Thetford farm grows saffron for second year – Daybreak

An online publication in Norwich covers a Valley News story about a Thetford farm that is growing saffron, a spice better known for its Asian heritage.

“For the second year in a row, the farm is planting the crocuses that yield the highly prized spice, even though they've traditionally been grown in Asia and southern Europe and weren't expected to be cold-hardy. “We just kind of put them in the ground and that was it,” says the farm's Marnie Williamson. “It’s still a work in progress.” It's all part of an effort led by a UVM research prof to help Vermont farms diversify.

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