Heirloom Organic Seeds Archive

Each season, we face the dilemma of which seed to produce and what has to wait for another year.  Our seed bank is full of interesting cultivars with mouthwatering names and great histories that we want to keep in (or restore to) commercial production.  We are growing over 350 cultivars on the farm this year,

Last week I made a spelt-spaghetti version of this salad, which I shared with Ellen, our Bulk Seed Specialist.  It was her suggestion that I share this recipe with our readers, gearing it toward soba noodles in connection with Leyla's blog on buckwheat. Feel free to experiment with the vegetables used (fennel can be tasty,

Do you have a favorite plant family? Polygonaceae, the buckwheat family, comes close for me.  I love the colorful tapestry that wild buckwheat (Eriogonum spp.) makes of the hillsides in California as the pink, white and yellow blooms open and age to a deep red.  Cultivated buckwheat (Fagopyrum sagittatum) is one of the most dependable