. OMRI-A.
 What is sustainable farming? Sustainability               be nurtured and fed to sustain us now and in the future.       tonia, pythium, phytophthora, sclerotinia, altenaria,        825IC-10 INOCULANT treats 10# of seeds $2.50
 is a principle by which farmers use sound farming         Animal and green manures, compost, tillage, and crop           and other root-decay fungi. When applied to the soil,        825IC-100 INOCULANT treats 100# of seeds $4.50
 practices to meet their needs in the present while        diversification are the building blocks of healthy soil.       Actinovate® also breaks down minerals and micronu-
 consciously sustaining and preserving resources for                                                                                                                                   MYCO SEED TREAT (MST) We’ve been using
                                                           Natural and renewable inputs are used as much as pos-          trients so that the plants may more readily take them
 future generations. Sustainability encompasses three      sible, with synthetic inputs used very little or not at all.                                                                MST for several years to help control rhizoctonia
                                                                                                                          up. Also used as a foliar spray for control of powdery
 areas: land and natural resources stewardship; plant                                                                                                                                  or "black scurf" and other soil diseases on our
                                                                                                                          mildew, downy mildew, alternaria, botrytis, and other
 and animal production practices; and the way in           Integration of Farm and Community The sus-                                                                                  potatoes. We are now using it with Actinovate (see
                                                                                                                          foliar fungi including phytophthora. Apply throughout
 which the farm contributes to, and is integrated in,      tainable farm contributes to the community in many                                                                          above) and have seen greatly improved control.
 the community.                                            ways: through fair labor practices (equal opportunities,       the growing season. Actinovate® is completely water-
                                                                                                                                                                                       MST combines plant-friendly fungi, including mycor-
                                                           fair wages, and good working conditions); by purchas-          soluble, not requiring agitation to keep it in solution.
                                                                                                                                                                                       rhizae and bacteria, in a dry nutrient package. For
 Land and Natural Resources The sustainable                ing supplies for farm and home locally; and by provid-         May be tank-mixed with other fungicides, insecticides,
 farmer thinks about and uses water resources wisely.                                                                                                                                  use on all crops, whether in a potting soil, directly
                                                           ing quality foods and other products to members of the         and fertilizers, unless otherwise restricted. Do not mix
 To maintain quality and minimize pollution, the farmer                                                                                                                                with transplants, or in the planter box with the seed.
                                                           community.                                                     with bactericides. Can be applied through boom spray-
 must consider things like types of irrigation, salinity                                                                                                                               Recommended rate is 4#/cu yd in potting soil;
                                                                                                                          ers, sprinklers, and irrigation systems. Apply at 4-6 oz
 buildup in the soil, and runoff pollution. Around the     Two of the growers who supply seed to The Maine                                                                             1#/500 transplants; or 4-8oz/100# seed. OMRI-A.
                                                                                                                          per 100 gallons of water or 1 teaspoon per 2 gallons.
 farm, the sustainable farmer plans for wildlife by        Potato Lady practice sustainable agriculture. These                                                                         842MY-2 MYCO SEED TREAT 2oz $9.00
                                                                                                                          Please refer to the label for complete instructions. Not
 protecting a variety of habitats and providing field      conscientious families care about their farms and                                                                           842MY-8 MYCO SEED TREAT 8oz $23.00
 head rows and wind breaks. The farmer uses good                                                                          toxic to bees. OMRI-A.
                                                           their communities and have committed themselves to                                                                          842MY-1 MYCO SEED TREAT 1# $44.00
 tillage practices, cover crops, and mulch to minimize                                                                    801LG ACTINOVATE® LG
                                                           preserving these for future generations. We are proud
 soil erosion, and considers using alternative on-farm     to provide their products to you; look for the word            (Lawn & Garden) 2oz pkt $20.00
                                                                                                                                                                     Visit Our Website for More New Products,
 energies such as biodiesel or wind.                       “Sustainable” at the end of the product description.           804AG ACTINOVATE® AG
                                                                                                                          (Agricultural) 18oz bag $94.00
                                                                                                                                                                         Specials, and Growing Instructions!

