My mom got this great new catalog in the mail this year from Sand Hill Preservation Center. I’m always on the lookout for places like this to buy seeds from so I brought home the catalog to read through it. I was amazed by the number of heirloom items from poultry to potatoes and everything in between. I’m amazed by all the wonderful things listed in the catalog, the sheer number of heirloom tomatoes is staggering! You won’t be dazzled by glossy pages with beautiful photos, you can tell this catalog is about the preservation of seeds, not about selling the latest and greatest “seedless tomato” or whatever the exciting new vegetable/flower is this year.
This is what they say about themselves:
“We are not a large operation and all of the work is done by Linda and me with occasional inputs from outside sources. The family consists of myself (Glenn) and my wife, Linda. Our two grown sons, Nick and Cory are no longer living at home. We are not a wholesale seed company nor are we a large hatchery. We are genetic preservationists that are in this for the genetic diversity of this planet we all call home. We produce all of our own eggs for our hatches, tend all of our own flocks, weed and care for the seed crops and produce around 90% of the seed which we sell. We also work with several close friends to produce some rare and unusual items to help give you a better variety. We purchase a few common varieties of nontreated seed to expand our offerings.”
I’m certainly glad I haven’t ordered any seeds yet, I’ll be getting some of my seeds from Sand Hill for sure, a few tomatoes. Now if I can only whittle down my list to what will actually fit in my limited garden space. I’m always happy to find out about new places like this order seeds from. I really appreciate what people like this do, devoting their lives to saving heirloom poultry and vegetables. I’ll definitely be supporting their efforts! When I’m in the market for chicken I’ll be buying them from Sand Hill for sure!
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