Tuesday, August 24, 2010

It’s one great corn!

Our Mr. Mini Mirai sweet corn variety is really taking off in Rochester. A local wholesale distributor, Giambrone Foods, is featuring it in his August promotions as the very best sweet corn variety available today. He has placed it with the finest private golf courses and restaurants in the area and the patrons and chefs are raving about the quality of Mr. Mini Mirai. They love it because it also fits on a serving plate.

Harris Seeds was at the Rochester Public Market on Saturday, August 21st from 11AM to 1 PM offering free taste tests to the visitors at the market. During the taste tests, we heard nothing but praise for the eating quality of Mr. Mini Mirai. We also had 50 households sign up to receive a free sample in the mail to test on their dinner tables. We will be publishing more information on what we learn from this new sweet corn product launch, so stay tuned.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Those wonderful farmers’ markets!

For the folks that live in the northern tier of the country, farmers’ markets are about at peak with product offerings. August is a big month for all kinds of vegetables, cut flowers and a host of other related products – all found at farmers’ markets. These markets are growing in the USA at an unprecedented rate, and there seems to be no stopping this phenomenal expansion.

We try to get out and visit as many local markets as possible, but for the few that we can encounter, there are thousands more across the country that we will not. This is where you can help us. If you have a favorite local farmers’ market that you frequent on a regular basis, we would like to hear your story. Please take some photos and tell us what your farmers’ market is all about. We would like to use these stories in future newsletters and in our catalogs as well. If you have something you would like to share with us, please contact us at growers@harrisseeds.com.

Thanks in advance for your help.