Jim Meadows Home Grown Vegetables
Jim Meadows (nephew of the Farmer) started working for Meadows Farms as a young boy back in the early 70's. He found his true calling in the late 1980's when he realized our retail stores needed to carry some larger tomatoes to satisfy our customers' needs.
Jim started growing some 6" staked Better Boys, Big Boys and a few Patio Tomatoes to supply a couple of our local stores down in the Fredericksburg area. Now he supplies all 22 Meadows Farms locations with a full line of not only hybrid and heirloom tomatoes, but all the vegetable varieties thata garden would need: cantaloupe, cucumber, eggplant, honeydew, peppers (bell & hot), squash, strawberries, watermelon, zucchini and many more. All veggies are in a large 6" pot and are established plants to ensure a quality transplant to your garden.
The list of food items called “vegetable” is quite long, and includes many different parts of plants:
• Flower buds: broccoli, cauliflower, globe artichokes, capers
• Leaves: kale, collard greens, spinach, arugula, beet greens, bok choy, chard, , turnip greens, endive, lettuce, mustard greens, watercress, garlic chives
• Leaf sheaths: leeks
• Buds: Brussels sprouts
• Stems: Kohlrabi, galangal, and ginger
• Stems of leaves: celery, rhubarb
• Stem shoots: asparagus, bamboo shoots
• Tubers: potatoes, Jerusalem artichokes, sweet potatoes, taro, yams
• Whole-plant sprouts: soybean, mung beans, alfalfa
• Roots: carrots, parsnips, beets, radishes, rutabagas, turnips
• Bulbs: onions, shallots, garlic
• Fruits in the botanical sense, but used as vegetables: tomatoes, cucumbers, squash, zucchinis, pumpkins, peppers, eggplant, tomatillos, chayote, okra, breadfruit, avocado, pods, seeds such as corn, green beans and snow peas
With a seemingly endless variety, there are limitless possibilities. Need some ideas on how to use your bountiful vegetable harvest? Get inspired by our Pinterest page!