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  March 1           March shipping begins. See Delivery Options, p. 27         Mail:     Use the order form on page 27, or print one                 Farm Name: ______________________________________                                                     Will you accept substitutions?
                                                                                         from our website. Mail to: The Maine Potato Lady,                                                                                                                 o YES o NO
  March 9           Last date to qualify for volume discounts, see p. 27                 P.O. Box 65, Guilford, ME 04443
                                                                                                                                                     Your Name: ______________________________________
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Delivery Options:
  April 2           Shipping begins for seed potatoes and spring               Phone: 207-343-2270 Mon-Fri 8AM-5PM EST.                              Daytime Phone: ____________________________________                                                   o Standard Delivery(ships after April 2nd)
                    allium orders not scheduled for March shipment.                   We may not always be able to answer the
                                                                                      phone in person. Please leave a message.                       E-mail: __________________________________________                                                    o March Shipment(order by Jan 30th)
  April 2           Shipping begins for onion transplants. (choose your                                                                                                                                                                                    o Customer pick-up
                                                                                      Sorry, no fax at this time.
                    date option on order form, p. 27)                                                                                                Mailing Address: ____________________________________
  April 20          After this date, selection and supplies of seed
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Sweet Potato Ship Dates (check one)
                                                                                                                                                     ___________________________ _____ ___________                                                         o May 7       o June 4
                    potatoes, onion sets, and shallots is very limited.                                                                                                       TOWN                                  STATE                 ZIP
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           o May 14 o June 11
  May 7             Shipping begins for sweet potato slips (choose                                                                                   Shipping Address: ___________________________________                                                 o May 21 o June 18
                    your date option on order form, p. 27)
                                                                               Shipping. Because sweet potato slips, garlic, and fall alliums        ( Required for UPS)
                                                                               are shipped separately, please calculate shipping costs for           ___________________________ _____ ___________                                                         o May 29 o June 25
  Mid-September     Shipping begins for garlic and fall alliums.                                                                                                              TOWN                                  STATE                 ZIP
                                                                               these products separately and enter them in the designated
                                                                               lines on the order form. We reserve the right to delay ship-                                                                                                                Onion Transplant Ship Dates (check one)
  October 26        Last date to order garlic and fall alliums.                                                                                      Payment Options: Please make checks or money orders payable to: The Maine Potato Lady                 o April 2       o April 30
                                                                               ping of any orders when the weather is too cold to ship your
                                                                               products safely.                                                      o Check Enclosed                                                                                      o April 9       o May 7
Placing Orders. For best selection and availability, order                                                                                                                                                                                                 o April 16 o May 14
                                                                                                                                                                      Card No. _______________________ Exp. Date _____
early. Please note special order dates for spring and fall                     Pick-Up Option. To save on shipping costs, you may pick               o Money Order                                                                                         o April 23
plantings. We process and ship orders in the order in which                    up any orders at our Newport, Maine facility. If you check this       o Visa or MC             Signature ______________________ Sec. Code______
they are received. You may order cover crops, soil inoculants,                 option on the order form, we will send a postcard or email
and fertilizers at any time; we ship these products throughout                 when your order is ready, with travel directions and pick-up           ITEM NO.             DESCRIPTION                                      QTY    SIZE     UNIT PRICE TOTAL WEIGHT       TOTAL PRICE
the year, generally within one week of receipt when ordered                    times. 5% Maine Sales Tax applies to pick-up orders.
                                                                                                                                                      265GB                SAMPLE GERMAN BUTTERBALL                          2     50# $52.00              100#            $104.00
separately from seed potatoes and alliums.
