This collection contains brand 'new-to-us' varieties and varieties that had been discontinued and are now back in stock. All grown in the summer of 2016!
Plant: Early Spring or Fall

Brassica rapa

200 seeds/pack    | 45 days

This classic Asian green is fantastic in stir-fry or raw in salads. Bok Choy produces large green leaves with succulent white and crispy stems that cook up well. The leaves grow from a basal rosette allowing for continual harvest of outer leaves and stems while new growth appears from the center. These are especially tasty when lightly steamed with soy sauce or Braggs.

$2.75

Plant: After last frost

Capsicum annuum

50 seeds/pack | 65 days

These plants yield an amazing number of blunt, 3-inch peppers. As its name suggests, it ripens earlier than other jalapeño varieties. It also resists sunburn due to thick foliage. Each compact plant produces 20-30 fruits each! We think this is the perfect multi-use pepper, great for canning or pickling or for a flavorful addition to salsa or soups. This pepper has just the right amount of heat. We have heard reports of some jalapenos not having any heat. This is not the case with our line of jalapeno. Great heat here. 

$2.75

Plant: Early Spring or Fall

Brassica juncea

200 seeds/pack    |   45 days

These huge leaves with red and green coloring pack a spicy punch. The flavor is wasabi-like when eaten raw. The spice, however, diminishes when cooked and is great for stir-fry or soups. It will overwinter well in many climate zones not covered in snow. One thing I really appreciate about this green is that it is slow to bolt in the spring. When many of our other overwintered greens are going to seed we are still eating from this mustard. It is also the last to get aphids or harlequin beetle damage in the spring. 

$2.75

Plant: After last frost

Urtica dioica

100 seeds/pack

This favorite herb can truly be called a food! The leaves are very high in minerals and are great steamed—they lose their sting! Dry leaves and drink the tea daily for the best and cheapest multi-vitamin around. Roots and seeds are also used medicinally for prostate issues. For some, the leaves provide allergy relief. Perennial.

$2.75

Plant: After last frost

Phaseolus vulgaris

25 seeds/pack | 55 days | Open Pollinated

A determinate green snap bean , relatively early-maturing, with very long, straight pods that are exceptionally tender and sweet. This variety was developed at Oregon State by vegetable plant breeder Jim Baggett, particularly for the fresh market grower. The determinate plants produce 1-2 pickings over a 2 week window. Sow in succession for a continual harvest. 

$2.75

Plant: Early Spring or Fall

Papaver somniferum var. album

100 seeds/pack

Elegant and ephemeral blooms sway atop long stems. Plant a block for a stunning effect. Used traditionally for pain relief. Native to Peshwar region of Pakistan. Annual.


 

$2.75

Plant: After last frost

Solanum melongena

50 seeds/pack |  88 days | Heirloom     NEW

This beautiful Italian heirloom is wildly favored by our friends at Dancefarm. These plump fruits are lavender with white and pink streaks. Unbeatably creamy texture. Prolific. Fruits average 2-4 lbs. each. Very good roasted whole for baba ganoush, or freeze to thicken soups and sauces.

$2.75

Plant: After last frost

Capsicum chinensis

50 seeds/pack   |   100-120 days   NEW

 

Scotch Bonnnet peppers are a staple in Caribbean cuisine as well as a new favorite on our farm. The squat golden fruits pack not only heat but also fruity sweet flavor. These are relatives of the habanero and are similar in growth and maturation. Be sure to seed them a good 6-8 weeks before the last frost since they need a fairly long growing season. Expect loads of these golden peppers to ripen until the first frost. Extend your season with row cover or the greenhouse. 

We made a delicious fermented hot sauce with this by blending the fruits, including the stems, with a few cloves of garlic, salt, a bit of honey and a dab of yogurt. Blend well and put in a canning jar. Leave to ferment at room temp for 3-5 days, burping the container several times a day to let gases escape. Refrigerate and enjoy!

 

 

$2.00

Plant: After last frost

Zea mays

50 seeds/pack   |   80 days   NEW

We are very pleased to offer organic Top Hat Sweet corn seed grown on our farm during the summer of 2016. Top Hat is an excellent modern sweet corn variety with plump golden kernels and a super sweet corn flavor. It is the breeding work of Jonathan Spero in southern OR. It has been selected to tolerate cool soils, mature early and have tight husks that are effective in excluding insects. We saw no corn earworm damage in this year's crop! Expect 8 -10 ft plants with an average of 2 ears per plant. Ears are about 8 inches long. Read this article in the Edible Shasta Butte by Kalan Redwood that chronicles Spero's work to bring us Top Hat. 

Top Hat is an open source variety and pledged to the Open Source Seed Initiative. The pledge states : "You have the freedom to use these OSSI- Pledged seeds in any way you choose. In return, you pledge not to restrict others’ use of these seeds or their derivatives by patents or other means, and to include this Pledge with any transfer of these seeds or their derivatives."

It ensures Four Open Source Seed Freedoms for this and future generations:

  1. The freedom to save or grow seed for replanting or for any other purpose.
  2. The freedom to share, trade, or sell seed to others.
  3. The freedom to trial and study seed and to share or publish information about it.
  4. The freedom to select or adapt the seed, make crosses with it, or use it to breed new lines and varieties.

 

 

$2.75