News From Heritage Farm

Top Ten Heirloom Tomato Varieties

Gold Medal tomato

The time has come to get your tomato plants started so they're ready to transfer outside once the warm weather officially settles in. Take a look at this winter's top ten favorite heirloom tomato ... Read More »

An Afternoon in the Preservation Lab

Bean Evaluations

The Preservation Lab at Seed Savers Exchange was buzzing with activity on this Friday afternoon in February. With about 13 full-time employees whose specializations range from germination testing to ... Read More »

How to Get Ahead

Garden Planning

Some people mistakenly believe that farmers have a “down season.” Without the twelve hour days harvesting and weeding, a winter spent reviewing crop spreadsheets and lounging by a wood stove might ... Read More »

Seed Saving Collection for First-Timers

Seed Saving Collection

In our grandparents' day seed saving was just part of gardening.  Store-bought seed, like store-bought anything, was a luxury for my Grandma. She could only afford to order what she couldn’t easily ... Read More »

What’s Your Heirloom Tomato Name?

Heirloom Tomato

Ever wonder about the names of your favorite heirloom tomatoes? Some names are rather descriptive of the color, shape, or place they came from (Hungarian Heart, Green Sausage, Wapsipinicon Peach), ... Read More »

Rowen White elected to Seed Savers Exchange Board of Directors

Rowen White

Decorah, Iowa —Seed Savers Exchange, Inc. is pleased to announce the election of Rowen White to its board of directors.  The election was approved at a special meeting of the board on Friday, February ... Read More »