How We Grow

Tamarack Hollow Farm grows organic vegetables on rich upland soils in Plainfield, Vermont. We choose varieties that shine in Vermont’s cooler growing season, specializing in root crops and leafy greens. Amanda seeks out varieties noted for their shape, texture, color, and taste profiles. We irrigate our vegetables moderately to distill the richest flavors possible and harvest our vegetables by hand, selecting only the best and handling them with care. We do not use preventative sprays such as fungicides and pesticides, and have only used organic sprays an handful of times over the years in order to prevent a complete loss of a major crop. We manage fertility with cover crops that build organic matter to feed soil bacteria and provide nitrogen, and through selective soil amendments to build a rich pallet of nutrients for growing plants.

All of our vegetables are certified organic by Vermont Organic Farmers using USDA guidelines. Our turkeys and eggs are not organic, but they are raised free ranging on pasture: this means they are outdoors with complete freedom of movement, not inside a barn or coop with “access to pasture.” We feed them grain and our vegetable scraps, and they produce a bright orange yolk that stands up off the plate!

Come see the results of all our hard work at the Union Square Greenmarket. In 2015 we marked our ten-year anniversary at Union Square, here’s to ten more.