We’re talking seeds here people! In the words of Vandana Shiva,
“Seeds are not things. They are the embodiment of centuries of evolutionary intelligence, and they hold within them the potential of thousands of years of creative evolution. It is our ethical and ecological duty to liberate the seeds and our farmers. We have a duty to defend our freedom and protect open source seeds as a commons. We have the duty and the right to defend life on Earth” (Who Really Feeds the World).
When you support your local organic farmers, you’re not only supporting the farm itself and the people who tend to it. You are supporting the idea of “organic”: that the world deserves a fighting chance in the construct of food freedom. Freedom, in part, of GMOs and patent control on a life source as old as time.
That freedom begins in the tiny little powerhouse that is a seed. Several of the tomatoes you buy from us come from last year’s saved seed. The melons you’ll soon be tasting did too. This year many of our crops came from saved seeds including spinach, onions, carrots, eggplants, peppers, corn, fennel, beans, cilantro, dill, potatoes, and tomatillos.