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About Us
Located in the foothills of Maine, the LaCourse Family Farm, home of The Maine Potato Lady,™ has been in operation for more than 20 years. Our 100-acre piece was once part of a 560-acre farm that dates back to the 1600s. Our custom-designed and hand-built log home crowns our hill-top farm. We gathered stones from field edges and milled our own lumber to finish the building, which has sheltered our family for many years. We are pleased to live "off the grid," with a solar system to provide electricity. Our south-facing fields are rich with fertile, well-drained silt loam. Our sugar bush produces fabulous maple syrup, and our cedar bog is a special habitat with sphagnum moss and rare pitcher plants. We are privileged to work and live in this rural environment, where deer, moose, turkey, ravens, eagles, and a variety of beautiful trees, plants, and birds are all around us. We are primarily seed growers raising garlic, shallots, and potato onions. We have produced all our own vegetables for many years. Our children are involved in the planning, the everyday work, the decisions, and the rewards. They were raised knowing and recognizing not just the types of vegetables, but even the different varieties of what we grow. They are an integral part of this farm; their participation makes it all possible, and brings joy to all we do. Please see "About Our Certified Seed" on page 4 to learn more about the other seed growers whose products are offered in this catalog. The LaCourse Family (L to R) Roseanna, Alison, Paul, Lucien, Katrina, and Billie Jean
Photography and Art by Roseanna LaCourse.

HELLO! Welcome to the sixth annual seed catalog from The Maine Potato Lady.™ In more than fifteen years’ work with seed potatoes, I have become known to many of you as "The Potato Lady," helping you to select the right varieties for your garden, and offering growing hints drawn from my own experience as a successful organic farmer. In this catalog, I am pleased to offer you certified seed potatoes, onion sets, French and Dutch shallots, "potato onions," cover crops, soil inoculants, fertilizers, and fall-planted garlic. Much of our seed, and many of our plants and products, are also certified organic or approved for organic production. I know you’ll love the wide variety of potatoes featured here, including fingerlings, blue- and yellow-fleshed tubers, and heirloom potatoes. I have grown and eaten – and enjoyed! – just about all the varieties I offer. They all produce beautifully, they’re available in many colors and shapes, and they’re delectable to the taste – truly a feast for the eye and palate. NEW THIS SEASON! We are delighted to offer certified organic onion transplants and certified organic sweet potato slips, as well as several new potato varieties, and cover crop seed to support your ongoing quest for the healthy and productive garden.

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About Our Certified Seed
We grow a small portion of our products ourselves, at our own LaCourse Family Farm. The remainder of the seed we offer is produced at family farms with whom we have good working relationships, some for more than fifteen years. All our potato seed meets the seed certification requirements of the State of Maine, which establish acceptable tolerances for seed quality. (Please see page 25 for more information about certified seed.) Many of our varieties are also certified organic. All our garlic seed has been grown in soil which has tested free of the garlic bloat nematode. Excellent farming practices, attention to detail, and scrupulous adherence to seed certification guidelines (when applicable) set good seed growers apart from the rest. All the farms from which we obtain seed meet our stringent requirements. It is an honor to work with these farmers, and it is a privilege to supply you with their seed.

Sweet Potatoes
Many of you have asked for sweet potatoes, and we are pleased to offer certified organic sweet potato slips, small plants that sprout from the roots, grown by our neighbor, a young farmer who lives on the next ridge from our farm. These plants are organically grown on a farm that has been in the same family for five generations. We have chosen two varieties that you will enjoy eating with your family over the holidays. The sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas), a vining plant related to morning glories, is a different plant species than the familiar Irish or white potato (Solanum tuberosum). The part of the sweet potato most widely eaten is a swollen portion of the root, which forms in the hill of soil. Leaves and growing tips are also edible, usually stir-fried. By contrast, white or Irish potatoes whose leaves and stems are poisonous, produce nutritious tubers on the ends of the stolons, or shoots, which form above the seed piece in a hill of soil. (True yams [Dioscorea spp.] are native to Africa and not grown in this country.) Sweet potatoes require 90-150 frost-free days to mature. Nutritous and productive, they can yield up to two pounds for each row foot of plantings. Plant the slips 15"-18" apart when the soil is at least 60˚F. Northern growers can be successful with sweet potatoes by using black plastic to warm the soil and by applying row cover to prolong the growing season.

Our Promise to You
The Maine Potato Lady Guarantees Your Satisfaction. At The Maine Potato Lady,™ we take pride in the quality of our products and our service. Our goal is to provide you with quality products for a healthy garden. If you like our products and our service, please tell your friends! If you are not pleased with our products or our service, please call or e-mail right away to let us know. Our Guarantee. We promise that our products are of the highest quality and are sound when they leave our warehouse. Our certified seed potatoes meet the inspection standards established by the State of Maine. Potato seed is a perishable product which can be damaged by improper handling and storage. With every order, we provide instructions for immediate inspection and for proper handling, storage, and planting. Failure to inspect your order upon receipt, or failure to follow these instructions or to follow accepted good farming practices may void our guarantee. Good crops also depend on good weather, good soil, and good planting practices. Because we cannot control these conditions, our liability is limited to the refund of the purchase price or replacement of the product. If you are not satisfied with a product, or if a product is unsound or defective when you receive it, please notify us within 30 days of receipt in order to qualify for a refund or replacement. Depending on availability, replacement products may not be available until the following year. When you purchase our products, you accept these conditions and limitations. Knowledgeable Customer Service. We have many years’ experience growing potatoes, onions, and garlic. We are happy to answer your questions or help you in any way we can so you can get the most from your garden! Our Privacy Policy. We respect your privacy. We will never use your personal information for any purpose other than to receive and fill your orders, to provide information on how to use our products, and to send you our catalogs or newsletter. Our web site, www.mainepotatolady.com, is set up for secure, private transactions. www.mainepotatolady.com 207.343.2270 info@mainepotatolady.com

We ship sweet potato slips on eight dates in May and June (specify your preference on the order form). Ship dates after June 4, 2012 are not recommended for northern areas. Handling and growing instructions are included with each order and can also be downloaded from our website.
BEAUREGARD (95 days) A great choice for northern growers with short growing seasons. Rose skin and moist orange flesh. Fat and heavy roots have good flavor and store well. Vigorous, high-producing plants have heart-shaped leaves and prolific blooms.
1001BG BEAUREGARD Organic 1 package (12 slips) $12.95

JAPANESE RED (105 days) Bred for the Asian market, these roots have rich red skin and light cream-colored flesh. Sweet and dry taste.
1007JR JAPANESE RED Organic 1 package (12 slips) $12.95

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1 PKG = 12 slips Zone 1 (ME,NH,VT,MA,CT,RI,NY,PA,NJ) Zone 2 (All other states east of the Mississippi) Zone 3 (All other states west of the Mississippi) 1-4 PKGS $5.50 $5.50 $5.50 5-10 PKGS $6.50 $7.90 $9.50 11-20 PKGS $11.00 $11.00 $11.00 21-50 PKGS $16.00 $16.00 $16.00

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RED THUMB Dug as small "babies," these bright red-skinned thumbs of delicacy have beautiful dark pink flesh. Pleasing flavor and firm flesh is perfect for roasting in olive oil and rosemary, then caramelizing. Serve with your favorite steak and salad. An interesting fingerling for the specialty market. Very productive small- to medium-sized plant.
528RT RED THUMB Organic 1# $5.75, 3# $11.75, 10# $34.00, 25# $68.00, 50# $114.00

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ROSE FINN APPLE Rose-blushed beige skin and deep yellow flesh, occasional airplanes or second growth distinguish this very fine fingerling. Though not as easy to grow as Banana, this potato’s exquisite flavor and cooking qualities set it apart. Tubers set near the surface, so hill well to prevent greening and frost damage. Maintain fertility and water carefully. Matures mid- to late season. A medium-spreading plant.
530RF ROSE FINN APPLE Organic 1# $5.75, 3# $11.75, 10# $34.00, 25# $68.00, 50# $114.00 190RF ROSE FINN APPLE Conventional 50# $100.00

Fingerling Potatoes
Shaped like fingers, hence their name. Prized for their interesting colors and exquisite flavors, they are in high demand with chefs and market farmers. They are prolific producers and fairly resistant to disease. BANANA Probably the best known of the fingerlings. Tan skin with dark yellow flesh. Matures earlier than most fingerlings with respectable yields of 2"-3" tubers at 75 days. Steamed and tossed with butter and parsley, these make a tasty late-summer dish. Resistant to scab, but susceptible to rhizoctonia and late blight. White flowers on medium spreading plant.
510BAO BANANA Organic 1# $5.75, 3# $11.75, 10# $34.00, 25# $68.00, 50# $114.00 170BAC BANANA Conventional 50# $100.00

