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Pete's Greens
Contact: Pete Johnson
Address: 266 S. Craftsbury Rd Craftsbury, VT, 05826
Email Address: info@petesgreens.com
About Us
Pete’s Greens is a certified organic, four season vegetable farm located on the edge of Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom in Craftsbury, VT. We grow about 200 varieties of vegetables on over 300 acres of land. Our selection of organic produce includes all your standards as well as interesting and unique specialty vegetables with an emphasis on baby greens, heirloom tomatoes, and root crops.
Practices
As a four season vegetable farm in a cold climate we are always pushing the limits of what crops can be started earlier, extended longer, or held through the winter. We do this by selecting crop varieties that grow well through each season such as hardy greens and spinach in the winter and perennial greens for early spring mixes. Three season greenhouses are utilized to get an early start and also to extend the season for high value crops such as tomatoes, eggplants, peppers, and cucumbers. We use radiant heating to keep the soil nice and warm. Our root cellar has climactic zones that store different crops at the temperature and humidity that is ideal for each so that we can carry our fall harvests of potatoes, carrots, onions, and more into the spring. The addition of freezer space has also allowed us to freeze summer crops such as corn, peppers, and squash for off-season locally grown treats. Of course in the summer, we grow fields full of colorful baby greens, peppers, squash, melons, cabbage, and so much more.

Soil fertility is critical to grow healthy organic plants, which result in vegetables with superior taste and quality. We incorporate the most current and proven sustainable systems for cover cropping and composting to naturally rejuvenate the land and provide a healthy environment for plants to grow. Our pastured chickens contribute to our year-round meat share, but equally important, they contribute to the fertility of our fields by adding back important nutrients and aerating the soil through their scratching, pecking, rooting and grazing.