Last year, we launched our first 1840 Farm Heirloom Seed Collections in order to share our favorite heirloom varieties with our readers. This year, we are excited to be partnering with our friends at Fresh Eggs Daily to bring you an expanded selection of Heirloom Seed Collections. Each collection has been carefully curated to pair varieties that are well suited for growing together in your gardens and ours. All of the seeds in our collections are heirloom, non-GMO, and sourced from Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Company, a family owned seed purveyor.
Lisa and I first became friends during the summer of 2012. What started as a casual conversation about chicken keeping and writing quickly evolved into an ongoing dialog about so much more. Within days, we were trading messages about using old fashioned techniques to care for our animals, tips for tending to our gardens, and the warm childhood memories of our grandparents doing the same. Two years have passed and our conversation is still going strong.
This winter, we discovered that we were each working independently on curating heirloom seed collections for the upcoming growing season. Within minutes, we decided that working together on the collection would allow us to offer a better variety of seeds to our customers and give us another reason to chat all summer long.
We’re hoping that you will join us in growing a few of our favorite heirlooms in your gardens. Together, we can learn more about the history of these varieties and share our favorite preparations for our families and the animals in our care. Whether you grow a collection of herbs to boost the health of your hens or tend a tomato patch to brighten the fresh meals served at your family table, we hope that you will enjoy joining in our friendly conversation this summer and beyond.
In the coming weeks, you will learn more about each individual variety in this year’s collection. We invite you to join The 1840 Farm Community on Facebook and Fresh Eggs Daily on Facebook to share updates from your garden and keep up to date on what we’re harvesting from our heirloom gardens. We’ll also be sharing regular garden updates along with fresh, seasonal recipes in our 1840 Farm Community Newsletter and The Fresh Eggs Daily Newsletter. In the meantime, you can view photos from the gardens at 1840 Farm by visiting our Garden Photo Tour. More photos will be added as we progress through the 2014 growing season.
While we’re all waiting for spring weather to finally arrive and the growing season to begin, 1840 Farm, Fresh Eggs Daily, and Sasquatch Books have a fantastic giveaway to share with you. One lucky winner will win:
- One 1840 Farm Heirloom Gardener’s Seed collection of their choice
- One Fresh Eggs Daily Chicken Keepers’ Seed Collection of their choice
- A copy of Grow Cook Eat: A Food Lover’s Guide to Vegetable Gardening from Sasquatch Books
Good luck to all who enter!