Here it is -- the 2013 Baker Creek seed catalog! I could hardly contain my excitement when I discovered it in my mailbox.
I could hardly wait to settle in and read all about the amazing seed varieties it offers. But, I chose to delay gratification by forcing myself to clean the house, get Little Boy down for a nap, turn on some quiet music, brew a warm cup of tea, light my Christmas-scented candle, grab a blanket, settle in on the couch next to the Christmas tree with my highlighter, Post-it notes, pen, and THE catalog. Seriously, doesn't that sound divine?
This is no ordinary seed catalog. This is THE seed catalog. Run by the extraordinary Gettle family, Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds offers "1,400 varieties of vegetables, flowers, and herbs -- the largest selection of heirloom varieties in the USA." They've committed themselves to producing non-hybrid, non-GMO, non-treated, and non-patented seeds. In other words, they're fighting back against the big corporation's attempts to control our seed supply. This company also works "extensively to supply free seeds to many of the world's poorest countries, as well as here at home in school gardens and other educational projects."
AND, this 350-page, full-color catalog contains such beautiful photos that it's coffee-table worthy.
AND, the company is located in Mansfield, Missouri. What's so great about that? Well, they grow their many varities right there in Missouri. In choosing seed, it's a good idea to buy seed produced close to home because it's more likely to grow well in your area.
In a location where backyard homesteading is not the norm, where I have to drive my own recycling to the processing plant, where organic, locally-grown produce is not to be found in our supermarkets, where the ladies at the supermarket look at me weird when they see my re-usable bags, . . . it's so nice to finally catch a break! We have the largest selection of heirloom seed varieties in the US, right up the road in Missouri!
This beautiful and FREE catalog can be yours, too. All you have to do is request one!
Click here to visit their website and get your own!