                                                                               Payment. All orders must be prepaid. Payment may be
Substitutions. Because of weather and other factors associ-                    made by check, money order, or Visa/MasterCard. There is
ated with live plants, availability of specific varieties is not guar-         a $25.00 charge for returned checks. Prices are subject to
anteed. When necessary, we will make substitutions as follows:                 change without notice.
For organic varieties, we’ll either substitute the same variety,
sustainably or conventionally grown, or another organic variety                Handling and Growing Instructions are included
similar in season and color. For conventional or sustainable vari-             with each order and are also available on our website,
eties, we’ll substitute a variety similar in season and color. You             www.mainepotatolady.com. Please follow these instructions
may indicate on your order form if you do not want substitutions.              carefully for best results.

 SHIPPING COSTS FOR ALL PRODUCTS (EXCEPT SWEET POTATO SLIPS - SEE p. 5)                                                                                                                                               MERCHANDISE SUBTOTAL
                                                                                                                                                      Volume Discount Deadline
 SHIPPING ZONE                          0-2#         3-10#         11-20#      21-30#      31-40#      41-50#      51-200#        201# +                                                                                      VOLUME DISCOUNT
                                                                                                                                                           March 9, 2012
 Zone 1 (ME, NH, VT,                                                                                                              Call for                 $100 - $249 – discount 5%                                         ADJUSTED SUBTOTAL
                                        7.45         11.75          14.10       17.45       20.90       24.50       .49/lb
 MA, CT, RI, NY, PA, NJ)
                                                                                                                                   rates                   $250 - $449 – discount 10%                                       MAINE SALES TAX 5%
 Zone 2 (All other states east of                                                                                                                          $450 - $849 – discount 15%                    SHIPPING for all products except garlic, fall      WEIGHT:         SHIPPING:
                                        8.50         13.10          18.75       24.75       30.80       34.75       .70/lb       and best                 $850 or more – discount 20%
 the Mississippi)                                                                                                                                                                                          alliums and sweet potato slips (see p. 26)
                                                                                                                                 shipping                                                                                                                   WEIGHT:         SHIPPING:
 Zone 3 (All states west of                                                                                                                              Sales tax for orders shipped to Maine       SHIPPING for garlic and fall alliums (see p. 26)
 the Mississippi except HI & AK)         9.75         15.70         23.75       32.50       40.80       47.65       .98/lb       options.                addresses or picked up at our facility          SHIPPING for sweet potato slips (see p. 5)       NO. OF PKGS:      SHIPPING:

 HI & AK- Priority Mail Only            9.75           Contact us for rates.                                                                                  Thank You.                                                            GRAND TOTAL
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WELCOME! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2                                                                                          SOILS ARE ALIVE! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
   About Us . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3                                                                             Cover Crops & Green Manures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21
   About Our Certified Seed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4                                                                                    Soil-Building Mixes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23
   Our Promise To You . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4                                                                                 Fertilizers & Inoculants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24-25
SWEET POTATOES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5                                                                                              RESOURCES
POTATOES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6                                                                                           How Much Seed Potato Do I Need? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
   Fingerling Potatoes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6                                                                                From Alison’s Kitchen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
   Early Potatoes (55-70 Days) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7                                                                                      How Much Onion or Garlic Seed Do I Need?. . . . . . . . . . . .19
   Mid-Season Potatoes (70-90 Days) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9                                                                                         Ask Alison: Sustainable Farming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24
   Late-Season Potatoes (90-110 Days) . . . . . . . . . . . . .13, 16                                                                                              Coming to Terms: Certified, Organic, or Conventional? . . . . .25
   Alison’s Spud Specs™ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-15
                                                                                                                                                                ORDERING AND SHIPPING INFORMATION. . . . . . 26
ALLIUMS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
   Onion Sets and Onion Transplants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17                                                                                     ORDER FORM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Inside Back Cover
   Alison's Alliums™ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18-19
   Shallots & Potato Onions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18-19
   Egyptian Onions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19                                                                              www.mainepotatolady.com
   Garlic Seed for Fall Planting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20

				
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