High Mowing Organic Seeds
2007 September Field Days
Wednesday, September 12, 2:00 - 7:30

The event will be located at our trial field on Marsh Rd in Wolcott (off Rt 15 between Hardwick and Wolcott)
 
Main Event:
 
5:30-7:30  Trial Garden Tour  Walk our 2+ acre variety trials, where we showcase hundreds of varieties.  You will see not only the varieties HMS offers but market standards and new and upcoming varieties trialed side by side.  <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />Tom Stearns, Founder of High Mowing Organic Seeds, will lead a comprehensive tour, while Heather Jerrett, Trials Coordinator and Jodi Lew-Smith, Director of Research and Production will be available for questions along the tour.  Jodi Lew-Smith will also be talking about our breeding program and the exciting new varieties we are creating.  This is a chance for you to see what we are up to, but also a great chance for us to get feedback from you!  We also welcome you to participate in taste tests, enjoy an evening corn roast with food and refreshments provided from our farm and from American Flatbread, Liz Lovely Vegan Cookies, Pop Soda, Red Hen Bakery, Rock Art Brewery, Vermont Milk Company & Vermont Soy. For more info contact Heather Jerrett at the contact info below.
 
Other events to happen on this day:
 
2:00-5:00   As Part of NOFA-Vermont's Summer Workshop Series, Salvation Farms (SF) is hosting "Hands On, How To Glean"  This interactive session with director and founder Theresa Snow will focused on how to set up a gleaning project in your community.   You will also gain experience through assisting with the afternoons glean.  A "How to Guide" for gleaning will be available to take home.  In 2006, SF gleaned over 7000 Lbs of marketable produce from High Mowing Seeds' trial fields.  All produce was donated to various human service agencies, non-profit organizations, and agencies working for hunger relief locally, and the Vermont Foodbank.  High Mowing Seeds was presented with the Sustainable Business of the Year award this year from the Small Business Development Center of Central Vermont in response to our donation efforts with Salvation Farms and our packet donation program to various garden projects. Contact Theresa Snow for more details at 802-888-5055 or check out their website at www.salvationfarms.org
 
4:30-5:30  Terry Solomon from The Vermont Compost Company will host a workshop on composting.  Learn the benefit of composting and how to do it more effectively.  Vermont Compost offers and extensive product line of high quality compost and professional potting soils.  Learn from the experts how to do it at home and on the farm...

6:30-6:45ish  2007 Soybean Trial with UVM and Vermont Soy of Hardwick, VT.  Heather Darby, UVM Extension, and Andrew Meyer and Todd Pinkham from VT Soy will be available to discuss the main objectives of this trial, UVM's interest, and the VT Soy Co's interest in finding local growers to produce soybeans to use in thier locally processed soy products.  They will also bring plenty of soy milk samples for everyone to try!

Directions:

Follow Rt. 15 (west from Hardwick or east from Wolcott). Head north on Marsh Rd. (a right turn from Hardwick or a left turn from Wolcott). Go up the hill and follow the road as it curves left. You’ll see the hoophouses and tent on the left hand side. Park on the road. If you have questions, call us at 802-472-6174.

Heather Jerrett
R&D Trials Coordinator
Sales & Marketing Associate
 
High Mowing Organic Seeds
76 Quarry Rd.
Wolcott, VT  05680
ph:  802.472.6174  x109
fax:  802.472.3201
heather@highmowingseeds.com
www.highmowingseeds.com