NEW! PEANUT Also known as Swedish Peanut or Almond, this is a teardrop or peanut-shaped heirloom fingerling with nice pale golden skin and dark yellow flesh. Waxy, peanutty flavor with a texture perfect for roasting. Good in soups and salads, too! Produces a heavy set of tubers with excellent storage. Medium spreading plant with white flowers.
526PE PEANUT Organic 1# $5.75, 3# $11.75, 10# $34.00, 25# $68.00, 50# $114.00

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FRENCH FINGERLING Though plumper than most, this potato (also known as Nosebag) is still considered a fingerling. Radiant rose-red skin and deep yellow flesh with an occasional red ring make this potato stand out. Creamy, smooth texture with exceptional flavor lends itself well to salad with thinly-sliced red onions and chunks of crisp cucumbers. Abundant, long, plump tubers seem to tumble out of the earth. Tall plants with red veining fill the row.
519FFO FRENCH FINGERLING Organic 1# $5.75, 3# $11.75, 10# $34.00, 25# $68.00, 50# $114.00 175FFC FRENCH FINGERLING Conventional 50# $100.00

PURPLE PERUVIAN Sure to draw attention anywhere, this tuber is deep dark purple inside and out, with a rather earthy flavor that some really love. Still a little wild, Purple Peruvian has a large rangy plant. Its numerous tubers set far from the plant; be sure to harvest them all to prevent their becoming "volunteers" in next year’s crop. Very late; frost tolerant. Not much is known of its resistances or susceptibilities, so be sure to send me your observations. This is truly a specialty potato.
180PP PURPLE PERUVIAN Conventional 1# $6.50, 3# $12.00, 10# $35.00, 25# $69.00, 50# $118.00

Early Potatoes (55-70 DAYS)
CARIBE An elegant potato with brilliant dark blue skin and superb creamy-white flesh. NOT AVAILABLE IN 2012. Please try Purple Viking on page 11 as an alternative variety.
CHIEFTAN Always popular, this early-to-midseason red-skinned variety offers high yields and good eating qualities. Expect a large set of round, bright red tubers with nice white flesh. Stores well. Resistant to scab and tuber net necrosis; field resistant to late blight. Medium-spreading plant with large, light violet flowers.
538CHO CHIEFTAN Organic 2.5# $6.35, 5# $10.75, 10# $17.75, 20# $29.00, 50# $56.00 224CHC CHIEFTAN Conventional 20# $14.75, 50# $20.00

Resistant to blackleg and fusarium storage rot; immune to wart. Medium-spreading plant with lilac, white-tipped flowers.
226CB COBBLER Conventional 2.5# $4.40, 5# $7.50, 10# $11.60, 20# $14.75, 50# $20.00

COLORADO ROSE With Cherry Red as one of its parents, Colorado Rose was bred for high yield and early bulking. Attractive oval red tubers with white flesh are great for those early summer salads or roasting. Resistant to hollow heart, second growth, and bruising. Medium semi-erect plant with purple flowers.
541CD COLORADO ROSE Organic 2.5# $6.35, 5# $10.75, 10# $17.75, 20# $28.00, 50# $53.00

LARATTE From France comes this special fingerling. In appearance Laratte is similar to Banana, though a fine net to the tan skin and a nutty flavor to the dark yellow flesh set it apart. Smooth and firm texture. The babies (½"-1") truly melt in your mouth. Fine chefs love this gourmet morsel, and the demand is high. Matures about ten days later than Banana. Resistant to scab and viruses. White flowers top medium-sized plants.
522LA LARATTE Organic 1# $5.75, 3# $11.75, 10# $34.00, 25# $68.00, 50# $114.00

COBBLER Many years ago on a summer eve while visiting one of our family seed potato growers, we were served freshly-dug Cobblers, golf ball size, boiled and tossed with butter, salt, and parsley. Oh, scrumptious! The potatoes were good and so was the company, making for a memorable meal. A selection from Early Rose believed to have been discovered by an Irish shoemaker in the late 1800s, Cobbler has round, buff-skinned tubers with white flesh that’s a little mealy, perfect for soaking up that butter. Early maturing and exceptional eating qualities keep this variety in the seed trade.

DARK RED NORLAND Customers sometimes ask, "What should I choose for early spuds that steam up well?" I always recommend Dark Red Norland; it’s easy to grow with consistent yields of beautiful round red tubers from large to small. Steam or boil some of these babies for those first early meals straight from the garden. Resistant to scab; fair storage. Purplishblue flowers on a medium-sized plant.
548DRO DARK RED NORLAND Organic 2.5# $6.35, 5# $10.75, 10# $18.25, 20# $30.00, 50# $58.00 231DRC DARK RED NORLAND Conventional 20# $14.75, 50# $20.00

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SATINA Oh yes, the satiny yellow skin and yellow flesh of these oval-round tubers make for an exceptional eating experience! With a smooth texture and a great flavor, Satina’s eating qualities are comparable to Carola. An early- to mid-season German variety with high yields and resistance to rhizoctonia, black leg, scab and hollow heart. Field resistance to late blight; good resistance to tarnished plant bugs and leafhoppers. Very good storage.
250ST SATINA Conventional 2.5# $5.75, 5# $8.50, 10# $12.00, 20# $20.00, 50# $36.00

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MOUNTAIN ROSE With red skin and red flesh, this new release from Colorado joins Purple Majesty in being very high in antioxidants. Developed from All Red and a white-fleshed chipping variety, Mountain Rose shows good promise as a specialty variety for chefs and market gardeners. A moist but not waxy texture makes it suitable for most uses. Early to medium maturity and high yields. Resistant to second growth, hollow heart, shatter bruise, and some viruses. Susceptible to fusarium dry rot. Semi-erect plants with reddish-purple flowers.
552MR MOUNTAIN ROSE Organic 2.5# $6.35, 5# $10.75, 10# $17.75, 20# $28.00, 50# $53.00

Mid-Season Potatoes (70-90 DAYS)
ADIRONDACK BLUE Several years ago I trialed Adirondack Blue and was impressed with the results. Round to oblong, slightly flattened tubers have glistening blue skin enclosing deep blue flesh without the white vascular ring. The moist, flavorful flesh is superb for mashing or salads; it’s a favorite in taste tests. Very high in antioxidants. Spreading plants with tinges of blue have clusters of pure white flowers. This variety bruises easily during harvest and is extremely susceptible to fusarium soft rot. Grading has proven to be very difficult as the soft rot spreads into the center of the potato and is not readily visible on the surface.
562DBO ADIRONDACK BLUE Organic 2.5# $9.50, 5# $15.50, 10# $26.00, 20# $43.00, 50# $90.00

RED GOLD Always one of my favorites. Boiled or steamed and tossed with butter, salt, and parsley, these will melt in your mouth. Rose red skin wraps around deep yellow flesh. Because it’s very early at 70 days, Red Gold is perfect for the market grower. Expect a huge set of 2"-3" babies under each plant. Moderately resistant to scab, with a short dormancy. Dark purple flowers on medium spreading plant. ORGANIC SEED NOT AVAILABLE FOR 2012.
241RG RED GOLD Conventional 2.5# $5.50, 5# $10.25, 10# $15.50, 20# $20.00, 50# $36.00

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SUPERIOR Released in 1961 and having one of the same parents as Kennebec, Caribe and Onaway, Superior is a widely-grown, popular variety. Early maturing, moderately-high yields and minimal skinning enables growers to dig and market quickly. Round to oblong tubers with buff, slightly flaky skin and white flesh are suitable for many uses. Good resistance to internal defects and common scab. Years ago when we first started growing our own food and buying local storage crops, Superior was the potato we ate and stored all winter. Medium plant with pale lilac flowers having white tips and stripes extending to center.
253SU SUPERIOR Conventional 2.5# $4.40, 5# $7.50, 10# $11.60, 20# $14.75, 50# $20.00

SANGRE A beautiful potato with smooth, thick, red skin and white flesh, having wonderful boiling and baking qualities. Stores well, maintaining good skin color. Bulks up quickly, so it’s good for early new potatoes. Resistant to hollow heart, moderately resistant to scab. Expect few lavender flowers on these large spreading plants.
556SAO SANGRE Organic 2.5# $6.35, 5# $10.75, 10# $17.75, 20# $28.00, 50# $53.00 247SAS SANGRE Sustainable 50# $36.00

ADIRONDACK RED Trialing this new release from the Cornell breeding program several years ago, I was pleased with how well it performed. Oblong, slightly flattened tubers have lightly netted purplish-red skin and pink-red flesh; flavorful and moist. So tasty for roasting and salads! Plants have a heavy set high in the hill. Early maturity and good storage. Contains naturally-occurring anthocyanin, a powerful antioxidant. Spreading plant with purple-red flowers sporting red anthers.
567ARO ADIRONDACK RED Organic 2.5# $9.50, 5# $15.50, 10# $26.00, 20# $43.00, 50# $90.00 274ARC ADIRONDACK RED Conventional 2.5# $4.75, 5# $8.00, 10# $12.00 20# $16.75, 50# $26.00

