New Hampshire Vegetable and Berry Twilight Meeting
Rosaly’s Gardens,  Peterborough, NH
Tuesday, June 17, 2003, 5:15 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.               

Rosaly Bass is the owner of Rosaly’s Garden. Rosaly has been farming for 28 years and was one of the first New Hampshire Department of Agriculture's Bureau of Markets certified organic farms in the state.  Rosaly will explain how her farming operation was developing, along with her marketing strategy.

While taking a walking tour of  this organic operation Rosaly will discuss the management and production practices and pest control options used for raising crops. Areas of the farm that we will be touring are: Farm Stand, Demonstration Perennial Flower and Herb Gardens, Flower Gardens,  Raspberry Patch, Blueberry Patch, Vegetable Fields, High Tunnel and Greenhouse.  Several remarks will be made by extension specialists and other guests during the walking tour.

Some of the Equipment to be featured: Cultivating Tractor, Water Wheel Transplanter, Crown Bed Mulch Layer

Featured Crops and Techniques:

        Mesclun Mixes Grown in Wide Four Foot Beds
        Specialty Greens Grown under Floating Row Covers to Prevent Insect Problem
        Winter Squash and Pumpkin Planted 0n Twenty Foot Wide Row Plastic Mulch
        Coles Crop Grown under Float Row Cover to Prevent Root Maggot Problems
        Tomatoes Field Grown on Trellis and High Tunnel
        Raising Potatoes on Plastic Mulch
        Herbs
        Kale Taste (Influence by Sulfur Fertilizer) Demonstration
        Blueberry
        Raspberry
        Specialty Perennial Flower and Herb Demonstration Gardens
        Plus Several Other Vegetables - Carrots, Garlic, Peas, Snap Beans, Onions, Etc.

Rotations:

        Breaking Crop Families with Cover Cropping Techniques
        Determination of Planting Schedules for Continuous Crop Supply

Marketing:
        Farm Stand
        Direct Marketing to Restaurants
        Specialty Flowers

Extension Personnel on Hand at the Meeting:

Richard Bonanno
        Extension Weed Specialist for Small Fruits and Vegetables
        University of Massachusetts Extension

Alan Eaton
        Extension Specialist - Entomology and I.P.M. Coordinator
        University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension

Vern Grubinger
        Extension Specialist - Vegetable and Director of the Center for Sustainable Agriculture
        University Of Vermont Extension Service

George Hamilton
        Extension Educator - Agricultural Resources in Hillsborough County
        University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension

Dean Kopsell
        Assistant Professor - Plant Biology Department
        University of New Hampshire

Bill Lord
        Extension Specialist - Fruit
        University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension

Stefan Seiter
        Extension Specialist - Agroecology
        University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension

Eric Sideman
        Technical Director
        Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association

Cheryl Smith
        Extension Specialist - Plant Health
        University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension

Directions:

From the East:  Traveling on Route 101 west, before getting to the center of Peterborough, turn south (left)at the blinking yellow traffic light onto Route 123 (Old Street Road).  Rosaly’s Garden is on the right side of Route 123, 0.2 miles from the turn off Route 101.

From the West:  Traveling on Route 101 east, go one mile east to the center of Peterborough or the traffic light at the junction of Route 101 and Route 202 south.  Turn south (right), at the blinking yellow traffic light, onto Route 123 (Old Street Road).  Rosaly’s Garden is on the right side of Route 123, 0.2 miles from the turn off Route 101.

From the North:  Traveling on Route 202 south, turn east (left) onto Route 101 east.  Go eight tenth of mile and turn south (right), at the blinking yellow traffic light, onto Route 123 (Old Street Road).  Rosaly’s Garden is on the right side of Route 123, 0.2 miles from the turn off Route 101.

For more information contact:

George W. Hamilton
Extension Educator, Agricultural Resources
UNH Cooperative Extension - Hillsborough County
468 Route 13 South
Milford, NH  03055

Phone: (603)673-2510
Fax:   (603)672-1727
e-mail: george.hamilton@unh.edu

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