Harvesting Good Blog

  • What exactly does blanching do? How do we do it on such a massive scale?

    What exactly does blanching do? How do we do it on such a massive scale? Let’s talk about freezing food—broccoli specifically! Have you ever wondered how frozen broccoli keeps its vibrant color and nutrients intact? It’s all about blanching, a cooking technique that works wonders. Broccoli straight from the farm needs a little spa treatment…

  • An Opportunity Hidden in Plain Sight: Broccoli Byproducts

    An Opportunity Hidden in Plain Sight: Broccoli Byproducts In our journey to nurture wholesome produce and increase access to nutritious locally grown products, we stumbled upon an opportunity hidden in plain sight: broccoli byproducts. As we processed our beloved broccoli, we noticed the generation of dust and stalks—the remnants of our frozen floretting system. Instead…

  • A 2023 Thank You

    2023, a special year! This year, our broccoli hit Hannaford Supermarkets shelves across the Northeast. However, our broccoli florets first hit tables in February 2022 when we started being served at college dining halls throughout New England thanks to our partnership with @sodexousa . We can’t thank our partners and new supporters enough, and we’re…

  • Sustainable Farming Practices: Nurturing Broccoli with Love and Care

    Sustainable Farming Practices: Nurturing Broccoli with Love and Care

    Sustainable Farming Practices: Nurturing Broccoli with Love and Care Amidst the rolling fields in Aroostook County, the crown of Maine, our broccoli tells a story of sustainability, care, and a deep connection to the land. Circle B Farm’s practices aim to ensure the health of the produce, fields, and the quality of broccoli you want…

  • From Seed to Harvest: The life cycle of a Harvesting Good broccoli floret

    From Seed to Harvest: The life cycle of a Harvesting Good broccoli floret

    From Seed to Harvest: The life cycle of a Harvesting Good broccoli floret At Harvesting Good’s farm, we’re committed to sustainable and eco-friendly farming practices. Our broccoli florets start with selecting the perfect seed, germinating, and then harvesting at peak perfection. Selecting the perfect seeds It all begins with the careful selection of our seeds.…

  • The Buzz About Broccoli Pests: What you need to know!

    The Buzz About Broccoli Pests: What you need to know! At Harvesting Good’s farm, we’re committed to sustainable and eco-friendly farming practices. However, nature sometimes has its own plans, and just like in your backyard garden, pests may find their way into our broccoli crops. Here’s what you need to know! Meet the Culprits: All…

  • Fresh vs. Frozen Broccoli Choice: Which is right for you?

    Fresh vs. Frozen Broccoli Choice: Which is right for you? The debate between fresh and frozen has been ongoing since the flash-freezing technique was popularized by Clarence Birdseye in 1929. That’s almost a hundred years of deciding between the two variations! The Fresh Perspective Pros: Cons: The Frozen Contender Pros: Cons: Why does Harvesting Good’s…