NEW! AUGUSTA Every year I grow many different kinds of potatoes, some new, some familiar. It’s always exciting to dig the trial varieties, seeing the different colors, shapes and quantities that come out of the ground. Augusta, a newly released variety, has oval to long tubers with golden skin and pink blushed eyes. High yields of 8-10 tubers per plant were blemish free. Though other sources called this one "waxy" I found it to be quite creamy, best for mashing, baking or frying. May be a good substitute for Yukon Gold.
289AU AUGUSTA Conventional 2.5# $5.75, 5# $8.50, 10# $12.00, 20# $20.00, 50# $36.00

YUKON GOLD In the U.S., Yukon Gold is as synonymous with yellow-fleshed potatoes as Silver Queen is to white corn. Deservedly known as a nice potato, with great flavor and excellent storage. Very popular with growers and consumers alike. Oval tubers with finely flaked buff skin, distinctive pink eyes, and light yellow flesh. Medium upright plant with light violet flowers.
559YGO YUKON GOLD Organic 2.5# $6.35, 5# $10.75, 10# $18.25, 20# $28.00, 50# $54.00 260YGC YUKON GOLD Conventional 20# $14.75, 50# $20.00

BACK! ALL BLUE My family simply loves French Fries made from this specialty potato! With deepblue skin and blue flesh sporting a ring of white, it fries up with an appetizing coppery-colored tinge. Respectable yields give you enough to store through the winter. Look for blue blossoms and blue-veined stems on this medium-spreading plant.
573ABO ALL BLUE Organic 2.5# $6.35, 5# $10.50, 10# $17.60, 20# $29.00, 50# $53.00

NEW! BLAZER RUSSET An early-maturing russet with attractive smooth skin and excellent culinary qualities. Plants emerge quickly and set 9-11 tubers in the middle of the hill. Resistant to common and powdery scab, hollow heart, and growth cracks. Moderately resistant to early blight and late blight. A large root system gives the plant some drought tolerance. Large, upright vine with few white flowers.
577BL BLAZER RUSSET Organic 2.5# $6.35, 5# $10.75, 10# $17.75, 20# $28.00, 50# $53.00

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GOLDRUSH Released in 1992 by North Dakota, Goldrush is a welcome addition to the russet repertoire. Attractive oblong-to-long tubers with smooth russeted skin and extremely white flesh are especially delicious for baking and fries. Mid-season maturity, high yields, resistance to hollow heart, common scab, verticillium wilt, and drought have made this variety popular. Large vigorous upright vine has light lavender flowers.
292GO GOLDRUSH Conventional 2.5# $4.40, 5# $7.50, 10# $11.60, 20# $14.75, 50# $20.00

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KEUKA GOLD Expect high uniform yields from Keuka Gold, a recent release from the Cornell breeding program. Part of the Public Seed Initiative in 2004, Keuka performed well under organic growing conditions. Though not as early as Yukon, it may be a good substitute. Buff skin and light yellow flesh with eating qualities similar to Yukon Gold. Resistant to scab and golden nematode. White flowers on a strong vine.
592KUO KEUKA GOLD Organic 2.5# $8.25, 5# $14.10, 10# $21.00, 20# $35.00, 50# $75.00 305KUC KEUKA GOLD Conventional 20# $14.75, 50# $20.00

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PURPLE SUN (also known as Peter Wilcox) Bred at USDA/Beltsville for high levels of vitamin C (40% of RDA per serving) and the antioxidant carotenoid (15% higher than Yukon Gold). Round to oblong tubers have brilliant purple skin and dark yellow flesh, occasionally streaked with purple. Large set of 2"-3" tubers set high in the hill. Very tasty; excellent for roasting or boiling. Excellent storage. Exceptional nutritional values and market appeal make it a good choice. Spreading plant with mauve flowers.
314PSC PURPLE SUN Conventional 2.5# $5.75, 5# $8.50, 10# $12.00, 20# $20.00, 50# $36.00

CAROLA Just about everyone grows this golden yellow tuber. The color of its sunny flesh is reminiscent of butter from cows fresh on pasture. The creamy texture and exquisite flavor is a pleasure, whether steamed, boiled, baked, or fried. Originally from Germany, Carola has made a name for itself here with home gardeners, market farmers, and consumers alike. White flowers; medium-spreading plant.
578CAO CAROLA Organic 2.5# $6.35, 5# $10.90, 10# $18.75, 20# $30.00, 50# $58.00 281CAC CAROLA Sustainable 50# $36.00

KENNEBEC Released by the USDA in 1948, Kennebec is still one of the top-ten varieties grown in Maine. And no wonder! It’s very dependable under most growing conditions, with high yields of large, white-fleshed tubers. Good field resistance to late blight. You can cook Kennebec any way – boil, mash, or bake – and enjoy a superb meal every time. Excellent storage. Loads of white flowers cover this large plant.
584KEO KENNEBEC Organic 2.5# $8.25, 5# $14.00, 10# $21.00, 20# $35.00, 50# $75.00 300KEC KENNEBEC Conventional 20# $14.75, 50# $20.00

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NEW! EVA Another excellent variety released from the Cornell breeding program. The outstanding appearance of the round oval tubers even in a less-than ideal growing year such as Maine had in 2011 convinced me to offer this variety. Bright white skin and white flesh with texture a little mealy lend these tubers to mashing, baking, and home-made chips! Excellent storage. Resistant to golden nematode, common scab, viruses, early blight and hollow heart. Medium, semi-erect plant with white flowers.
285EV EVA Conventional 2.5# $4.40, 5# $7.75, 10# $11.75, 20# $14.90, 50# $21.00

KERR’S PINK We never seem to have enough of this heirloom from Ireland. First released in 1917, it is still widely grown today. The texture is what the Irish call "floury" – that is, not really mealy like a russet, but drier than most varieties. To our taste, it’s delicately creamy, lending itself well to mashing (with milk and butter, of course!). This is our daughter Rosie’s favorite "yummy for the tummy." Round tubers with pink blushed beige skin, darker pink eyes and white flesh are classic. White flowers on medium spreading plant.
587KP KERR’S PINK Organic 2.5# $6.35, 5# $10.75, 10# $17.75, 20# $28.00, 50# $53.00

NICOLA When I trialed Nicola, I was impressed by the generous yields of huge potatoes, all goldenskinned and golden-fleshed. Eating them was another delight! Home fries with onions, salt, and butter were scrumptious. Nicola has a lower glycemic index than most varieties. Consistency makes it a good choice for the market grower. Developed in the Netherlands and Germany. Immune to viruses; resistant to blight.
597NIO NICOLA Organic 2.5# $6.35, 5# $10.75, 10# $17.75, 20# $28.00, 50# $53.00 311NIS NICOLA Sustainable 50# $36.00

PURPLE VIKING Truly a beautiful potato, with deep purple skin dappled with pink splashes and stripes. Bright white and creamy-good, the flesh bakes or mashes perfectly. This variety produces what we call "lunkers," large oversized potatoes, so plant close (8"-10") to control size. Small-to-medium spreading plant has some resistance to leafhoppers.
615PVO PURPLE VIKING Organic 2.5# $6.35, 5# $10.75, 10# $17.75, 20# $28.00, 50# $53.00 318PVS PURPLE VIKING Sustainable 50# $36.00

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PURPLE MAJESTY Majestic purple flesh inside satiny purple skin beautifully describes this newlyreleased variety from Colorado. All Blue crossed with a white fleshed chipping variety has produced a royal potato exceptionally high in anthocyanin, an antioxidant. Oblong tubers make stunning chips or fries. Resistant to most viruses, susceptible to fusarium dry rot. Ideal for early market or summer eating; good for short-term storage only.
608PM PURPLE MAJESTY Organic 2.5# $6.35, 5# $10.75, 10# $17.75, 20# $28.00, 50# $53.00

1# will plant 5-8 ft of row 2.5# will plant 12-20 ft of row 5# will plant 25 ft of row 20# will plant 100 ft of row For fingerlings, use half these amounts.

