• Demystifying Hybrids with Cha-Ching F1 Zucchini
  • Demystifying Hybrids with Cha-Ching F1 Zucchini

    In 2014, High Mowing Organic Seeds introduced the Cha-Ching F1 hybrid zucchini, an organic option to compete with conventional zucchini market standards like Payroll, Payload, and Paycheck. And started a path to breaking some longstanding rules in commercial hybrid seed production. 

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Demystifying Hybrids with Cha-Ching F1 Zucchini

Katie Spring | August 20, 2018 | Garden Pathways

Demystifying Hybrids with Cha-Ching F1 Zucchini

In 2014, High Mowing Organic Seeds introduced the Cha-Ching F1 hybrid zucchini, an organic option to compete with conventional zucchini market standards like Payroll, Payload, and Paycheck. And started a path to breaking some longstanding rules in commercial hybrid seed production. 

In the News: Milk Supply Commentary

Helen Labun | August 13, 2018 | From the Editor

In the News: Milk Supply Commentary

The Northeast is taking another look at milk supply management. The options are limited, but they are options nonetheless. Will this effort find the first steps in a new path forward? 

In the News: American Ginseng

Local Banquet | August 03, 2018 | From the Editor

In the News: American Ginseng

American ginseng has been in the news recently. . . not for its health benefits, but for its role in trade and tariffs.  

What's Going On with the LiLi?

Bonnie North | July 30, 2018 | On the Farm

What's Going On with the LiLi?

Seven years ago, Local Banquet’s summer issue featured an article on Royalton Vermont’s Bob White Systems and their innovative “LiLi”—a low-input, low impact system for pasteurizing milk. The LiLi is designed for “micro dairies” processing milk from as few as 4 cows. We checked in to see what's happened since we first profiled the invention in 2011.

In the News: SNAP & Farmers Markets

Local Banquet | July 20, 2018 | From the Editor

In the News: SNAP & Farmers Markets

A string of national decisions and contract changes has jeopardized the ability of Vermont Farmers Markets to sell food using Three Squares / SNAP benefits. A temporary fix just gave markets around the nation 30 days to figure out a solution. It may not be enough time.

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