Category Archives: Variety Highlights

Chef Robert’s Roasted Honeynut Squash Recipe

When Chef Robert Tobin heard about our Honeynut butternut squash, he knew he had to create a dish for it at TAMO Boston. He hunted down a local farm growing it, Siena Farms, and in no time at all it … Continue reading

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Be First to Market with Colorful Vegetables

In Vermont, most farmers’ markets start in May. This may seem late to those of you growing in warmer climes, and it is. What’s even more shocking is that at that time of year, there’s only just enough produce to … Continue reading

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Sprouts Collection GIVEAWAY!

ENTER TO WIN! We’re giving away a Best-selling Sprout Collection to one lucky winner – read to the end for details on how to enter. Happy, Healthy Holidays The holidays are such a special time of year – we get … Continue reading

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The Gift that Grows ~ Eco-Friendly Ideas for the Green Thumb on Your List

Do you have a farmer or a gardener on your holiday gift list? Here are some of our favorite ides for sharing the gift of growing with your loved ones. Gift Box Collections Want to give a gift of seeds, … Continue reading

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Savor the Rainbow with Indigo and Artisan Tomatoes

INDIGO TOMATOES feature eye-catching deep blue skin coloring, derived from wild tomato cultivars discovered in the Galapagos Islands and Peru. The color comes from elevated levels of anthocyanin, a powerful antioxidant. We are pleased to offer something for everyone this … Continue reading

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The Secret Garden: Our Web Exclusive Varieties

Looking for a variety you ordered last year, but don’t see it in the catalog this year? You’ve come to the right place! Each year some varieties don’t make the cut in our catalog – we may have decided to … Continue reading

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Conquering Mildew with Vitalis Organic Seeds

Vitalis Organic Seeds is a family-owned Dutch seed company that focuses their breeding work and organic seed production primarily on leafy and fruiting crops such as lettuce, spinach, tomatoes and peppers. These crops are subject to a host of disease … Continue reading

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The Story of a Seed: from Pollination to your Plate

  Have you ever wondered how the seeds in our packets got there? Some varieties, like Honeynut butternut squash, have particularly unique stories. We couldn’t resist sharing the remarkable journey of this little squash and the vital farms and faces … Continue reading

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New in 2015 Variety Highlights

Here are a few highlights of the NEW varieties in our 2015 catalog that we are really excited about! To see the full list, click here. Shiraz Beet – Open-Pollinated The first disease-resistant OP beet developed for organic production. This … Continue reading

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Participatory Breeding of ‘Who Gets Kissed?’ Sweet Corn

Sweet corn is an essential crop for many organic farmers, and farmer-breeder Martin Diffley is no exception. But Martin couldn’t find an organic variety that worked on his farm. So he collaborated with plant breeders to make one. Martin had … Continue reading

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