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YELLOW FINN When you taste Yellow Finn you will truly understand why in Europe it is considered a gourmet potato. The dark yellow flesh is moist with a little mealiness, excellent for baking, mashing, or frying. Butter? Sour cream, anyone? Distinctly pear-shaped flat round tubers will set close and far from the plant. Have the children help you dig these.
680YF YELLOW FINN Organic 2.5# $6.35, 5# $10.75, 10# $17.75, 20# $28.00, 50# $53.00

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ROSE GOLD We are pleased to be able to offer Rose Gold in response to many requests. Selected from a 1970 cross made in Ontario of Abenaki and G6521-4RY, the male parent of Red Gold. Pink-red skin encloses bright yellow flesh with outstanding eating qualities. Great for soups or dishes such as scalloped potatoes. Yields of large round-oval tubers are comparable to Kennebec. Resistant to viruses, rhizoctonia (black scurf) and silver scurf; moderately resistant to scab. Fair storage, so eat quickly. Medium-sized, semi-erect plant with numerous lavender flowers.
642RE ROSE GOLD Organic 2.5# $9.50, 5# $15.50, 10# $26.00, 20# $43.00, 50# $90.00

Late-Season Potatoes (90-110 DAYS)

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– KB, Glenview, IL

Potato Cheese Corn Chowder
½ lb. thick-cut bacon, chopped into ¾" pieces 2 large flavorful onions, chopped into ½" pieces 5 unpeeled medium-sized potatoes cut into 1" cubes 2 large bay leaves 2 sprigs fresh thyme, or 1-2 teaspoons dried, to taste 1-2 cups well-flavored chicken or vegetable stock 1-2 cups extra-sharp cheddar cheese, chopped or grated 1 15-oz. can of creamed corn (or 2 cups fresh corn kernels, or 2 cups frozen corn kernels thawed and drained) Milk to thin the soup, if desired Freshly-ground black pepper Chopped parsley, to garnish

BINTJE A classic Dutch variety released in 1910, Bintje (pronounced "benjee") is still widely grown in Europe. Oblong tubers have smooth yellow skin and creamy golden flesh. Yummy for corn chowder made with locally-grown bacon and your own corn. Produces a large tuber set, so space the plants at 16"-18". Resistant to viruses but can be susceptible to scab and late blight. Compact medium plant with small white flowers.
710BJ BINTJE Organic 2.5# $6.35, 5# $10.75, 10# $17.75, 20# $28.00, 50# $53.00

DESIREE Released by the Netherlands in 1962, Desiree has become quite popular in England and Europe. Long, oval tubers with beautiful rosy skin and creamy yellow flesh. Excellent for salads, boiling, or mashing. Good drought tolerance; moderate resistance to scab, and good storage. Upright plant with lots of red-violet flowers.
732DS DESIREE Organic 2.5# $6.35, 5# $10.75, 10# $17.75, 20# $28.00, 50# $53.00

Place a heavy-bottomed medium-sized soup pot over medium-high heat. Add the bacon and cook it until it is crisp. Using a slotted spoon, remove the crisped bacon to a small bowl. Add the chopped onions to the bacon fat. Adjust the heat to medium, and cook the onions just until they are soft. Do not let the onions brown. When the onions are soft, add the potatoes, the bay leaves and thyme, and 1-2 cups chicken stock. If you prefer a thick soup, or if you plan to add milk to the soup later on, add the lesser amount, but be sure that the potatoes are covered. Cover the pot, and cook until the potatoes are soft. When the potatoes are cooked, crush them with a potato masher, leaving some lumps. Reduce the heat to mediumlow. Add the cheese, starting with just one cup; taste, and add more if desired. After the cheese melts, stir in the corn, the reserved bacon, and plenty of freshly-ground black pepper, and let the soup heat for a few moments. Taste before salting. Remove the bay leaves and the thyme stems. Garnish with chopped fresh parsley. Serve hot.

CANELA RUSSET A late maturing russet with high yields and smooth attractive appearance. Long, oblong-flattened tubers have heavy russet skin and bright white flesh. Tubers set in the middle of the hill and average 9-10 tubers per plant. This performed well in our trials in 2008 and tastes good too! Excellent for fries and baking. Resistant to viruses and has a long dormancy.
729CN CANELA RUSSET Organic 2.5# $6.35, 5# $10.75, 10# $17.75, 20# $28.00, 50# $53.00

GERMAN BUTTERBALL This is my favorite potato, a round to oblong tuber with lightly netted golden skin that wraps around deep yellow flesh. Slightly mealy, this beauty is superb for everything – frying, baking, mashing, soups – you name it. Resistant to scab and viruses; some field resistance to late blight, but susceptible to rhizoctonia. Large upright vigorous plant with white blossoms.
740GBO GERMAN BUTTERBALL Organic 2.5# $6.35, 5# $10.75, 10# $17.75, 20# $28.00, 50# $53.00 321GBS GERMAN BUTTERBALL Sustainable 50# $36.00

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– CC, Red Creek, NY

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VARIETY

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FLESH COLOR
dark yellow yellow w/red ring dark yellow dark yellow dark purple dark pink dark yellow blue blue w/ white ring purple yellow white white white white red deep yellow white pink-red deep yellow deep yellow white white yellow yellow yellow yellow yellow yellow yellow yellow yellow yellow white white white white white white white white white white

SKIN COLOR
tan rose-red tan tan purple bright red rose-blushed beige deep blue deep blue purple purple pink-splashed purple red red dark red red rose-red dark red purplish-red pink-red rose red bright red dark red yellow buff w/pink eyes yellow w/pink eyes yellow buff yellow yellow netted yellow yellow buff buff buff buff buff light tan buff smooth russet heavy russet smooth russet pink blushed beige

SHAPE
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YIELD
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STORAGE
good good good good good good good good good fair excellent excellent good good fair fair fair excellent good fair good good excellent good excellent good good good good excellent excellent excellent excellent fair good good excellent excellent excellent excellent good excellent good

BEST USES
salads, roasting salads, roasting salads, roasting salads, roasting salads, roasting salads, roasting salads, roasting salads, boiling, fries salads, boiling, fries salads, boiling, fries all purpose mashing, baking steam, boiling salads, roasting steam, boiling all purpose steam, boiling all purpose boiling, mashing salads, roasting salads, roasting all purpose mashing all purpose all purpose mashing, frying all purpose all purpose all purpose boiling, mashing or frying baking, fries soups, mashing baking, fries steam, boiling all purpose all purpose all purpose baking, fries all purpose baking, fries baking, fries baking, fries soups, mashing

Banana French Fingerling Laratte Peanut NEW! Purple Peruvian Red Thumb Rose Finn Apple BLUE-SKINNED POTATOES Adirondack Blue All Blue Purple Majesty Purple Sun Purple Viking Chieftan Colorado Rose Dark Red Norland Mountain Rose Red Gold Sangre Adirondack Red Rose Gold Desiree Red Maria (NY 129) Red Pontiac

FINGERLING POTATOES

RED-SKINNED POTATOES

Satina Yukon Gold Augusta NEW! Carola Keuka Gold Nicola Yellow Finn German Butterball Bintje Lehigh NEW! BUFF-SKINNED POTATOES Cobbler Superior Eva NEW! Kennebec Green Mountain Katahdin OTHER SPECIALTIES Blazer Russet NEW! Canela Russet GoldRush Kerr's Pink

YELLOW POTATOES

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RED MARIA (a.k.a. NY 129) Finally, we have a beautiful name for "NY 129," a late-season red potato developed by the Cornell breeding program. I’ve grown this variety in my trials several times and was always impressed with the yield and uniformity of these large, round tubers. Bright, red skin is lightly textured and holds color well in storage. Few pick-outs and internal defects. Resistant to golden nematode and common scab. Red-purple flowers on a dark, green upright plant showed some resistance to leafhoppers and tarnished plant bugs.
765RM RED MARIA Organic 2.5# $6.75, 5# $10.75, 10# $18.25, 20# $29.00, 50# $56.00

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NEW! ONION TRANSPLANTS
We are excited to offer locally-grown, certified organic onion transplants provided by our young farmer neighbor. We have chosen three well-known long day varieties that we feel should do well for you. They are offered in bunches of 60-75 barerooted plants. We will ship on Mondays from April 2, 2012 until May 14, 2012. Please specify your preferred shipping date on the order form. Use the chart below to determine your order deadline. Recommended transplant time is 2-4 weeks before your last frost. Check with your local extension agency for information on frost dates for your area. NEW! COPRA ONION TRANSPLANT Yellow globe onion well-known for long storage. Uniform globes with thin necks dry down well and have the highest sugars of storage type onions.
1106CP COPRA – SPRING SHIP – Organic 1# (1 bunch of 60-75 plants) $22.00

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GREEN MOUNTAIN Famous for its marvelous flavor and exceptional baking qualities. An heirloom released in 1885, bred in the Green Mountains of Vermont. Produces a high yield of light tan-skinned, white-fleshed tubers that store exceedingly well. Resistant to verticillium, blackleg, and fusarium storage rot, but susceptible to scab and viruses. Large spreading plant with big, white flowers. Supplies of organic seed is limited; order early.
748GMO GREEN MOUNTAIN Organic 2.5# $8.00, 5# $14.00, 10# $19.00, 20# $30.00, 50# $60.00 326GMC GREEN MOUNTAIN Conventional 20# $14.75, 50# $20.00

Alliums
All onions, shallots, and garlic belong to the Allium family. Each type produces bulbs (single or divided into cloves) or sets and are shipped either in the spring or fall depending on planting times for each type.

