Variety Highlights

  1. 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 packets. So this month we want to say 'Thank You' with an organic swag bag just for you! One lucky...
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  2. 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, we want to share it with the world–and hopefully inspire the real food leaders of tomorrow to follow in their...
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  3. Chef's Table: A Taste of the Culinary Breeding Network

    The Culinary Breeding Network (CBN) is a group of plant breeders, chefs, seed growers, farmers and produce buyers dedicated to discovering and developing vegetable varieties with superior culinary qualities that thrive in the unique climate of the Pacific Northwest. In particular they work to identify varieties of interest, connect plant breeders with chefs...
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  4. Great Gifts for Green Thumbs + FREE Shipping!

    "If you want to be happy for a lifetime, plant a garden." ~ Chinese proverb Inspire a loved one to plant their first seeds, support a gardening addiction or deck out the green thumbs in your life with organic goodies. No matter who you're shopping for this season, we've got gifts for growers of all ages and abilities. Here are...
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  5. NEW for 2016: OPs for Organic Growers

    Much the way innovations in horse-drawn technology ended with the invention of the tractor, innovations in open-pollinated (OP) breeding nearly ceased with the arrival of hybrids. Finally, however, the trend is starting to wane, and a select group of independent and public breeders are once more putting time and energy into developing high quality OPs. We are proud to be...
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  6. The Cure All: A Guide to Curing Vegetables for Winter Storage

    As gardening grows in popularity, people are figuring out all sorts of clever ways to get their homegrown vegetables to keep through the winter. Now that root cellars have become a rarity, many companies offer a range of storage tools and other items that can help. But creating the perfect storage environment for a particular crop is only half the...
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  7. The Great Garlic GIVEAWAY!

    This month we’re delighted to be giving away every garlic lover’s dream: a beautiful handmade garlic grater by local artist Marghie Seymour of GrateGarlic (so you can eat all the garlic you like and never have to mince again!) a $25 gift certificate (so you can order the garlic varieties or seeds of your choice) and ...
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  8. Growing Great Garlic: Selection, Site Preparation & Planting

    Garlic is a wonderfully easy and rewarding crop to grow. It’s incredibly versatile in the kitchen, has great health properties and can propagate itself for years to come. There are, however, a few tricks that will help ensure success – like choosing suitable varieties, preparing...
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  9. Time to Plant Fall Onions for Overwintering!

    It’s a little-known fact that many seasoned gardeners aren't aware of: you can grow onions (and shallots) in the winter. These super-hardy plants can survive incredibly cold temperatures with a little protection, and provide quality bulbs even after they bolt in the spring. As with most fall-planted crops, success is mostly a matter of timing. [caption id="attachment_7536" align="alignright" width="200...
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  10. How to Preserve Fresh Herbs, 5 Ways

    Fresh and dried herbs are usually expensive to buy, especially in winter when both supply and quality tend to be low. Fortunately herbs are easy to grow in quantity, and are equally easy to preserve for aromatic additions to your meals all year round.   Drying is the...
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