Planned organic vegetables, herbs and flowers for the 2014 growing season as of February 12, 2014.....

Apples & Apple Cider (transitional organic) (4759 Coloma Rd, Coloma, MI)

  1. Honeycrisp
  2. Gala
  3. Twin Bee Gala
  4. Cortland
  5. Jonagold
  6. Golden Delicious
  7. Red Delicious
  8. Apple Cider
  • Beans
  1. Provider Bush Bean
  2. Royal Burgundy Bush Bean
  3. California Blackeyed Peas
  • Beets
  1. Chioggia (heirloom)
  2. Detroit Dark Red
  3. Touchstone Golden
  • Blueberries
  1. Jerseys
  2. Blue Rays
  • Broccoli
  1. Belstar F1
  2. Roaslind
  • Brussels Sprouts
  1. Nautic F-1
  • Cabbage
  1. Fargo F-1
  2. Red Express
  • Carrots
  1. Napoli F1
  2. Danver 126
    Cauliflower
  1. Goodman
  2. Veronica Romanesco
    Cucumbers
  1. Marketmore 76
  2. Calypso F1

Eggplant

  1. Listada Di Gandia
  2. Snowy
  • Flowers
  1. Sunflowers
  • Greens
  1. Champion Collard
  2. Mizuna Mustard
  3. Red Russian Kale
  4. Lacinto Kale
  5. Vates Kale
  6. Turnip Greens
  • Herbs
  1. Cilantro - Santo
  2. Catnip
  3. Dill - Green Sleeves
  4. Oregano
  5. Basil -
    1. Sweet
    2. Purple Dark Opal
  6. Parsley - Italian Flat Leaf
  7. Garlic Chives
  8. Lemon Balm
  9. Fennel - Solaris F1
  10. Oregano
  11. Sage
  12. Thyme

Lettuce

  1. Romaine - Green Towers
  2. New Red Fire - leaf lettuce
  3. Green Summer Crisp
  4. Arugula
  • Melons
  1. Sugar Baby Watermelon
  2. Blacktail Mountain Watermelon
  3. Sivan F1 Melon (cantelope style sweet melon)
  • Okra
  1. Burgandy
  2. Clemson Spineless
  • Onions
  1. Walla Walla Yellow
  2. Cortland Hybrid
  3. Parade Bunching
  4. Yellow Cippolini
  5. Leek Striker F1
  • Peas
  1. Oregon Sugar Pod II
  • Peppers
  1. Bell Peppers - King of the North (red and green bell) 1*
  2. Sweet Nardello - 1*
  3. Spanish Padron - 1/6* (10% are hot, the rest are mild)
  4. Jalapenos
    1. Big Guy Jalapeno - 3+*
  1. Habenero
  1. Chocolate Habanero - 9+*
  2. Habenaro (traditional orange) - 9+*

7 Pot Douglah - 9+* (for BigFatsHotSauce.com)

  • Potatoes
  1. Yukon Gold
  2. Dark Red Norland
  3. Purple Viking
  4. All Blue
  5. Laratte
  6. Beauregard Sweet Potato
  7. Japanese Red Sweet Potato

Pumpkins

  1. Baby Pam (good for pies)
  2. Jack B. Little (decorative)
  3. Jack Straw (carving)
  4. Musque De Provence (pumpkin style winter squash)
  5. Cinderella (also called "Rouge vif d'Etampes", a large pie pumpkin)
  • Radishes
  1. French Breakfast
  2. Plum Purple
  3. White Icicle
  4. Rudolf
    Spinach
  1. Bloomsdale
  2. Corvair
    Squash
  1. Dark Star Zucchini - summer squash
  2. Goldy F1 Yellow Zucchini - summer squash
  3. Yellow Crook Neck - summer squash
  4. Dark Green Scallopini - summer squash
  5. Yellow Scallopini - summer squash
  6. Carnival - winter squash
  7. Butternut - winter squash
  8. Acorn Squash - winter squash
  9. Delicata - winter squash
  10. Red Kuri - winter squash
  11. Blue Hubbard - winter squash
  12. Burgess Buttercup - winter squash

Swiss Chard

  1. Rainbow Chard
  • Tomatoes
  1. Roma - San Marzano
  2. Yellow Perfection
  3. Green Zebra (aka "Mr. Stripey")
  4. Medford
  5. Juanne Flamme
  • Turnips
  1. Tokyo Market
  2. Scarlett Ohno

 

Notes and comments:

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Pepper heat in Scoville units and examples:

9* = 855,000–1,050,000 (Naga Jolokia)
8* = 350,000–580,000 (Red Savina)
7* = 100,000–350,000 (Habanero)
6* = 50,000–100,000 (Thai, Pequin)
5* = 30,000–50,000 (Cayenne, Tobasco)
4* = 10,000–23,000 (Serrano, Chipotle)
3* = 2,500–8,000 (Jalapeno, Anaheim)
2* = 500–2,500 (Anaheim, Poblano)
1* = 100–500 (Pepperoncini, Pimento)

Farmers Markets for the 2014 season are:

Tuesday - Kalamazoo Farmers Market, 7am-2 pm, at 1204 Bank St., Kalamazoo, MI

Tuesday - Granger Farmers Market, 3-7 pm, at 12435 Adams Rd, Granger, IN

Wednesday - Seaway Bank Farmers Market, 9am - 2 pm at 87th and Langley, Chicago, IL

Wednesday - Andersonville Farmers Market, 3 - 8 pm at Berwin Ave. between Clark St and Ashland Ave, Chicago, IL

Wednesday - Logan Square Night Market, 4 - 8 pm at Logan Square Blue Line/Milwaukee & Kedzie, Chicago, IL

Thursday - Granger Farmers Market, 2-7 pm, at 12435 Adams Rd, Granger, IN

Friday - Harbor Market, 11-3 pm, at 510 West Main St., Benton Harbor, MI

Saturday - Southport Farmers Market, 8am - 2pm, Blaine School, 1420 W. Grace Street Chicago, IL

Saturday - Oak Park Farmers Market, 7am - 1pm, 460 Lake St., Oak Park, IL

Saturday - Granger Farmers Market, 8-2 pm, at 12435 Adams Rd, Granger, IN

Sunday - Glenwood Sunday Market, 9-2 pm, Glenwood Ave. between Morse and Lunt, Chicago, IN

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