ONION SETS
STUTTGARTER ONION SETS The old standby for yellow storage onions from sets. 2"-3" diameter bulbs are flat-bottomed and have a nice strong flavor. Excellent storage into June. For the best yields, plant as soon as the ground can be worked. Onions are picky; feed well and keep them weeded. Approx. 200 sets per pound.
110ST STUTTGARTER - SPRING SHIP Conventional ½# $4.00, 1# $5.00, 3# $12.50, 10# $34.00, 25# $65.00

NEW! LEHIGH Over the past several seasons, I’ve been impressed by this variety’s performance, but with Keuka Gold as one of its parents, I shouldn’t have been surprised. It was bred at Cornell and released jointly in 2007 by Cornell, Penn. State, and the University of Maine. It is named for Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley, where, in extensive trials, potato growers found that Lehigh offered consistently high yields across very diverse growing regions. These round to oblong, slightly flattened tubers with appealing yellow flesh provide good flavor for soups, mashing, or fries. Resistant to blackspot bruise; tolerant to scab. Semi-erect plant with white flowers.
332LH LEHIGH Conventional 2.5# $4.40, 5# $7.50, 10# $11.60, 20# $14.75, 50# $20.00

RED PONTIAC I’ve always liked this potato for mashing, due to its especially good flavor and texture. Dark red smooth skin on oblong to round tubers with white flesh. Though Red Pontiac is susceptible to second growth and hollow heart, the yield and storage qualities still make it a good choice. With its large set and early bulking, some growers may find this variety useful for new potatoes. These spuds get huge; plant a little closer (8"-10") to control size. Large spreading plant has light purple flowers with white tips.
334RP RED PONTIAC Conventional 2.5# $4.40, 5# $7.50, 10# $11.90, 20# $14.75, 50# $20.00

RED BARON ONION SETS A really nice red onion with flavor not too pungent. Great raw in salads and sandwiches. Though not as large or highyielding as Stuttgarter, Red Baron is a nice addition to your onion bin. I’ve experienced good storage, easily into May. Keep them fed and weeded; they don’t like competition. Approx. 200 sets per pound.
115RB RED BARON - SPRING SHIP Conventional ½# $4.50, 1# $5.50, 3# $13.00, 10# $35.00, 25# $80.00

NEW! REDWING ONION TRANSPLANT Everyone’s favorite red storage onion. Large uniform, deep-red globes store well into May. Deep red color in the rings and a nice juicy onion flavor is perfect for sandwiches and sautéing.
1123RW REDWING – SPRING SHIP – Organic 1# (1 bunch of 60-75 plants) $22.00

KATAHDIN Still very popular here in the Northeast, this old standard has been around since 1932. Flat to round tubers with smooth buff skin and white flesh. High-yielding and droughtresistant; adaptable to many growing conditions. One of the best for any of your winter soups. Excellent storage. Numerous light purple flowers on large spreading plants.
330KAC KATAHDIN Conventional 2.5# $4.40, 5# $7.50, 10# $11.90, 20# $14.75, 50# $20.00

NEW! AILSA CRAIG ONION TRANSPLANT This is the onion to exhibit at your local fair for those prize-winning huge onions! It’s a Spanish type with mild flavor, known for early yields and cool weather tolerance. Short-term storage.
1134AI AILSA CRAIG – SPRING SHIP – Organic 1# (1 bunch of 60-75 plants) $22.00

ONION TRANSPLANT ORDER DEADLINES
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so their small size becomes an advantage. Storage? Into July! Plant one shallot bulb and you’ll get a cluster of 6-10 plants. These can be pulled off for green scallions or left to mature into bulbs for storage. Feed ‘em and weed ‘em.
500RS RED SUN - FALL SHIP - Organic 1# $14.00, 3# $39.00, 10# $120.00, 25# $225.00

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POTATO ONIONS Similar to shallots, as they divide into clusters. Why are they called "potato onions"? I’ve wondered that myself. When harvesting, though, I noticed that the bulbs clustered underneath each other like a hill of potatoes. Another allium with great storage qualities well into June or July. Flavor is strong and smooth; not as pungent as Stuttgarter. Clusters of 10-12 bulbs have a large size range from ½" to 3". Approx. 15-20 sets per pound.
504POF POTATO ONIONS – FALL SHIP – Organic 1# $14.00, 3# $39.00, 10# $120.00, 25# $225.00

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NEW! EGYPTIAN WALKING ONIONS
NEW! EGYPTIAN WALKING ONIONS A hardy perennial onion that may be enjoyed in several different ways. Plant the bulbs or bulblets in the fall, then harvest the green sprouts early in the spring or any time throughout the season. Use the bulblets, the small onions that form in a cluster at the top of the stalk, at any time. And the bulbs themselves can be dug and eaten anytime from midsummer through fall. Because this a perennial plant, the bulbs should be planted in the fall or left in the ground, as storage is poor. The bulblets, however, may be dried and stored. Or you may leave them on the stalk; they will fall over and "walk" to a new place to set down roots! Very prolific, hardy, and fun!
495EY EGYPTIAN WALKING ONION – FALL SHIP – Sustainable 25 sets $10.00

SHALLOTS & POTATO ONIONS
PICASSO DUTCH SHALLOTS A new, improved shallot with rich, red-brown skin and crisp pink-tinged flesh. Mild flavored bulbs are great for fresh use in salads or sautéed veggies. Stores well after harvest.
124PC PICASSO - SPRING SHIP - Conventional 1# $7.00, 3# $16.00, 10# $48.00, 25# $85.00

RED SUN FRENCH SHALLOTS I was never entranced with French shallots as I thought they were too little to bother with. But having to use them when my regular onions were gone, I really came to enjoy their exquisite flavor. The distinctive taste means you only need to use a few at a time,

YELLOW MOON DUTCH SHALLOTS Highquality golden skinned, round bulbs produce heavily and mature early. Bulbs have a sweet delicate flavor and aroma. Stores well.
508YMO YELLOW MOON - SPRING SHIP - Organic 1# $10.00, 3# $28.00, 10# $95.00, 25# $190.00 128YMC YELLOW MOON - SPRING SHIP Conventional 10# $48.00, 25# $85.00

We love your potatoes & shallots!
– AH, Sackets Harbor, NY

ONION VARIETY Single Bulb Stuttgarter Red Baron Ailsa Craig Copra Redwing

Alison’s Alliums™
PG TYPE SKIN COLOR 17 17 17 17 17 19 19 18 18 18 PG single bulb single bulb single bulb single bulb single bulb large plant with bulbs & topsets cluster of bulbs cluster of bulbs cluster of bulbs cluster of bulbs TYPE yellow red yellow yellow red yellow yellow reddish purple red-brown golden PAPER COLOR

FLESH COLOR white purple/white white white purple/white white white purple/white pink-tinged white CLOVE SKIN COLOR

STORAGE excellent good fair excellent good poor excellent excellent excellent excellent STORAGE

FLAVOR strong medium strong mild strong medium strong medium sweet strong medium sweet mild sweet FLAVOR

COMMENTS dependable good raw for the fair awesome storage salads with color perennial & prolific very prolific exquisite flavor easy to grow easy to grow COMMENTS

How Much Onion or Garlic Seed Do I Need?
1# Onion sets (200 sets per pound) will plant 100 ft of row. 1# Shallots or Potato Onions (15-20 sets per pound) will plant 7-10 ft of row. 1# Garlic (30-60 cloves per pound) will plant 20-40 ft of row depending on the variety.

Multiplier Onion Egyptian Walking Onion Potato Onion Red Sun French Shallot Picasso Dutch Shallot Yellow Moon Dutch Shallot GARLIC VARIETY

Porcelain-hardneck Georgian Crystal Georgian Fire German Extra-Hardy Rocambole-hardneck German Red Phillips Russian Red Artichoke-softneck Inchelium Red Polish Red

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bulb w/cloves bulb w/cloves bulb w/cloves bulb w/cloves bulb w/cloves bulb w/cloves bulb w/cloves bulb w/cloves

white white white

brown-tinged red tan-streaked maroon dark red

very good very good very good very good good good very good excellent

hot hot hot medium fire medium fire strong-sweet mild smooth fire

winter hardy winter hardy winter hardy winter hardy winter hardy winter hardy winter hardy winter hardy

white/pinkish-red pinkish-red tinge white tan copper-purple/white brown white purplish red/tan tan tan-blushed purplish-red

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PHILLIPS An heirloom rocambole garlic collected from a gardener in Phillips, Maine by Will Bonsall of the Scatterseed Project. Known for its large bulbs, winter hardiness, and good storage. Gaining popularity here in Maine.
151PH PHILLIPS Organic ½# $10.00, 1# $18.00, 5# $68.00, 20# $209.00

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softneck varieties. Easy peeling and very long storage; we’ve enjoyed these as late as July! Good flavor, though milder than the porcelain varieties. The demand has been stronger than the supply. Limited supply; order early.
148PR POLISH RED Organic ½# $12.00, 1# $20.00, 5# $80.00 (Limit 1 pkg. per customer.)

