News From Heritage Farm

Chewin’ on Seeds (Assessing Seed Maturity)

Eggplant

Now that fall has arrived, folks are often curious about when to harvest seeds that they’re saving from their garden. Although seed maturity can often be evaluated by simply touching or viewing the ... Read More »

2013 Squash Festival: Squashtastic

Heirloom Squash Display

The fifth annual Seed Savers Exchange Harvest Festival incorporated a celebration of squash with all the fun activities everyone has come to expect at the autumn event. The versatile and dynamic ... Read More »

Apple Pie: One more reason to preserve heritage apples

Apple Pie

Seed Savers Exchange Orchard Manager Dan Bussey is known around Heritage Farm for a lot of things. Most obviously he’s known for a vast knowledge of heritage and heirloom apple diversity and his ... Read More »

Fresh from the Garden

Fresh from the garden

When I grab a basket and go to my garden to gather fresh vegetables and herbs, it's like going to my own little market.  I look at gardening as a good workout and a chance to listen to the sounds of ... Read More »

This isn’t about nylon stockings… Seed Storage and You

Seed Storage

Did you know that nylon stockings make the ultimate, multipurpose tool?  They keep legs warm and physical imperfections under wraps; they are maggot barriers for emerging apples; and, in a pinch, ... Read More »

And the winner is…

2013 Tomato Tasting Winner

This past weekend's 8th Annual Tomato Tasting event was a sweet success for gardeners and tomatoes alike. Despite concerns that our tomatoes would not ripen in time for the event, over 40 heirloom ... Read More »