Category Archives: Variety Highlights

Free the Seed! Introducing the Open Source Seed Collection

Inspired by the free and open source software movement that has provided alternatives to proprietary software, the Open Source Seed Initiative (OSSI) was created to “free the seed”–to make sure that the genes in at least some seeds can never … Continue reading

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Sweet Success: How to Choose [and Grow] Tomatoes & Peppers

Choose your own adventure! No matter where you grow, it’s important to select tomato and pepper varieties that are well-adapted to your region and conditions. If you grow in Alaska, you’ll need to choose short season varieties that will mature … Continue reading

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Windowsill Salad: 5 Greens You Can Grow Anywhere

For years I bemoaned the arrival of winter, as much for the shortage of local vegetables as for the long months of cold and darkness we have here in Northern Vermont. But two years ago I had an epiphany that … Continue reading

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Growing Partners: Midori Farm

Growing Partners interviews are conversations with customers, seed growers & community non-profits we work with that are leading the way in environmental and social stewardship. We’re proud to share their trail-blazing work with the world, and we hope to inspire … Continue reading

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Getting Started: Growing Onions & Leeks from Seed

There are a lot of advantages to growing onion & leek plants from seed – you have more varieties to choose from, it’s more economical than buying sets (especially if you already have a seed starting setup), and the onions … Continue reading

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The Future of Organic Seeds

The world is changing, and our seeds and breeding need to change with it. What does the healthy agriculture of tomorrow look like? How will our climate and habits change? These things need to be weighed so that we know … Continue reading

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Growing Partners: Good Water Farms

This article is part of Growing Partners, our new series focusing on the farmers, gardeners, seed growers, breeders, vendors and non-profits we work with that are demonstrating leadership in environmental and social stewardship. We’re so invigorated by their trail-blazing work, we … Continue reading

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NEW for 2016: High Performance Hybrids

Hybridization is a technique that has been used purposefully and accidentally for thousands of years to achieve a diversity of characteristics including unique colors and shapes, high yields and disease resistance. Many growers rely on the benefits that hybrids offer, … Continue reading

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Our Gift to You GIVEAWAY!

Our customers are awesome! Your decision to buy organic seeds directly results in healthier air, water & communities, encourages further investment in organic research, and supports the many family farms (including ours!) that grow the seeds that end up in our … Continue reading

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Growing Partners: Golden Earthworm Farm

This article is part of Growing Partners, our new series focusing on the farmers, gardeners, seed growers, breeders, vendors and non-profits we work with that are demonstrating leadership in environmental and social stewardship. We’re so invigorated by their trail-blazing work, … Continue reading

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