Garlic Seed for Fall Planting
This year, we offer six stiffneck varieties and two softneck varieties, all certified organic and grown here in Maine. All garlic is grown in soils tested for garlic bloat nematode, and all are hardy and productive in our northern climate. 2" minimum bulbs. Order now and we will ship in the fall starting in mid- September 2012. Planting instructions will be sent with your order. You may also download the instructions at www.mainepotatolady.com. GEORGIAN FIRE We chose this porcelain hardneck garlic for its large bulbs and beautiful, papery white skins. And of course, we love the fiery flavor. Its cloves (4-7 tall, fat ones) are a glistening tan streaked with maroon. Tall, majestic plants have swirly scapes and are very hardy. ALISON’S GARLIC SAMPLER Here’s an opportunity to try some different types and varieties of garlic. "Alison’s Garlic Sampler" offers four halfpound packages of different varieties that include at least two different types; our choice.
130AS ALISON'S GARLIC SAMPLER Organic (Four ½# pkts) 2# $40.00 140GF GEORGIAN FIRE Organic ½# $10.50, 1# $18.50, 5# $69.00, 20# $210.00

POLISH RED We’ve been growing this soft-neck or "artichoke" garlic for many years. It came to us from a grower in New York and may have been called Polish White at the time. In our soils, the coloring has changed to show a definite tint of purplish-red on the outer skins. Very hardy and prolific. Expect 6-10 large fat cloves, tan blushed with purplish-red. No small inner cloves like most

RUSSIAN RED A popular rocambole grown for its large copper-veined, purple blotched bulbs. Strong flavor with a sweet aftertaste. Brought to the Northwest by Russian Doukhobor immigrants in the 1900s. 8-13 brown cloves per bulb. Doubles are common. Very winter-hardy.
153RR RUSSIAN RED Organic ½# $10.00, 1# $18.00, 5# $68.00, 20# $209.00

GEORGIAN CRYSTAL We’ve been growing Georgian Crystal for many years and we’ve enjoyed its consistent yields and size. A porcelain hard-neck variety that is very hardy here in central Maine, its satiny white bulb wrappers cover 3-7 fat cloves, with brown skins slightly tinged with red. It has a nice robust flavor that’s a little hot. Stores well until April. Originates in the Republic of Georgia between the Black Sea and the Aral Sea.
133GC GEORGIAN CRYSTAL Organic ½# $10.00, 1# $18.00, 5# $68.00, 20# $209.00

GERMAN RED The standard rocambole that we all love. This was one of the first stiff-necked varieties to become widely popular. White wrappers with a slight pinkish-red tinge over flattened bulbs. Its eight to fifteen brown-skinned cloves peel easily. You’ll love the spicy, rich garlic flavor with a little fire. Loves the cold, northern winters and stores into the spring.
142GR GERMAN RED Organic ½# $10.00, 1# $18.00, 5# $68.00, 20# $209.00

Soils Are Alive!
Our soils are alive! At LaCourse Family Farm, we have grown our own food for many years. We see and feel the fullness and life in our soil. We know that the healthy soil needed to support us now and in the future must be balanced in nutrients, humus, and healthy soil organisms. We feed our soil with organic matter and soil amendments because we know that healthy soil will feed our plants and nourish our bodies. We are pleased to offer a selection of cover crops, soil amendments, and microorganisms to help you develop a rich, healthy soil in which to grow nutritious crops.

INCHELIUM RED A popular "artichoke" garlic that has a soft neck ideal for braiding. These bulbs easily grow to 3" with 9-20 cloves each! The mild flavor is great for roasting and general use. Feed, water, and weed well for the best yield and bulb size. Stores easily for 6-9 months.
144IR INCHELIUM RED Organic ½# $10.50, 1# $18.50, 5# $69.00, 20# $210.00

Cover Crops & Green Manures

GERMAN EXTRA-HARDY Also called German Stiffneck, German White or Northern White. Very winter-hardy porcelain variety having a large root system to help withstand the freezing and thawing cycle that heaves the bulbs out of the ground. Very white wrappers over 3-5 dark red cloves. Large well-formed heads have a strong and robust flavor. Stores well.
136GE GERMAN EXTRA-HARDY Organic ½# $10.50, 1# $18.50, 5# $69.00, 20# $210.00

MUSIC Beautiful porcelain hard-neck type having 4-7 huge, uniform cloves with a sweet, pungent flavor. NOT AVAILABLE FOR 2012 AS WE INCREASE OUR PLANTING STOCK.
I'm so thrilled to finally have the opportunity to order garlic and have all my desires available. – RC, Henniker, NH

We incorporate cover crops and green manures into our farm plan and rotations to build beneficial levels of organic matter and humus in our soil. Green manure or "plow down" crops can add substantial amounts of enriching biomass or organic matter to the soil. Legumes provide essential nitrogen. As this matter feeds the soil organisms, they in turn break down the organic matter and release a wealth of nutrients to feed the next crop. Cover crops protect against erosion, holding together all that precious topsoil that we have worked hard to build up. Here is a selection of the basic green manure crops that we use.

BUCKWHEAT With its wide, heart-shaped leaves and rapid growth, buckwheat is the best green manure crop for weed suppression. Buckwheat is also widely used for building worn-out soils, as it accumulates phosphorous, potassium, calcium, and nitrogen, making all these nutrients available to the next crop. Its fibrous root system improves soil aeration and friability, encouraging earthworm activity. Plant after danger of frost, then work into the soil at 6-8 weeks before the flowers set seed. Or plant as a late summer or fall cover crop 40-60 days before the first frost; leave it to winterkill, then plant directly into it in the spring. Buckwheat does better on poor soils than any other cover crop, but it does not like hot, dry conditions. Seed at 45-90#/acre or 2#/1000 sq ft.
902BK BUCKWHEAT Organic 2# $5.50, 5# $9.75, 25# $36.00, 50# $72.00

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any time, from spring (as soon as the soil can be worked) right up until the end of September. Plant at a rate of 100#/acre or 3#/1000 sq ft.
915OT OATS Organic 2# $4.00, 5# $6.00, 25# $23.00, 48# $34.00

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FIELD PEAS We like to plant this legume with oats for a real soil-building crop. The grains provide ample biomass, as well as stalks for the peas to climb, and the peas provide nitrogen. Field pea residues decompose rapidly, contributing up to 1.7 tons of dry matter and 100 pounds of nitrogen per acre. Field peas like cool moist growing conditions and are frost-tolerant once established. Seed at 70-160#/acre or 4#/1000 sq ft.
948FP FIELD PEAS Organic 2# $6.00, 5# $8.00, 25# $29.00, 50# $60.00

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oats. Frost seed at 15-20#/acre or ½#/1000 sq ft. Pre-inoculated with N-Tex (OMRI).
904MR MEDIUM RED CLOVER Organic ½# $7.00, 2# $14.00, 10# $65.00, 25# $130.00, 50# $210.00

NEW! MUSTARD Mustards and other brassica cover crops are becoming popular for rapid fall growth, huge biomass production, and nutrient scavenging. Most brassica species, mustards in particular, release chemical agents called glucosalinates, that when incorporated into the soil are toxic to soil-borne pathogens and pests (fungi, nematodes, and some weeds). Mustards will suppress verticillium, rhizoctonia, fusarium, sclerotinia and apahanamyces (root rot of peas). Fast-growing, it will suppress weeds and can produce up to 8,000 lb. of biomass per acre. With a 2-6 foot taproot, mustard is an efficient nutrient recycler, bringing up nitrogen and other nutrients into the top several feet of the soil profile. We are offering Mighty Mustard® which includes two varieties: IdaGold (actively suppresses weeds) and Pacific Gold (active against insects, nematodes, and fungal pathogens). Though not certified organic, they are sustainably grown by the Pacific Northwest Farmers Cooperative who have undergone third party evaluation and are verified non-GMO by the Non-GMO Project (www.nongmoproject.org). Plant in September for late October incorporation, or in the spring as soon as you can work the soil. Mow or chop before incorporation to rupture cell walls and better release the glucosalinates. Will winterkill below 25˚F. Seed at 15-20#/acre or ½#/1000 sq ft.
907MM MIGHTY MUSTARD® Sustainable NON-GMO ½# $8.00, 2# $14.00, 10# $67.00, 25# $135.00, 50# $240.00

