Tag Archive: heirloom

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 »

Printing the Yearbook

2014 Seed Savers Exchange Yearbook

The Seed Savers Exchange (SSE) Yearbook has been sent to the printer! If you’re a long-time member, the arrival of the Yearbook may be the most anticipated garden-planning event of the year. If you’re ... Read More »

Preventing GMO Contamination in Your Open-Pollinated Corn

'Hjerleid Blue' corn

By Tor Janson, SSE Assistant Curator and Steve Carlson, SSE Communications Coordinator A Promiscuous Pollinator Corn (Zea mays) is what we around here consider a ‘promiscuous pollinator.’ That’s ... Read More »

Storied Vegetables: the Root of Quality

Carrot Diversity

What if our relationship to food was like our relationship to storytelling; where mealtime, the end-product of a process, teems with meaning and soul?  What if a carrot wasn’t just a carrot, but a ... Read More »

From Garden to Suitcase to Security

Produce Harvest

Late this October, just as the cool weather came to Iowa, I was happy to get away and visit my daughter and her family in the Florida panhandle.  My daughter constantly laments the fact that gardening ... Read More »

Apple Upside Down Gingerbread

Heirloom Apples

There’s a chill in the air, and it’s time to fill your kitchen with the warm smells of sweet and savory dishes. This Apple Upside Down Gingerbread recipe appeared in the 1999 Seed Savers Exchange ... Read More »

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