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Jere and I had a wonderful time setting up our new store in Petaluma, CA. The community gave us a warm welcome and were so helpful as we prepared for our grand opening. If you’re in the area, be sure to drop by our new west coast location at 199 Petaluma Blvd. North, Petaluma, CA. We offer all of our heirloom varieties as well as books, local art, herbs, handmade items, gardening tools and gifts with more items on the way!

The Sonoma County Bank building, constructed in the 1920s is now home to Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Company's west coast location.

The Sonoma County Bank building, constructed in the 1920s is now home to Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Company's west coast location.

12 Amish made the journey west to build the seed racks and prepare the building for our grand opening.

12 Amish made the journey west to build the seed racks and prepare the building for our grand opening.

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A shopper browses through our new seed store, which features over 1200 heirloom seed varieties and other garden related items.

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By Jerry Orton

Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Co., headquartered in Mansfield, MO is reaching out to the Great Golden State of California with their first branch retail location in the City of Petaluma, in Sonoma County. They’ve leased the historic Sonoma County National Bank building, (199 Petaluma Blvd., N.) A beautiful structure in the heart of the retail district at Petaluma Boulevard North and Washington Avenue. With its 30-foot high hammered-metal ceilings, ornate lights and fixtures, and enormous windows, this venue fits perfectly with Baker Creek’s theme of heirloom seeds that trace their origins back to a time when foods were healthier, with no GMO (Genetically Modified Organism) content.

The new location will offer California’s largest selection of heirloom seeds and traditional gardening items.

The new location will offer California’s largest selection of heirloom seeds and traditional gardening items.

In a recent interview, Owner Jere Gettle said, “A huge share of our current California business is concentrated in a few counties surrounding Petaluma. Not only will we be able to serve those folks better, but we also expect to be a destination for many tourists from across the country.” He added, “The tentative opening date is set for June 8, 2009. We’ll be selling seeds and for a brief time, doing a bit of remodeling, as well, so come on out and see us.”

“We want to thank each and every one of you for making our family business of seed preservation a success,” said
Gettle, “helping us swim against the river of modern agriculture, as we continue to work for the farmer, the gardener and most of all each and every eater!”

Over 1200 varieties of heirloom seeds will be offered, including vegetables, flowers and herbs, the nation’s largest selection!

Over 1200 varieties of heirloom seeds will be offered, including vegetables, flowers and herbs, the nation’s largest selection!

Interested in working with seeds?
Baker Creek is looking for several employees to manage their new store in Petaluma, CA.
If you live close by and would like to talk about this exciting position, call 417.924.8917 or send an email to webmaster@rareseeds.com

Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds
2278 Baker Creek Road
Mansfield, MO 65704
417.924.8917
FAX 417.924.8887
http://www.rareseeds.com
Contact: Andrew Kaiser or Bill Timmsen

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