#Heirloom Seeds

AgricultureSantafe New Mexican.com

Reclaiming and expanding Native foodways in New Mexico, one seed at a time

For the past 34 years, Roxanne Swentzell has worked to save the seeds of her ancestors. “I remember getting a small pouch of a variety of Pueblo white corn that had been passed down from my great-great-grandmother,” said Swentzell, pulling out an ear of Pueblo red meal corn from a large storage bin at the Flowering Tree Permaculture Institute’s San Pedro Homesite — a farm, permaculture teaching center and future seed bank just outside Santa Clara Pueblo.
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Pima, AZpima.gov

Want to share seeds with the Seed Library? Here’s how!

Did you know that one of the Pima County Public Library/PCPL Seed Library's goals is to become self-sustaining?. This means that one day the seeds shared through the Seed Library will come from seeds that you, the community, have grown and shared with the Seed Library. You can help us...
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Lost Produce Varieties

My grandpa always grew at least one Early Girl tomato, so I always have one too. This is a shorter season tomato but it produces early, as the name would indicate. He also grew many produce varieties that you cannot now find. Even the companies with heirloom seeds rarely have the types of lost produce he would grow. It is a pity that commercial seed production only focuses on their proprietary varieties.
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The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

Native Son Farm has bumper crop of heirloom tomatoes

TUPELO • The folks at Native Son Farm are up to their elbows in heirloom tomatoes. One day last week, they picked 40 crates, each weighing about 25 pounds. “Right now, we’re in peak heirloom production,” said Antonia “Toni” Hankins, the farm’s greenhouse production/sales manager. “Heirlooms are the world’s brightest, boldest and most aromatic produce, known for their rich flavor, awkward shapes and vivid colors.”

The Best Places to Buy Seeds

*This post may have affiliate links, which means I may receive commissions if you choose to purchase through links I provide (at no extra cost to you). I’ve seen a bunch of bloggers posting seed catalogs and seed packets they have bought, since spring is just around the corner. I figure I should join in on the fun as well. Today I want to give you my two cents about the best places to buy seeds.

Heirloom fruits and vegetables a link to the past

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, CA — The flavor of a ripe heirloom tomato in mid-summer cannot be surpassed, and many people look forward to their superior quality and taste every year. A big slab of Cherokee Purple or Brandywine tomato in a sandwich or on a salad tops the list of...