News From Heritage Farm

Garlic Escapades

Garlic Scape in the Field

Whether blended in a soup, pickled in a mason jar or baked in an omelet, eating is the best way to utilize scapes, a farm and garden byproduct of garlic. Seed Savers Exchange is conducting its first ... Read More »

Mary Ann Fox: Legacy of a Seed Saver

Mary Ann Fox

In my role as an inventory technician for the Preservation Collection at Heritage Farm, I encounter the mundane and meaningful in almost equal parts. There’s no reliable rhythm to it. Some days are ... Read More »

Recipe: Italian Vegetable Ragout

Heirloom Eggplant

Summer is here, and it’s time to gather those wonderful fresh vegetables from your garden or the market. The following recipe was taken from the 1995 Seed Savers Exchange Calendar, in which all the ... Read More »

Seed Stories

Bean 5527 'Aunt Mollie'

Just looking at a seed, you really can’t tell much about it. Maybe you can identify the type of vegetable or flower it will grow, but what about its flavor, its history, its grow-ability? Now ... Read More »

2013 Conference Preview: Evaluating Heritage Poultry

Young Heritage Chicken

Jeannette Beranger and Alison Martin will be at the 2013 Seed Savers Exchange Conference and Campout representing the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy. They will be teaching a workshop titled ... Read More »

The Garden That Seeds Itself

Grandpa Ott's Morning Glory

Part 1: Springtime "The Story of the Root Children" written by Sibylle Von Olfers was a book I read over and over to my children.  Each spring I am reminded of this tale when my garden is bare, ... Read More »