We are widely known for our Certified Organic ginger and turmeric production. Old Friends Farm pioneered cultivating these crops in northern climates and we continue to specialize in growing these fabulous roots. Ginger harvest season spans from the end of August through November, and Turmeric harvest is October and November. It is a well-anticipated time of year, and for good reason! Young ginger and turmeric roots are tender, with no tough skin and less inner fibers.
Customers use our ginger and turmeric for: salads, salad dressing, candied, pickles, home-brews, glazes, smoothies, teas, medicinal uses, baked goods, stir fries, curries… and more!
STORAGE OF YOUNG GINGER AND YOUNG TURMERIC:
We harvested our ginger and turmeric at a young stage, before it has developed any skin. This means it is more perishable than the stuff you see in stores. Don’t let that discourage you! It is still the product you want! It freezes exceptionally well-- Be sure to stock up so you are never without!
USING FROZEN GINGER OR TURMERIC:
Prepare the whole root for freezer: Break apart into smaller pieces, wash, dry and freeze in sealed bag or container.
To Use: Remove from freezer. Grate or shave with knife while root is frozen. Do not allow it to thaw, as it will turn to mush and will be difficult to work. Put unused portion back into freezer. Brush frozen gratings off of cutting board immediately so no juice is lost.
Juicing Frozen Root: Allow root to thaw completely; press juice from root (root will be spongy).
Juicing Prior to Freezing: Juice root; freeze in ice cube trays; store in sealed bag in freezer.
GROWING GINGER AND TURMERIC:
We no longer sell ginger or turmeric seed root, and strongly recommend you purchase only from a Certified Clean-Seed source. We do have a limited amount of plants for sale at our Farmers' Market stands in late Spring, first come first serve, no reservations. The best way to find about about this is to sign up for our newsletter.
We receive many inquirers about growing ginger, and simply do not have time to respond to them. There are great online sources of information. Sorry we are not available to consult!