They're not just produce from California anymore. Vermont growers are taking interest in trying to grow crops not typically associated with the cool, short growing season in northern New England, reports Montpelier, Vermont's Times-Argus newspaper.
The article reports that more farmers are able to take risks with experimental produce these days because of the micro scale of many farm operations, and the growing opportunity for direct sales to farmers markets and restaurants. Plums, cherries, okra, tomatillos, and artichokes - Vermont farmers are expanding their horizons. Do you notice this trend in your area? Are you trying something new - and why? Is it a conversation starter, or do you have a demand for a specific vegetable from a certain market?