WINTER RYE We always plant rye for winter cover after the potatoes are harvested, as well as in any other field that is open. Rye is very hardy and winters over consistently, germinating and growing at 40˚F and surviving down to -33˚F. Rye is an excellent catch crop as it has an extensive root system and is very efficient at taking up soluble nutrients left by previous crops. Rye provides a large amount of organic matter and has alleopathic effects on weeds. Great for straw: cut and bale at milk stage to prevent seed production. Seed from mid-August to mid-October alone or with hairy vetch at 90-160#/acre or 4#/1000 sq ft.
926RY WINTER RYE Organic 2# $4.00, 5# $6.00, 25# $22.00, 56# $36.00

Soil-Building Mixes

OATS We think of oats as a healing crop for the soil, as they have a special link with the soil microbes to break down humus. Oats grow very quickly, smothering weeds almost as effectively as buckwheat, especially when planted with bell beans or field peas. Worked into the soil, oats provide large amounts of organic matter while the legumes provide nitrogen. Oats are excellent as a nurse crop for legumes and grasses, providing weed control and winter protection. Because they winterkill, they are great for gardeners; the plant residue may be worked into the soil easily, or other crops can be planted directly into it. Sow oats

BELL BEANS Also known as fava bean or horse bean, this is the small-seeded variety used for green manure crops. A cool season annual that originated in the Mediterranean, this plant has wonderfully lush, fleshy leaves on thick straight stalks, 2-5 feet tall. Tolerates a wide range of soils. Will fix 70-220#/acre of nitrogen and provides loads of organic matter. A densely planted crop provides good weed control. Bell beans do well intercropped with oats or barley, and provide the legume green manure crop to rotate with garden peas and beans, as they are not from the same family. Turn under when plants first flower, or cut first, allow to wilt, then till under. Hardy to 25˚F. Flowers attract lacewings, ants, and parasitic wasps. Seed at 125-200#/acre or 5#/1000sq ft.
935BB BELL BEANS Conventional 2# $6.50, 5# $12.00, 25# $47.00, 50# $77.00

HAIRY VETCH A hardy legume that we usually plant with rye to overwinter and plow in the spring before we plant potatoes. Vigorous growth suppresses weeds, but large plants can be a problem to mow or plow. Turn under when the rye is 8"-12" tall or 2 weeks before planting the next crop. Vetch supplies 60-140#/acre of nitrogen and 4500#/ acre of biomass, depending on its maturity when it is turned under. Its succulent vines decompose rapidly. And the blue flowers are just lovely in a vase on the kitchen table. Seed at 20-40#/acre or 1#/1000 sq ft.
960HV HAIRY VETCH Organic 1# $6.00, 2# $10.00, 10# $35.00, 50# $150.00

We often plant a mix of grains and legumes to boost production of biomass, to form more soil organic matter, and to suppress weeds more effectively than either crop will do alone. These mixed crops complement each other in other ways as well. The grain stalks provide support for the vine-like legumes, while the grains’ roots improve topsoil crumb structure. The deep legume taproots open the subsoil, enhancing drainage, bringing up minerals, and fixing nitrogen from the air.
OATS AND FIELD PEAS 45% Oats/55% Field Peas. Grows quickly and turns under easily. Will winter kill at 20˚F. Turn under or plant directly into the plant residue. Seed at 130#/acre or 3#/1000 sq ft.
961OP OATS/FIELD PEA MIX Organic oats and organic field peas 2# $5.00, 5# $7.00, 25# $26.00, 50# $44.00

Loved last year's shipment delighted to see shallot sets and sweet potatoes. – JK, Beverly, MA

NEW! MEDIUM RED CLOVER A versatile short-lived perennial clover with several important uses. It makes nutritious hay or pasture and can persist for several years. Used as a cover or green manure crop, it can provide the nitrogen for the next season’s crop. Planted in late summer – either sowing with a small grain or broadcast into a vegetable crop after last cultivation, then incorporated next spring at flowering (late May to mid June) – it can fix up to 100#/acre of nitrogen. Or frost seed in early spring (February or March) to provide nitrogen and cover through the summer. Tolerates shade and dry conditions when getting established; forms taproots that aid with soil compaction. Also does better in acidic soils than alfalfa. Red clover supports beneficial insects including lady beetles, green lacewing larvae, and hover flies. And the deer relish it! Seed at 10#/acre alone or 6#/acre mixed with

OATS AND BELL BEANS 40% Oats/60% Bell Beans. Great mix to use in rotation with your garden peas. Good cool season growth. Seed at 150#/acre or 4#/1000 sq ft.
964OB OATS/BELL BEAN MIX Organic oats and conventional bell beans 2# $8.00, 5# $12.00, 25# $40.00, 50# $75.00

RYE AND HAIRY VETCH 70% Rye/30% Hairy Vetch. The standard winter cover crop. Rye grows at 40˚F and the vetch will overwinter. Allow spring growth to 8"-12" tall. Till under two weeks before planting the primary crop. Seed at 100#/acre or 2#/1000 sq ft.
965RV RYE/VETCH MIX Organic rye and organic hairy vetch 2# $5.00, 5# $11.00, 25# $36.00, 50# $65.00

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PRO NUTRIWAVE POULTRY FERTILIZER (4-1-3 N-P-K) Dehydrated poultry litter – recycled, pasteurized and pathogen-free – from our Canadian neighbors. Safe to use on seedlings as well as in your garden. Dry, granulated form is easy to use. Spread and work into the soil or side-dress heavy feeding crops. Apply at 5#/100 sq ft or 50#/1000 sq ft. OMRI-A.
988NW NUTRIWAVE 5# $6.00, 50# $18.00

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Certified Potato Seed A rigorous certification and inspection process (distinct from organic certification) ensures that seed potato meets standards for freedom from diseases or pests. All the potato seed sold by The Maine Potato Lady is certified by the state in which it is grown. Our products must also meet the certification requirements of the State of Maine Department of Agriculture. During the growing season, each lot is field inspected three times for specific pests and diseases. A 400-tuber sample, taken at harvest time, is grown out in Florida during the winter, then visually inspected for viruses and for variety purity. In order to be designated as Certified Seed, the sample must show 5% or less total virus. Certification is not complete until the winter grow-out inspection has been finalized (usually at the end of January). Certification represents only that the seed potatoes were inspected and certified in accordance with the state regulations.

Fertilizers & Inoculants

As farmers, we need affordable and user-friendly fertilizers to feed our crops (and, ultimately, ourselves). The best fertilizers spread easily with standard equipment and provide the right nutrients to enhance the health of our soil. Here is a selection of products we like, both for ease of use and for the benefits they bring.
FISH MEAL (8-3-0 N-P-K) We’ve used this by-product of the salmon industry for many years on our potato and garlic crops. It provides readilyavailable nitrogen as well as some phosphorous and a good dose of calcium. Flows fairly well through a drop spreader or spinner spreader. Mix with other pelleted amendments to improve flowability and decrease trips on the field. Also great for side-dressing corn or squash. Apply at 5#/200 sq ft or 25#/1000 sq ft. MOFGA-approved.
983FM FISH MEAL 5# $6.00, 50# $35.00

Coming to Terms
Organic or Certified Organic Both of these terms refer only to products that have been produced on a farm that meets the standards established by the National Organic Program of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The farm must comply with USDA/NOP regulations and pass an inspection by an approved accredited certifying agency. Production practices must enhance the health of the farm. No synthetic inputs are allowed. Conventional In conventional agriculture, synthetic inputs (fertilizers, insecticides, fungicides, and herbicides) are used to produce the highest yields and maximize profits. There are good conventional growers who use crop rotation and integrated pest management to minimize their use of synthetic inputs. The Maine Potato Lady offers products from some carefully-selected conventional growers.

MUSTARD SEED MEAL (4.5-2.6-1.2 N-P-K) A new product locally made from Maine-grown mustard seed. A good nitrogen source with added benefits! Reported to have inhibitory effects on soil-borne pathogens and fungi. Also may have weed-suppressing abilities. A byproduct of Maine Natural Oils which produces non-GMO mustard oil and canola oil here in Maine. Apply at 5#/100 sq ft or 50#/1000 sq ft. MOFGA-approved. PLEASE CHECK WEBSITE OR CALL FOR
AVAILABILIITY AFTER FEB 1ST, 2012

Ask Alison...
About Sustainable Farming
What is sustainable farming? Sustainability is a principle by which farmers use sound farming practices to meet their needs in the present while consciously sustaining and preserving resources for future generations. Sustainability encompasses three areas: land and natural resources stewardship; plant and animal production practices; and the way in which the farm contributes to, and is integrated in, the community. Land and Natural Resources The sustainable farmer thinks about and uses water resources wisely. To maintain quality and minimize pollution, the farmer must consider things like types of irrigation, salinity buildup in the soil, and runoff pollution. Around the farm, the sustainable farmer plans for wildlife by protecting a variety of habitats and providing field head rows and wind breaks. The farmer uses good tillage practices, cover crops, and mulch to minimize soil erosion, and considers using alternative on-farm energies such as biodiesel or wind.

