GOOD, HONEST FOOD

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Forts Ferry Farm is committed to growing clean produce in a chemical-free environment and to shifting people’s perceptions of what vegetables can look and taste like. Unlike the average farmer, Emma and John source heirloom seeds for their distinctive shape, color, flavor, and history, often growing and tasting the produce for the first time themselves. The excitement of discovering new vegetables and the delicious ways they can prepare them is incredibly inspiring, and something they will continue to share with their customers for years to come. 

here is a small selection of the produce from last season.

PARISIENNE CARROTS

Small, round carrots that are so popular in France. Tender, orange globes are superb lightly steamed.

CANVAS TOTE BAG

Durable 100% recycled cotton canvas. 16 in. x 15.5 in.
Available in our farm boutique.

COSTATA ROMANESCO ZUCCHINI

Famous Italian/Roman ribbed zucchini. The distinctive, long fruit are fluted and ribbed with medium green-striped skin. They are rich and very flavorful. It is popular to fry this squash whole, when it is small with the flower still attached.

CALIMA BEANS

French filet type pods of dark green color, slim straight shape, and superior flavor. Fine for fresh use, canning and freezing.

MESH BACK CAP

Richardson pro-wool front with nylon mesh back. Four-layer sweat band provides comfort and sweat absorption. Available in the farm boutique. 

GELBER ENGLISCHER CUSTARD SQUASH

Clear lemon-yellow fruits are a patty-pan type, but with a bizarre twist. Fruits are oddly flattened—impossible to describe. This unique variety originated in Gatersleben, Germany.

RED BALL TURNIP

A uniform and bright red turnip, reputed to be an old heirloom from Northern India. Both the leaves and root are edible. If you like turnips, this should be a new one on your list.

100% pre-shrunk combed ringspun cotton jersey. Super soft and durable.
Available in the farm boutique.

WOOL-TWILL CAP

Richardson pro-wool, adjustable snap back, flat bill. Available in the farm boutique. 

RAT'S TAIL RADISH

An amazing edible-podded radish with tender, large seed pods. Adds a delicious flavor to salads and stir-fries—also great pickled. This old Asian heirloom, from seeds collected in Thailand, was grown in US gardens in the 1860s. A real gourmet treat.