As I have mentioned previously I am now in the process of trying to specifically grow heirloom vegetables as much as possible. This is the time of year when I begin to daydream about next seasons garden. I read through my old seed catalogs and dig around on the internet trying to envision next years harvest.
Last year while I was looking for seeds a fellow gardener recommended a company called Seed Savers Exchange. I am now going to do the same and recommend this fine company to you! This is a description straight from their website, which is located at www.seedsavers.org
"Seed Savers Exchange is a non-profit, member supported organization that saves and shares the heirloom seeds of our garden heritage, forming a living legacy that can be passed down through generations."
"Seeds now are widely used by seed companies, small farmers supplying local and regional markets, chefs and home gardeners and cooks, alike."
It is really an amazing group of people. It is the largest non-governmental seed bank in the U.S. and they have personally maintained more than 25,000 endangered seeds. Some of the seed variety have traveled the globe to be part of this unique farm in Iowa.
I ordered a few seeds from this company last year. Their prices are very reasonable and their selection is amazing. If you simply want basic heirloom veggies such as a nice sweet corn or are interested in something more exotic like the golden sweet pea these guys have it.
Their website contains some great information on growing and harvesting heirlooms for those of us who are just starting out.
I highly recommend this company. If you are interested in becoming more independent in regards to feeding your family, buying organic heirlooms and supporting green jobs then you really need to check these guys out while you are daydreaming through the cold winter months.