Heirlooms and Their Stories Seed Collection
Seeds for 6 local heirloom vegetables that have been passed on by seed-savers in my area. This is not the usual heirloom assortment with well-known and widely grown heirlooms like Brandywine Tomato (which I love, but you can get it lots of places.) These are seeds from among my offerings that I got from local seed-savers. Comes with six packets of seed and two pages of information on what I know of their stories. These varieties are a real link with the flavors of the past, and with the diverse and quirky people who grew them.
Several of these are entwined with my life, for example the Mill Creek Onions. I found a box of these onions at the local farmer's market after the couple who bred them had died. Nobody was carrying on saving the seed. Luckily, onions can be planted to make plants that will eventually go to seed. I bought the box and took it to Ellen Bartholomew at Golden Rule Garden, who has been stewarding the variety for several years now.