Plant and Animal Production Practices The sustainable farmer believes in “healthy soil, healthy plants, and healthy animals.” Soils are alive and must be nurtured and fed to sustain us now and in the future. Animal and green manures, compost, tillage, and crop diversification are the building blocks of healthy soil. Natural and renewable inputs are used as much as possible, with synthetic inputs used very little or not at all. Integration of Farm and Community The sustainable farm contributes to the community in many ways: through fair labor practices (equal opportunities, fair wages, and good working conditions); by purchasing supplies for farm and home locally; and by providing quality foods and other products to members of the community. Two of the growers who supply seed to The Maine Potato Lady practice sustainable agriculture. These conscientious families care about their farms and their communities and have committed themselves to preserving these for future generations. We are proud to provide their products to you; look for the word “Sustainable” at the end of the product description.

ACTINOVATE® LG AND AG We are starting to work with different biological products to help control the pathogens that plague us. Actinovate® is a biological fungicide consisting of Streptomyces lydicus, a bacterium used as a soil and seed coating application for the suppression and control of fusarium, rhizoctonia, pythium, phytophthora, sclerotinia, altenaria, and other root-decay fungi. When applied to the soil, Actinovate® also breaks down minerals and micronutrients so that the plants may more readily take them up. Also used as a foliar spray for control of powdery mildew, downy mildew, alternaria, botrytis, and other foliar fungi including phytophthora. Apply throughout the growing season. Actinovate® is completely watersoluble, not requiring agitation to keep it in solution. May be tank-mixed with other fungicides, insecticides, and fertilizers, unless otherwise restricted. Do not mix with bactericides. Can be applied through boom sprayers, sprinklers, and irrigation systems. Apply at 4-6 oz per 100 gallons of water or 1 teaspoon per 2 gallons. Please refer to the label for complete instructions. Not toxic to bees. OMRI-A.
801LG ACTINOVATE® LG (Lawn & Garden) 2oz pkt $20.00 804AG ACTINOVATE® AG (Agricultural) 18oz bag $94.00

LEGUME INOCULANT Use to treat field peas, vetch, or bell beans. Rhizobia bacteria enables the legumes to fix nitrogen on their roots. Moisten the seed slightly, sprinkle on the inoculant, then plant immediately. Inoculants have a one-year shelf life. No GMO. OMRI-A.
825IC-10 INOCULANT treats 10# of seeds $2.50 825IC-100 INOCULANT treats 100# of seeds $4.50

MYCO SEED TREAT (MST) We’ve been using MST for several years to help control rhizoctonia or "black scurf" and other soil diseases on our potatoes. We are now using it with Actinovate (see above) and have seen greatly improved control. MST combines plant-friendly fungi, including mycorrhizae and bacteria, in a dry nutrient package. For use on all crops, whether in a potting soil, directly with transplants, or in the planter box with the seed. Recommended rate is 4#/cu yd in potting soil; 1#/500 transplants; or 4-8oz/100# seed. OMRI-A.
842MY-2 MYCO SEED TREAT 2oz $9.00 842MY-8 MYCO SEED TREAT 8oz $23.00 842MY-1 MYCO SEED TREAT 1# $44.00

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Will you accept substitutions? o YES o NO Delivery Options: o Standard Delivery(ships after April 2nd) o March Shipment(order by Jan 30th) o Customer pick-up Sweet Potato Ship Dates (check one) o May 7 o June 4 o May 14 o June 11 o May 21 o June 18 o May 29 o June 25 Onion Transplant Ship Dates (check one) o April 2 o April 30 o April 9 o May 7 o April 16 o May 14 o April 23

Ordering and Shipping
2012 Ordering and Shipping Schedule
January 30 March 1 March 9 April 2 April 2 April 20 May 7 Mid-September October 26 Last date to qualify for March shipment. March shipping begins. See Delivery Options, p. 27 Last date to qualify for volume discounts, see p. 27 Shipping begins for seed potatoes and spring allium orders not scheduled for March shipment. Shipping begins for onion transplants. (choose your date option on order form, p. 27) After this date, selection and supplies of seed potatoes, onion sets, and shallots is very limited. Shipping begins for sweet potato slips (choose your date option on order form, p. 27) Shipping begins for garlic and fall alliums. Last date to order garlic and fall alliums.

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Placing Orders. For best selection and availability, order early. Please note special order dates for spring and fall plantings. We process and ship orders in the order in which they are received. You may order cover crops, soil inoculants, and fertilizers at any time; we ship these products throughout the year, generally within one week of receipt when ordered separately from seed potatoes and alliums. Substitutions. Because of weather and other factors associated with live plants, availability of specific varieties is not guaranteed. When necessary, we will make substitutions as follows: For organic varieties, we’ll either substitute the same variety, sustainably or conventionally grown, or another organic variety similar in season and color. For conventional or sustainable varieties, we’ll substitute a variety similar in season and color. You may indicate on your order form if you do not want substitutions.

Shipping. Because sweet potato slips, garlic, and fall alliums are shipped separately, please calculate shipping costs for these products separately and enter them in the designated lines on the order form. We reserve the right to delay shipping of any orders when the weather is too cold to ship your products safely. Pick-Up Option. To save on shipping costs, you may pick up any orders at our Newport, Maine facility. If you check this option on the order form, we will send a postcard or email when your order is ready, with travel directions and pick-up times. 5% Maine Sales Tax applies to pick-up orders. Payment. All orders must be prepaid. Payment may be made by check, money order, or Visa/MasterCard. There is a $25.00 charge for returned checks. Prices are subject to change without notice. Handling and Growing Instructions are included with each order and are also available on our website, www.mainepotatolady.com. Please follow these instructions carefully for best results.

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265GB

SAMPLE GERMAN BUTTERBALL

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100#

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SHIPPING COSTS FOR ALL PRODUCTS (EXCEPT SWEET POTATO SLIPS - SEE p. 5)
SHIPPING ZONE Zone 1 (ME, NH, VT, MA, CT, RI, NY, PA, NJ) Zone 2 (All other states east of the Mississippi) Zone 3 (All states west of the Mississippi except HI & AK) HI & AK- Priority Mail Only 0-2# 7.45 8.50 9.75 9.75 3-10# 11.75 13.10 15.70 11-20# 14.10 18.75 23.75 21-30# 17.45 24.75 32.50 31-40# 20.90 30.80 40.80 41-50# 24.50 34.75 47.65 51-200# .49/lb .70/lb .98/lb

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Volume Discount Deadline March 9, 2012
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MERCHANDISE SUBTOTAL VOLUME DISCOUNT ADJUSTED SUBTOTAL MAINE SALES TAX 5% SHIPPING for all products except garlic, fall alliums and sweet potato slips (see p. 26) SHIPPING for garlic and fall alliums (see p. 26) SHIPPING for sweet potato slips (see p. 5) GRAND TOTAL
WEIGHT: WEIGHT: NO. OF PKGS: SHIPPING: SHIPPING: SHIPPING:

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WELCOME! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 About Us . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 About Our Certified Seed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Our Promise To You . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 SWEET POTATOES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 POTATOES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fingerling Potatoes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 Early Potatoes (55-70 Days) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 Mid-Season Potatoes (70-90 Days) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 Late-Season Potatoes (90-110 Days) . . . . . . . . . . . . .13, 16 Alison’s Spud Specs™ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-15 ALLIUMS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Onion Sets and Onion Transplants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17 Alison's Alliums™ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18-19 Shallots & Potato Onions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18-19 Egyptian Onions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19 Garlic Seed for Fall Planting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20 SOILS ARE ALIVE! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Cover Crops & Green Manures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21 Soil-Building Mixes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23 Fertilizers & Inoculants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24-25 RESOURCES How Much Seed Potato Do I Need? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 From Alison’s Kitchen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 How Much Onion or Garlic Seed Do I Need?. . . . . . . . . . . .19 Ask Alison: Sustainable Farming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24 Coming to Terms: Certified, Organic, or Conventional? . . . . .25 ORDERING AND SHIPPING INFORMATION. . . . . . 26 ORDER FORM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Inside Back Cover

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