VIDEO: Seed to Table: Tomatoes with Cedar Meadow Farm

August 22, 2018

 

Pennsylvania is a goldmine of beautiful, delicious, juicy tomatoes of all varieties. This bounty is especially in its prime during August, PA Produce Month, and it’s likely you’ve enjoyed your fair share of nourishing meals made with local #paveggies. But how does that wholesome tomato end up in the store or at the market and then on your table? There are many steps involved and actions taken daily to assure safe and quality delivery to the consumer. In honor of PA Produce Month, the Pennsylvania Vegetable & Marketing Research Program (PVMRP) checked in with Kaitlyn Horst of Cedar Meadow Farm in Holtwood, PA of Lancaster County. With her husband, they manage the entire tomato operation, which specializes in heirlooms. What does that management entail? Take a moment to hear from the expert!

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  • Hey folks! We have our next takeover set and ready to show you a busy weekend at their Lehigh Valley area roadside farm market and greenhouses. Let’s give a hearty welcome and follow along tomorrow with The Ganser’s Eagle Point Farm. They will surely get you in the mood for the upcoming PA Produce Month, in case you weren’t already. 😁 #paveggies #pennsylvania #vegetables #producemonth #augustiscoming #localpennsylvania #paproduce #explorepennsylvania #pennsylvania_life #localfood #localfarmers #familyfarm #farmstand #farmmarket #goodfood #lehighvalley #kutztown #papreferred #buyfreshbuylocal #buyfreshbuylocalpa
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  • Such a beautiful sight. We had to repost. #repost @rt174roadside
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The #paveggies and #pafruits are so plentiful this time of year! We can't help but be grateful for the delicious bounties each week! We're also thankful for the shorter grocery store trips!⁠
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  • It was a wonderful weekend in the Lehigh Valley for veggie lovers - Easton Farmers Market celebrated 267 years and VegFest unfolded in Bethlehem. And if you’re a roadside farm market loyalist or CSA member we know you’re getting treated with new veggies each week. It’s a wonderful time of year. But it’s not August yet. Make sure you save some excitement for PA Produce Month. @eastonfarmersmarket @dwntwnbethlehem @salvaterrasgardens @schollorchards @bfblglv @pafarmmarkets @papreferred @visit_pa @visitbethlehem @visiteastonpa #paveggies #pennsylvania #vegetables #augustispaproducemonth #bethlehem #easton #lehighvalley #visitpa #explorepennsylvania #buyfreshbuylocal #buyfreshbuylocalpa #bfblglv #papreferred #buylocal
  • When we get home from market, there is still work to be done! Today, we are beginning to harvest wheat 🌾 We truck our wheat just a few miles down the road where much of it is milled into flour. We then use the flour to make everything from donuts to pies that we sell at the farmers markets! 🍩 The circle of farm life 🌱
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Thank you all for following along with us today! It was such a privilege to share a bit of what we do on the #paveggies platform 💚 Be sure to follow our @ardryfarms account for more adventures in Central PA agriculture!
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  • In addition to selling produce at our @ardryfarms stand, we make popsicles out of our fruits and veggies as well! The most unique flavor we have right now are Cucumber Lime popsicles 😋 If we don't grow the fruit, then we source it from other local farms 🍓🍑🍎🍐🍉🍒
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  • Your friendly neighborhood @ardryfarms here again! On Saturdays we split our time and produce between two farmers' markets, one in State College and one in Bellefonte. Prep for market starts on Friday, but we don't harvest sweet corn until early Saturday morning. When you buy our corn at market it's still cool and wet with morning dew 🌽✨ .
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We plant around 10 acres of sweet corn every year and sell it at the farmers' markets and local grocery stores like Wegmans and Giant. Every last ear is harvested by hand - a labor of love! 💕
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  • Good morning veggie lovers! We here at @ardryfarms are so excited to take over the #paveggies Insta account today! Even though August is #paproducemonth, we celebrate produce every month on the farm, so we're going to get the party started early in July. Follow along with us today as we take a peak at all the veggies headed to the @northathertonfarmersmarket today in Happy Valley! .
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