Check out Emilee’s blog Heirloom Living for a look at her latest projects on the farm, travels, vegan recipes, reviews and a behind-the-scenes peek at the seed company.
Our garlic was a little delayed this year, but we got it in stock finally, and boy has it gone quickly! We are down to a few assorted partial pounds. If you want to order garlic this year, you’d better do it fast! Just give us a call at (417)924-8917 and ask what we have available.
Yes, our 10th Garden Show was August 2nd, it is now just a one day event, but is still loaded with fun, plants, contests and more.
We got to see many of our old friends, including a chance listen to a farewell performance by our friend Wayne Horsburgh of Austraila, as he makes his last summer-long tour of the USA.
Also we got to learn from cool demonstrations and enjoy old-time entertainment, just like an old fashioned fair. Make plans to come to our monthly events if you can!
The Giant Tomato Contest with Ezra and Homer Lee
35 Vendors selling local products.
Australia’s Country Performer of the year, Mr Wayne Horsburgh!
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!
Busy, busy, busy here in Missouri. We have all three gardens in full progress of growing the very best in Heirloom produce. I have included a few photos for you to enjoy. Thanks alot for stopping by.
You will find the seeds of some very unusual varieties at our store. Take for example,
Kiwano (African Horned Cucumber) which is a Jelly Melon. It is a very unusual fruit with spiny “horns.” The green-yellow skin turns a bright deep orange when ready to harvest and the pulp resembles lime-green Jell-O. The fruit has a sour-sweet, banana-lime-tropical fruit taste and is good juiced. This fruit is appearing regularly in US markets. Native to Africa, it is hardy and easy to grow; can be grown just about anywhere you can grow melons. Beautiful vine and fruit!
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.
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!”
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds
2278 Baker Creek Road
Mansfield, MO 65704
Contact: Andrew Kaiser or Bill Timmsen