Heirloom Varieties

Was sent this article, Our Dwindling Food Variety, by a friend and was so shocked to see how many heirloom vegetable varieties we’ve lost through industrial farming.

Yesterday, we picked about 6 pounds of Champion of England Shelling Peas. These are gorgeous pods that impel you to shell and eat on the spot. I purchased these seeds from Seedsaver’s exchange and will certainly be saving some of this variety for next year.

See this article for more information on growing heirloom varieties. It also lists sources for purchasing heirloom seeds, and resources for learning how to save your own.