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Zeno Marx

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PostSubject: heirloom and heritage varieties    Mon Jul 10, 2017 2:10 pm

Not saying anything surprising here, but I have so much admiration and respect for the people who work in the cottage industry of bringing back bygone seeds and food varieties. Tomatoes. Wheat. Apples and fruits. Hemp. Anything that they take from a fascination to hobby to community to small business. I also know the world seed banks are always busy doing this sort of thing, but these people who are outside of the agriculture industry and system who carve themselves a niche to play and advance their own interests.

here's an example of heritage wheat flours: http://www.anarchyacres.com/

here's a video about him: http://video.wpt.org/video/2365978971/
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Fight'n Hampsters

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PostSubject: Re: heirloom and heritage varieties    Mon Jul 10, 2017 2:21 pm

Really cool stuff. While on the whole we do not suffer from food shortages here in the west, we have lost variety. I remember hearing that there use to be 100's of varieties of apples (as an example) now there are much fewer.

Also heard a story about Jefferson's garden at Monticello and the meticulous cataloging he did. One of the things hey noted we're the hundreds and hundreds of varieties o the same kind of vegetable or fruit.
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Zeno Marx

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PostSubject: Re: heirloom and heritage varieties    Mon Jul 10, 2017 2:24 pm

Fight'n Hampsters wrote:
Really cool stuff. While on the whole we do not suffer from food shortages here in the west, we have lost variety. I remember hearing that there use to be 100's of varieties of apples (as an example) now there are much fewer.

Also heard a story about Jefferson's garden at Monticello and the meticulous cataloging he did. One of the things hey noted we're the hundreds and hundreds of varieties o the same kind of vegetable or fruit.
I believe it was an episode of A Chef's Life that featured a guy who had 200 varieties of apples, many of which not readily grown for centuries.
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Vito

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PostSubject: Re: heirloom and heritage varieties    Sat Jul 22, 2017 1:31 pm

Zeno Marx wrote:
...the world seed banks are always busy doing this sort of thing...people who are outside of the agriculture industry and system who carve themselves a niche to play and advance their own interests.


I'm a firm believer in preserving the original cultivars...by which I mean the non-GMO stuff. I'm not religiously anti-GMO; I just like real stuff.

It seems that there's a growing market for the real stuff, which is the best way to ensure the perpetuation of anything.



Rubber Room version: Original cultivars and free markets
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Ozark Wizard

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PostSubject: Re: heirloom and heritage varieties    Sat Jul 22, 2017 2:31 pm

Baker Creek seed Co. is about an hour from my home, a few miles north of Laura Ingals Wilder's place.

Great source for seeds and such. They do ship. Great folks, I enjoy working with them...

http://www.rareseeds.com/farm-and-village/
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PostSubject: Re: heirloom and heritage varieties    Mon Sep 25, 2017 3:14 pm

i really appreciate this as thats how we make out money in tge cottage food world tho we have stepped more twards meat sales i just am glad to see this up
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