Heirloom Organic Seeds Archive

Today we m eet December 1st. Where I am located it is sunny. A brisk north wind passes through intermittently, sending bright yellow leaves flying this way and that like children playing tag. It is a normal winter day, which I am thankful for. Here in the Northern Valley of California our winters have not

It is such a wonderful time of year. It is time to light fires and fill your house with the smell of mulled cider heating on the stove. It is the season for soups and savory pies, chowders and stews. It is one of my favorite times of year because it is time to nest,


Rye is a cold hardy ancient grain. Its roots are traced to Southwest Asia and may have been used since 1500-1800 bc.  It is a low gluten flour and has largely been used for hardy, dense breads and porridges. It’s been considered a low quality grain and was thought inferior by the upper classes of