Sunday, February 03, 2008

Heritage and Heirloom Seeds and Organic Sites around the country and Kentucky

Well. I’m getting ready to order seeds for my garden, The Garden Spot. I want heritage seeds this year, so I can cut back on the cost of buying seeds PLUS try out some really good kinds of vegetables and flowers. Last year I bought some a flat of plants from the local Farmer’s Market, and one was a heritage striped tomato. It tasted so flavorful! Plus, it was pretty.

I researched websites today and found a lot of interesting plants that I like and want to explore more. If anyone else is looking for organic food and/or seeds, these links may be helpful. NOW I want to eventually do a page on each one, and pick the ones I like best.

I just have scratched the surface here. I want to do more research later on.

LOCAL – KENTUCKY
Kentucky only
Farmers Market Directory
http://www.kyagr.com/marketing/farmmarket/directory.htm

Agriculture links
http://www.kyagr.com/forms/aglinks.htm

FOR EVERYONE –
ORGANIC AND HEIRLOOM SEEDS

Grandma’s Gardens –
has a catalog you can order –
also carries endangered species seeds
http://underwoodgardens.com/index1.php

Redwood City Seed Company
California
http://www.ecoseeds.com

The International Seed Saving Institute
http://www.seedsave.org/

Seeds Trust for high altitude gardens
http://www.seedstrust.com/

Flowers from nursery sources
by the Brooklyn Botanical Garden
http://www.bbg.org/gar2/topics/plants/handbooks/flowers/9.html

Redwood City Seed (California)
specializes in pepper varieties
http://www.lovepeppers.com/catalog.welcome.html

Baker Creek Heirloom seeds
http://www.rareseeds.com/

Heirloom tomato seeds – with letter codes indicating resistance
to different diseases – includes Seed Swap 101, how to swap seeds.
http://www.vegetableseedwarehouse.com/heirtom/html

Fantastic Findings lists of seeds
http://www.fantasticfindings.com/results.aspx?cat=seeds

Heirloom Acres
http://www.heirloomacresseeds.com/
Takes PayPal! (Which I like because I already have it...)

Whatcom rare seeds
http://seedrack.com/

Sources for organic and heirloom seeds by mail:
http://www.heirloomseeds.com/organic.html

Heirloom flower bulbs
http://www.oldhousegardens.com/

Heirloom seeds on Ebay
http://stores.ebay.com/Blue-Ribbon-Tomatoes_seeds_W0QQfsubZ2QQstorecachemissZblueribbontomatoesQ5fseedsQQtZkm

The Heirloom Sampler site –
shows pictures of heirloom varieties
and explains about each
The Heirloom Vegetable Gardener's Assistant
http://www.halcyon.com/tmend/sampler.htm

Amishland Heirloom Seeds
http://www.amishlandseeds.com/index.htm

Thomas Jefferson’s seeds
from Monticello
http://monticellostore.stores.yahoo.net/plants---seeds-seeds.html

Bill Best’s article from Appalachian Heritage magazine
http://www.heirlooms.org/beans.html
features descriptions of heritage beans from Kentucky
You pick out the kinds you want and then send them a check.
http://www.heirlooms.org/catalog.html

Local Harvest Seeds
http://www.localharvest.org/store/seeds.jsp
also: herbs, honey products, soaps, more

Rutgers University tomatoes
include the newly brought back Ramapo tomato:
http://www.njfarmfresh.rutgers.edu/JerseyTomato.html

Grow Shitake mushrooms
http://www.mushroompeople.com/

REGIONAL SEED EXCHANGES

Saving, storing, and growing seeds
http://www.freetechsupport.com/csr/seeds.htm

Southern Exposure Seed Exchange
http://www.southernexposure.com/index.html

Seed exchange for each state
http://www.blossomswap.com/exchanges

FARMERS PRODUCE SHARE CO-OPS
AND SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE SITES

Local Harvest – buy foods grown close to your location
http://www.localharvest.org/

The Farm Eco-Village Training Center
offers classes and apprenticeships
2008 Calendar
http://www.thefarm.org/general/calendar.html

INTERNSHIPS

Sustainable farming internships
http://www.attrainternships.ncat.org/

ORGANIC FOOD STORES
Goodness Greeness
http://www.goodnessgreeness.com/

INTERNATIONAL GROUPS

Equal Exchange
Massachusetts
A Fair Trade site – coffee a specialty
http://www.equalexchange.com

Global Exchange
includes Fair Trade, too
http://www.globalexchange.org/

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